Monday, 15 July 1991

Friends of the Earth National Conference - Sheffield 1991

Summer Newsletter 1991 - Friends of the Earth National Conference - Sheffield '91

I hope that by now all regular readers of this newsletter will be aware of the fact that we are hosting the 1991
National Friends of the Earth Conference. It's being held at Sheffield City Polytechnic (Collegiate Crescent site) over the weekend of 14/15 September. Although it won't be possible to attend as a delegate it will be possible to be where the action is if you volunteer to be a steward.

We're looking for people who would be prepared to give either a full day, half a day (or two full days if
you're so inclined) to help ensure the conference runs smoothly.

Stewards will have a variety of duties, including organising teas and coffees, retrieving people from workshop rooms, disiributing papers etc. We can't guarantee you'll be able to attend sessions, but you'll get the opporiunity to see national conference at work, and hopefuily, should be able to at least participate in the pleniary sessions (and the social! Ed.).

Even if you feel unable to be a sterward, you could help by offering accoommodation to delegates from other
local groups who aren't able to afford the residential conference fees. If you have a spare bed or mattress  (or even some comfortable floor space) we'd love to hear from you.

Your guest(s) will be staying Friday and Saturday nights (or possibly just Saturday in some cases) and would no doubt appreciate a spot of breakfast. They'll make their own way to your house/flat unless they arrive on the Friday night in time for the John Preedy memorial Lecture (and you will be there, won't you!).

The speaker wili be David Slater from HMIP (Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Pollution), talking about pollution control. He has a reputation as a good speaker, and in the past has worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Offers of help with Stewarding or accoutmodation please to Rev Bennett:
Tel. (day) 159886 (eve) 587046.

Many thanks,
Pat Quinn