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Sheffield Friends of the Earth's meetings usually take place on the 3rd Monday of each month from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. We meet in the the upstairs room at the Red Deer Pub which is conveniently located in the city centre just off West Street. The friendly bar staff will explain how to find the room if you mention you have come for a Friends of the Earth meeting. The Red Deer’s website is http://www.red-deer-sheffield.co.uk and the postcode is S1 4DD. Click here to open Google maps.
If you can't make the evening meeting then we have started a new day group which will meet a day later on Tuesday at 10.30 am, DINA Venue, 32 Cambridge St, Sheffield S1 4HP. As this is a new meeting please contact us to confirm the venue and time (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We usually spend the meeting talking about the latest issues and planning campaigns. We sometimes invite representative of other groups or campaigns to come along and tell us what they're up to. Everyone is welcome, no matter what your occupation is, or what time you have. Whether you're working, unemployed, retired or a student, your skills and enthusiasm can help make Sheffield Friends of the Earth more effective.
There are also opportunities to visit Friends of the Earth’s annual conference (Base Camp) where you can meet like minded people and talk to the staff from Friends of the Earth’s head office. We also attend regional meetings during the year as a way of networking and learning from other campaigners.
If you would like more information then please contact our group co-ordinator (see contacts tab). If you'd like to have a chat then get in touch by email and we'll arrange a mutually convenient time. Also see our FAQ section below.
The Upstairs meeting room at the Red Deer pub. Picture: Shaun Rumbelow
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it cost anything to attend meetings?
No, being a member of Sheffield Friends of the Earth is free and our meetings are also free. The only costs are for your transport and buying drinks/food.
Are non-alcoholic drinks available?
Yes, although the Red Deer serves an extensive range of real ales and alcoholic drinks, there are plenty of non-alcoholic drinks available from soft drinks to tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
Is food available if I come to a meeting from work?
The Red Deer serves a good range of food (including vegetarian and vegan) so you can grab something to eat before the meeting. We are also happy if you eat a meal whilst the meeting is taking place.
What happens if I can't make the start time or I can't stay until the end?
You'll miss some of the meeting, but that's fine. Just come along when you can and leave when you need to.
How do I get to the meetings?
The Red Deer is just off West Street so there are plenty of busses and trams. See the journey finder here or search using google maps.
Is there disabled access?
At the moment there is no disabled access to the upstairs meeting room at the Red Deer. If you are aware of any central venues with disabled access which are free to hire then please let us know.
Yes. The group is made up of people from all walks of life including people who are working, unemployed, retired and students. It is this diversity that makes the group a success. Everyone has skills they can contribute to the group. For example, we need people to write newsletter articles, design artwork for our flyers, take photographs of our stunts and use people skills when running stalls.
What will I get out of coming to the group?
You'll get to meet new people, learn new skills, have fun and change the world!
What does Sheffield Friends of the Earth expect from me?
We are a voluntary group so it is entirely up to you how involved you get. Some members give up a few hours a month to help the group whilst others contribute more time.
Is all the campaigning done at the monthly meeting?
No, the monthly meeting is used to plan our campaigns and to feed back what we've been up to during the month. Volunteers do the campaigning outside of the meeting when it is convenient for them.
Are there any social events?
Yes, we occasionally organise trips to places like Garden Organic, Centre for Alternative Technology and we have held bowling competitions with other environmental groups. We meet in a pub so we tend to have a social drink after the meeting and in December we have a Christmas meal. If you'd be interested in organising more social events then let us know.