Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central
Keeping in touch - August 2018        

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Parliament’s been in recess during August, so I’ve been visiting groups and meeting people in Sheffield, as well as taking a break for a couple of weeks. I’ve also been finalising my annual community consultation, the Big Conversation, which starts soon. I hope that you’ll join me at an event and fill in my survey to let me know your views and shape my work over the next 12 months.

The Big Conversation 

14th Sep - 6th Oct

For a full map and list of events click here!

What is the Big Conversation?

I’m keen to hear your concerns and views all year round, but at the start of each Parliamentary year I organise around 40 open meetings, café and pub drop-ins, street surgeries and other events across the constituency.
Volunteers deliver 40,000 surveys to every household, and it’s available online, to give everyone the chance to have your say.
The Big Conversation helps shape my work in Parliament (you can read how it’s made a difference in previous years here and here).

What people say about the Big Conversation

During recess...

… I've met with Mums United to discuss their campaign against knife crime, visited SAYiT to talk with LGBT+ young people, and held a lively Q&A with young people on the NCS programme
I took part in a roundtable event organised by the Star on how we can promote Sheffield better; joined with other northern MPs to call for an extra £100bn investment in northern transport; and backed a cross-party initiative to defend maintained nursery schools.
I also joined local Body Shop staff in their campaign with Cruelty Free International to end animal testing for cosmetics.

Get in touch


Have your say

As well as meetings, there’s a chance to share your views online. Just click here to complete my survey online and let me know your priorities.

Help spread the word

I need volunteers to help get Big Conversation information and surveys to over 40,000 homes. Could you deliver on your street? Get in touch if you can.

I'm in the hot seat with...

I’ll be ‘in the hot seat’ with Toby Foster on BBC Radio Sheffield on Friday 7th September 9am – 10am. Call with your questions on 0800 111 49 49!


Community notices

Manor Training & Resource Centre - now enrolling for Functional Skills/GCSE Maths & English. Must be 19 years+. Book an appointment on 0114 2642194. MATREC 304-308 Prince of Wales Rd, S2 1FF.

Grant funding for local community groups is available from the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s grant scheme. Find out more here.

Sheffield Manor Lodge - An informal talk on Sheffield's 8 mile Medieval and Tudor Deer Park around Manor Lodge. Mon 3rd Sep, 7– 9pm.  Discovery Centre, Manor Lane, S2 1UJ. Places limited so book in advance. Tickets: £6. Contact or  0114 2762828 ext. 648.

Vote Sheffield Theatres as the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre 2018 - To vote visit, click 'Yorkshire and the Humber' on the map, and choose 'Sheffield Theatres' from the list of venues.
Keeping in touch 

My office is open every weekday and if you have any questions or need any help please ring 0114 272 2882 or email me.

Best wishes,

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