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Something worthwhile to do?

Volunteer Centre Sheffield just launched a new website to promote volunteering in the city.

Click to visit the site!

The site offers a range of information and advice for people wanting to volunteer, organisations that use or want to use volunteers, and for employers who are supporting their employees to volunteer. There are case studies from current volunteers, details for forthcoming events, and an interactive members’ area for individuals and organisations to exchange information, share resources and discuss good practice and developments.

Volunteer Centre Manager, Julia South, said: “The website is a great additional resource for the team in our role supporting individuals and organisations with volunteering. We hope that it will become an indispensable tool.”

Strategic Volunteering Manager at VAS, Claire Walsh, said: “Sheffield Volunteer Centre already does a great job in matching local people up with volunteering opportunities and advising volunteer-involving organisations on how best to engage and support their volunteers. This exciting new website will enable everyone with an interest in volunteering in Sheffield to discover exactly how they can benefit from their help, as well as interacting with other like-minded people on its notice-board. I would urge everyone in Sheffield to take a peek!”

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Voter registration deadline close!

Sheffield City Council must receive applications to register for voting in the local and national elections within the next few days.

The deadline to get included on the Electoral Register is Tuesday 20th April. Applications must have reached Sheffield Council by then.

Find out more about how to do it here.

Walkers Are Welcome in Stocksbridge!

The people of Stocksbridge are working together to get Stocksbridge dedicated a ‘Walkers Are Welcome’ town.

The town’s excellent location on the edge of the Peak District, in close proximity to five long-distance trails and a superb variety of shorter walks around local communities, reservoirs, ancient woodland, rivers and rocky crags, means that it has something special to offer walkers, whether visitors or local residents.

Gaining Walkers Are Welcome status can have a lot of benefits for a town by supporting the local economy, helping to ensure the maintenance of local facilities and bringing people together to enjoy the benefits of outdoor activity. However it depends on the support and involvement of local residents so if you support this initiative then please sign one of the many petitions around the town (in the Library, the Sports Centre or The Lunch Box café for example). Or perhaps you have some time to spare and would like to get more involved?

Contact Rebecca Hughes at the Steel Valley Project on (0114) 283 0880 or rebecca.hughes@steelvalleyproject.org.uk for more details.

UK City of Culture bid – Your ideas wanted!

There’s a city-centre meeting next week where Sheffielders can have a say in the bid for UK City of Culture 2013.

Starting at 8pm on Friday 16th, this informal event takes place the The Circle, Rockingham Lane. All will be welcome.

Our good friends at Sheffield Blog continue to champion this superb cause and their latest article is here.

Countryside conservation anyone?

Spring is nearly here and what better than to get outdoors and into conservation work? Check out Steel Valley Project!

SVP Volunteers at work replacing a footpath gate

The Steel Valley Project is a countryside conservation charity that has been working in Stocksbridge and the surrounding area since 1988.

They work with volunteers and local residents offering training and education as well as carrying out interpretation and heritage activities as part of their Heritage Lottery funded programme, ‘Stone to Steel’.

The ‘Stone to Steel’ website offers a marvellous resource containing information about local history and heritage as well as downloadable walking guides, news from Steel Valley Project and its partners, and the latest local events and activities for people to get involved in. Visit www.stonetosteel.org.uk for more information! Continue reading

Rural Network meeting – Have your say!

There’s a Sheffield Rural Network Area Meeting on 26th April at Bradfield Village Hall.

The event runs 4pm to 7pm and the organisers say it will provide opportunities to:

  • Support your voluntary and community group
  • Learn more about the Network
  • Identify your needs
  • Gain support from other
  • Have your say about issues that are important to rural communities

For further information come along to the meeting or contact: South Yorkshire Rural Network Development Officer Melanie.Swanwick@ruralyorkshire.org.uk

NW Sheffield asks the candidates – Lib Dems

NW Sheffield News asked the Greens, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour two deceptively simple questions.

Sheffield City Council Leader and Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Paul Scriven answers for the liberal Democrats here … Continue reading