[Ssf] Meetings /Project Status Summary
k.gillan at sheffield.ac.uk
Thu Nov 18 14:53:06 GMT 2004
Thanks for that Jase, I think you're right. We seem to have a number of
projects that people have already expressed an interest in, though as
you say tends to be individuals pushing them without necessarily getting
the support they need. Thought it might be useful to get together a
project status report (yuck) so here's all the info I've got at present,
I'll also stick this up here:
If people can offer more information, and as developments happen, maybe
folk could add information on the wiki to keep it up to date. Could also
have specific contact details for each project so that if people stumble
on the website and want to get involved with one particular thing, they
can get in touch.
Finance: We've got £46.05 in the kitty
Kev's done a draft contact card, that he reckons is pretty cool :)
View it here: http://wiki.sheffieldsocialforum.org.uk/Resources
I think if we can agree to print this today then Kev will get that
sorted for the next meeting and we distribute as and when. I'll bring
some price lists.
Raising the fact that Blair is targetting the disabled in an attempt to
More info here:
Date: 27th November, 1-4pm
Venue: St Matthew's Church Hall, Carver St
Actions so far: Dave's sorted a venue and speakers; Kev's doing a poster
(will bring draft to meeting today).
Things to do: print and distribute publicity (this Friday and Saturday);
(?)phone groups who should be interested.
UK Local Social Forum Networking Meeting:
The suggestion was for a weekend meeting, inviting people from across
the UK to share experiences and get to know eachother, as well as
bringing in folk from Sheffield, who maybe want to know more about the
social forum lark.
Suggested dates: 4-5 December
Actions so far:
- Sharrow Community Hall booked for the Saturday (no cost); nowhere
arranged for the Sunday yet as the hall isn't open.
- UK SF lists spammed, response has been that some folk from Leicester
and Manchester are definitely up for it. One other positive reply though
not sure where they're coming from.
Things to do:
- More list spamming,
- Sort location for Sunday,
- Sort accomodation for those coming from outside Sheffield (can anyone
offer spare beds?),
- Design, print and distribute publicity (with some changes we could
reuse the non distributed one for the ESF),
- Work out a cheap way of feeding everyone.
The idea is to petition the council to twin Sheffield with Fallujah.
Adam has cracked on with finding support for this idea within the
council and seems to have had some success. More info needed.
US Presidential Inaugaration:
Fun idea for a protest - ironic victory parade, a chance to distribute
some serious literature, raise some issues and get some attention.
Date: 20th Jan
Things to do:
- everything, maybe set up an informal, non publicised meeting to
discuss possibilities, basically get a project group together.
Spittal Hill Local Voice:
There's a page recently set up here:
They could use some support I'm sure. We could use some more info on
Spurred by the discraceful goings on in Burngreave it was suggested that
it would be good to have a fairly high profile meeting early in the next
year, to learn about regeneration, how the processes are meant to work,
and what possibilities there are for opposing the wholesale destruction
Things to do:
- everything, maybe find out who we can get as speakers.
SSF2005 (?annual forum?):
This is a suggestion for sometime next year, possibly to coincide with
the Sheffield G8 meeting. Some suggestions have been made here:
Things to do:
- everything, maybe focus on visualising the thing for now, stick ideas
on the wiki or the list.
Think that's the lot, see you later,
spodulike at freeuk.com wrote:
> Just spoke to Dave about the welfare stuff, not co-ordinated it seems
> and in danger of not happening. So would suggest this organisation
> thing needs to be resolved.
> For the meeting it would be good to go around, as did last meet, and
> see what everyone wants to do. Then maybe to set a timescale of stuff
> and priorities?
> What really needs to come out is defined tasks. At the moment it seems
> to be individuals who push stuff forward, which is ok but not really
> organised and puts a lot on single cogs. I think one problem is
> everyone is busy but even if we just get some little tasks set on it
> will be more productive than stuff being done ad hoc.
> If we have a plan of what needs to be done for this and that and when
> then we can share resources on various different campaigns. Think it
> would also be easier to pull people into the forum if there are tasks
> they could help with and practical stuff to do on a range of campaigns.
> Anyway, lemme know wot u think etc, cheers,
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