[Ssf] Meetings /Project Status Summary

Alice Collins Angeltime at btopenworld.com
Thu Nov 18 19:25:03 GMT 2004

Hi Kev,
Thanks for all the info. Could any publicity for the Welfare event, be left
at a central point ( eg. Blue Moon) so anyone can pick them up?  I can help
distribute them.
Also, one way of supporting people in Pitsmoor/Burngreave and gather more
info about what's going on - there's a Burngreave Festival of Lights,
Saturday 20th Nov. 5-8 on Ellesmere Green. Anyone up for a curry at the
Mangla after?
Finally, planning for next years Sharrow (etc) Lantern Parade is starting
up. Contact Matt for more info. (Phone no. off list)   Love alice

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Gillan" <k.gillan at sheffield.ac.uk>
To: "ssf" <ssf at lists.aktivix.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 2:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Ssf] Meetings /Project Status Summary

> Hello
> 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:
> http://wiki.sheffieldsocialforum.org.uk/Campaigns
> 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
> (Details here:
> http://wiki.sheffieldsocialforum.org.uk/Finances#Current_Finances)
> General Publicity:
> 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.
> Welfare Meeting:
> Raising the fact that Blair is targetting the disabled in an attempt to
> cut spending.
> 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.
> Project Fallujah:
> 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:
> http://wiki.sheffieldsocialforum.org.uk/SpitalHill
> They could use some support I'm sure. We could use some more info on
> what's happening.
> Regeneration Meeting:
> 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
> of communities.
> 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:
> http://wiki.sheffieldsocialforum.org.uk/SSF2005
> 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,
> Kev
> spodulike at freeuk.com wrote:
> > Ello,
> >
> > 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,
> >
> > Jason
> >
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