Patrick Amber and Jan-Erik Bullet who made the fantastic swift for our recent petition presentation at the Sheffield Town Hall will be hosting 2 workshops, making a Scream of Swifts! All swifts made will be used for our forthcoming publicity and campaign events.
They will be making swifts out of willow, tissue paper and paint. Both adults and children are very welcome.
The events are taking place on Sunday 15th and Sunday 22nd January, 10am to 2pm, Abbeyfield Park, 30 Abbeyfield Road / 187 Burngreave Road, Sheffield. Please come along – no previous experience necessary and the more the merrier!
Video recording will be taking place for promotional purposes.
Sheffield Swift Network ‘s ‘Make Swift Bricks Compulsory’ petition was handed over to Sheffield City Council today, (24th November 2022) and was positively received by councillors .
Whilst the council fell short of agreeing to mandate swift bricks in all new buildings, they DID suggest that the Local Plan – which is a strategic document – would include swift bricks in the examples of what can be included to increase biodiversity.
The Committee even allowed comments to be added from the gallery which isn’t usually permitted.
Shout out to our Flora Jeferzade for delivering the speech in the halls of local power, with passion and clarity, and of course to Nicola Gilbert who has spent months tirelessly working on and for the petition The true hero of the hour.
Sheffield Citizens will hand in a petition to SCC to request compulsory Swift Bricks are installed in every new build home. Please come and join us to show your support from 9:15am at the Sheffield Town Hall!
Your help in endorsing our petition and supporting swifts is invaluable. Did you know that anyone of any age, who lives, works and studies in Sheffield, including young people, can sign it? To give swifts a chance of surviving we need to get 5,000 valid signatures to beg SCC for the planning changes they need. Please sign and share.
On the 7th July 2022, the inaugural Sheffield Swift Summit was held at the Sheffield Hallam University. Thank you to the many of you who came along. Thanks to Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust for organising, Sarah Gibson, author of ‘Swifts and Us’, and Richard from the Sheffield Bird Study Group for some fascinating information! Let’s make Sheffield a ‘Swift City’!