Members from Fulwood Labour Party
Members from Fulwood Labour Party

Welcome!

Who we are:

With over 300 Labour Party members and many registered supporters, we cover over 6,700 households in Ranmoor, Endcliffe, Lodge Moor, Nethergreen and Fulwood.

We aim to be a community organisation with the wellbeing of our ward, its residents, businesses and workers as our central concern. We welcome your input, whether to tell us of a concern you have or to share a local project with which we could become involved.

We aim to be collaborative and inclusive in our approach and welcome and seek to encourage engagement with people of diverse backgrounds and opinions.

Currently we have no Labour councillor to speak for us on Sheffield City Council. We are working together to change that. In the most recent election in May 2022, our candidate Matt Killeya achieved Labour’s highest ever share of the vote in a local election in Fulwood, surpassing 30% vote share for the first time. We are now in striking distance of electing our first ever Labour councillor in Fulwood. We are continuing to actively campaign to achieve this.

Our meetings:

Meetings are held at 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of the month (except August and December when we don’t meet).

  • We have recently re-introduced face to face meetings at the Beacon Methodist Church, Nethergreen.
  • Meetings are also accessible via a Zoom link so that members who are unable to participate face to face have the option of joining remotely.
  • At our meetings, we try to mix formal business with informed discussions about current issues or concerns.
  • For information or invitation to the meetings, contact our Branch Secretary at fulwoodsecretary@labourhallam.org.uk

Our Team of Branch Officers who are all local residents of Fulwood Ward:

  • Chair: Lynn Pocock
  • Vice Chairs: Patrick Seyd and Nigel Jones
  • Secretaries & Membership: Jane Evans and Mark Beckles-Willson
  • Treasurer: Maggie Riley
  • Women’s Officer: Charlotte Killeya
  • Campaigns: Dermot Gleeson and Matthew Killeya
  • Delegates to Constituency Labour Party Executive: Matthew Killeya and Lynn Pocock
  • Delegates to Local Campaign Forum: Dermot Gleeson and Maggie Riley

Our funding:

We depend on donations and fund-raising events to augment income from membership fees which aim to be kept at an affordable level, to fund our activities and campaigns.

Current and upcoming fundraising activities, which are also designed to offer opportunities for wider engagement and social interaction include:

LATEST FUND-RAISING NEWS:

Monthly lottery – chance to win £30, £20 or £10

Our lottery in the style of a ‘100 club’ runs from now until April 2023 and entries cost £5 per month payable by direct debit. The draw for 3 prizewinners will take place on 10th of each month. Three lucky participants have already won a prize – you could be next!

For information about how to participate contact: fulwoodtreasurer@labourhallam.org.uk

PREVIOUS FUND-RAISING:

Eddie Izzard joined us for a fundraising event on Thursday September 29th 2022 at Crookes Social Club 

Eddie spoke about her life from stand-up comedy, to acting, marathon running and political campaigning and took questions from the audience.

This event raised valuable Labour campaign funds and in addition a raffle on the night raised £1,000 for Sheffield foodbanks via the Sheffield Foodbank Network.

Eddie Izzard at the Fulwood Fundraiser in September 2022
Eddie Izzard at the Fulwood Fundraiser in September 2022

Team Quiz Night for Cash Prizes

We have a Fund-raising Quiz night on Monday 7th November 2022.

This will be at the Rising Sun Inn, 471 Fulwood Road.

Teams of up to 6 can enter for £15 per table. If you’re single or in a small group, we can help find you a team.

Cash prize for the winners of £30!

Get in touch to sign up: fulwoodsecretary@labourhallam.org.uk.

How you can be involved:

We encourage members to be involved with the branch in the way that feels most comfortable to them.  Attending branch meetings gives members an opportunity to keep abreast of ongoing local and national issues as well as providing a forum for discussion and opportunity to influence policy, locally and nationally. Invited speakers inform our conversations as they share information and insights about their particular area of expertise or responsibility.

Members and supporters can actively help in the ward by displaying a poster or garden post, delivering leaflets, taking part in our regular food-bank collections, speaking to voters personally with door-to-door visits or helping out when we visit local neighbourhoods to hear the concerns of the residents.

Tribute to Judy Horton (19 April 1947 – 12 November 2022).

Photograph of Judy Horton at Fulwood Foodbank collection
Photograph of Judy Horton at Fulwood Foodbank collection

Judy was a member of the Labour Party from her late twenties until her death from a
spontaneous inter-cranial brain haemorrhage in November 2022. Judy was an active
member of Fulwood Branch for over 10 years. Judy was Fulwood Branch Treasurer for
a number of years and took the lead on setting up and running the local Fulwood Food
Bank. For several years, Judy organised foodbank collections 3 times annually, and
more recently on a monthly basis, outside Fulwood Co-op in collaboration with
Sheffield S6 Foodbank. It has to be said that she excelled in the role from co-
ordinating volunteers to help on the stall to designing leaflets to be circulated in the
area and liaising with the Co-op and Chris Hardy at S6 Foodbank. Her total dedication
to the monthly Foodbanks helped many hundreds of adults and families across
Sheffield. Needless to say, Fulwood Branch aims to try and follow in her footsteps to
continue her very important legacy.

She never sought the limelight but nevertheless influenced and led practical
campaigning activities and contributed enormously to the life of both Fulwood Branch
and Hallam CLP. Judy never lost touch with her working-class roots. Her passion for
justice, equality and fairness rolled into her practical activism and her dry sense of
humour and ability to ‘tell it how it is’. She left this place better than she found it. Judy
will always be remembered for her special qualities – she was compassionate,
courageous, passionate and inspiring. It has been a privilege over many years to
campaign for justice, fairness and the elimination of poverty alongside our long-term
friend and co-warrior, Judy Horton as members of Fulwood Labour.

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