On the campaign trail

Child's drawing requesting people to put litter in bins

Story by Amy Palmer | Photo by Claire Shaw

While election campaigning starts around the country Burngreave Messenger has been looking for ways to support people to have their voices heard over the issues that matter to them.

On Tuesday 25th April our Outreach and Training Coordinator, Shuna Beckett, ran a training course for a group of residents from across the Burngreave area to equip them with skills and share ideas for running a successful campaign. Shuna said:

“The session was lively with lots of interesting and creative ideas. I hope people went away with plenty of food for thought.”

We want to support people to do something productive with their concerns whether that is to start a petition about a local issue to take to the council or join a protest rally.

People brought a diverse range of issues that they were passionate about along to the session such as: drugs, poverty, political issues in their country of origin, and cuts to services and benefits. One local campaign that everyone could get behind no matter what their age or  background was an anti-litter campaign – Burngreave has had enough of rubbish.

So, as our June issue will focus on the environment the Burngreave Messenger will be joining forces with our newly trained campaigners and anyone else who is interested to campaign for cleaner streets.

A poster designed for an anti -litter campaign.
Anti-litter poster

We will be holding an open meeting at the Healthy Living Centre café at Fir Vale Centre on Earl Marshal Road at 2pm on Tuesday 9th May to hear your ideas and form an environment action group.

If you are interested in taking part but cannot make it to this meeting please   contact amy@burngreavemessenger.org or call the office on 0114 242 0564.