Between us, we can have a big influence on how this country is organised in the future. But that depends on what we do in the next fortnight in the best election opportunity the party has ever had. How would you like to help to make a difference? Here are some things you could do.
Encourage your friends and family to vote Green on 7th May. And don’t forget to vote Green yourself. NB: If you or they won’t be in Sheffield on 7th May, the deadline for applying for a proxy vote is Tuesday 28th April.
Put up a poster
If you haven’t already put up a Vote Green poster in your window, please do. You may have already received one from us. If you haven’t or want another one, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . And, if you have a garden in Sheffield that might be a good place to display a Vote Green placard, e-mail the same address.
Support our Facebook and Twitter activity – see the icons in the main part of this newsletter. Or see Facebook JillianCreasy4MP and Twitter @sheffieldgreens. Plus many more social media addresses for Young Greens, ward groups and candidates.
Talking with voters
Door-knocking wins elections. If you’d like to help knocking on doors, contact Gill Black email@example.com 07847 382595. There are canvassing sessions every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, plus most evenings. Election door-knocking is simple and you’ll receive training
Helping to delivering Jillian Creasy’s election newspaper and other leaflets
While we’ve delivered lots of newspapers, leaflets and other materials to local voters in recent weeks, we need to deliver many more before 7th May. There are big delivery weekends on 25th/26th April and 2rd/3rd/4th May – see details for the Sheffield and Rotherham delivery events on 25th and 26th April below. (Further details can be found via http://srgp.nationbuilder.com/calendar or our regular e-mails to members.). Please arrive 15 minutes before start times so we can start promptly.
Sat 25th April starting at 11am and 2pm: Manor Castle
Morning 11am: Meet at The Rhubarb Shed Cafe, Manor Lane, S2 1UL.
Lunch and afternoon: Meet at the nearby The Merrie Monk pub, 60 Manor Park Centre, Manor Park, S2 1WE, for a buffet lunch between 1 and 2pm before more delivering between 2 and 4pm.
Buses 120/123/42 /50 to the Rhubarb Café. From the station (stop is left of the steel blade water feature). Ask for St Aidans Church, junction of City Road/Manor Lane. Walk up Manor Lane, past the ruins of Manor Lodge. Take the path to the left by the artist studios to the café..
Bus 22, 25A or 25 to the Merrie Monk from stops next to the Crucible on Arundel Gate. All buses take you to Manor Park Centre which is a row of shops at the end of Harborough Avenue. The Merrie Monk is round the corner from the shops. Contact on the day: Graham Wroe 07752 473190.
Sat 25th April starting at 1pm: Wath upon Dearne
Meet at Ann Roche’s house, 76 Chapel Street, Wath upon Dearne S63 7RQ. We can arrange for you to pair up with someone else to deliver leaflets. Or collect a round to deliver in your own time – phone Ann (07891 220192) to arrange.
If you’re coming by car, it’s best to park at the bottom of Park Road, and walk back round onto Chapel Street. Please bring a small back pack or shoulder bag to carry leaflets. There will be light refreshments available at Ann’s house before and afterwards.
Buses from Rotherham Interchange (25 minute journey): 22X – Every 15 mins at 5, 20, 35 & 50 mins past on Saturdays; 228 – Half hourly at 27 and 57 mins past on Saturdays.
Buses from Barnsley Interchange – 226, 222 and 22X are frequent services via Wombwell.
Get off in the centre of Wath by the Library, then looking towards Church House (Wetherspoons Pub), go right. Walk straight up the road where the buses go and turn left opposite Montgomery Hall, up Chapel Street – no 76 is on the right just past Park Road. Look for a white picket fence! About a 5 minute walk.
Sun 26th April starting at 11am and 2pm: Nether Edge
Meet at Steel City Cakes, 436 Abbeydale Rd, S7 1GN. Bus nos 97 & 98 from city centre (by Peace Gardens) go along Abbeydale Rd. Get off at stop near junction of Abbeydale and Sheldon Rds.
Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd and Mon 4th May
Venues and times to be advised – look out for further campaign e-mails soon or look nearer the time at http://srgp.nationbuilder.com/calendar.
Or you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07709 110580 to arrange to collect a set of leaflets, plus delivery instructions, from our campaign HQ at the Nourish café – see address above. You can drop in between 2pm and 5pm Tuesday to Friday (not Monday) but it helps if you contact us first.
Volunteer help at our campaign headquarters
A variety of tasks need help in our city centre election HQ at the Nourish café (upstairs), 18 Pinstone St, S1 2HN, in the city centre opposite Nourish. They include newspaper folding and poster despatch. Contact Alison Teal via email@example.com 07709 110580 to volunteer and to receive e-mails for specific requests for help on certain days.
Helping on Thurs 7th May
Can you spare a bit of time to help on 7th May (polling day), during the day or in the evening? We need to have lots of volunteers working in Sheffield Central constituency (especially our 2 target areas – Central and Broomhill wards) on a rota basis throughout that day. There will also be a Young Greens team working on getting out student voters. If you can help that day and haven’t already volunteered, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Make a donation
While we’ve raised lots of money for this election campaign, could you help by giving a donation now.If you can afford to give us a donation (small or bigger), contact our treasurer Bev Cross or click on the Donate button in this e-newsletter.
Come to our party on Sat 16th May – see Party Party item in this e-newsletter.