ALL FM 96.9 is a community radio station broadcasting to south, central and east Manchester and is one of the longest running community radio stations in the UK.
The output is almost entirely volunteer led with just a small team of staff running the studios and managing community projects.
Broadcasting 24 hours a day, ALL FM delivers varied and distinctive community radio for all listeners, with content including debates, discussions, live bands, comedy, plays, community news and programming in a variety of languages.
With areas of volunteering including presenting, operations and marketing, there are ways for everyone to get involved.
Sound Bites is an independent ethical wholefood shop and not-for-profit workers co-op, specialising in a wide range of vegetarian, vegan foods and free from foods – many of which are Fairtrade and/or organic.
They began in 2005 to increase availability of ethical food and support positive social change in our local community.
Visit them at their shop in Derby or at their onlineshop to buy:
- Fresh seasonal organic fruit and vegetables
- Tonnes of alternatives to meat and dairy
- Cruelty free bodycare
- Eco-friendly household and cleaning
- Organic staples: flakes, grains, nuts, fruits and seeds
- Free from products – gluten, wheat, dairy, sugar
- Seasonal and holiday giftwares
- Snacks and treats
- Juices and drinks of all kinds
Sound Bites is more than just a shop! You can find out more about their aims and motivations on their website, but here are some of the things they do:
Offer an organic veg box home delivery scheme.
The Sound Bites Social Change library is now hosted by Yaffle Cafe above the shop. It’s been created to inform, engage and inspire.
The Nibbler is Sound Bites’ quarterly newsletter and contains updates on our progress, information about local groups and events, and articles on wider issues relating to food and sustainability.
Room for Hire While the cafe is not in use the room is available to hire for very reasonable rates, for small meetings.
Wow! So after all the awful weather the country's been having, the change this week to some more spring like weather is very welcome. All around I see spring bulbs growing and starting to flower with the snowdrops and crocuses winning the race so far.
We are also enjoying longer days and this weekend the clocks go forward so we can start to enjoy lighter evenings too.
Choirs R Us is a lively, friendly choir in Barnet with over 100 members who sing pop, soul and gospel every Monday evening.
It's a great way to make friends and there's no audition or need to read music as the songs are taught by ear.
Visit our website for details of our concerts and how to join.
The Stables Horse Activity Centre is a fully integrated riding centre for all abilities, irrespective of their emotional or physical needs.
The centre is open to everyone in the community and offers riding lessons and an environment for people to spend time with horses, thereby gaining confidence with the support of our great team.
Riding and being involved with horses is an excellent way of giving people of all abilities and disabilities an opportunity to achieve a sense of independence and freedom.
Get out more is a social enterprise helping people engage with nature to feel better about themselves in mind and body.
They offer a range of programmes for people of all ages including their own programme of bookable forest schools.
They believe passionately in the power of nature to bring people together and improve wellbeing and, as a social enterprise reinvest profits in the local community and environment.
What are you waiting for, the programmes run all year and volunteers are very welcome?
The daffodil society aims to promote the whole of the genus Narcissus, the botanical name for our favourite flower the daffodil.
The daffodil society is open to everyone, from keen gardeners to horticultural and gardening societies, growers, botanists and flower show exhibitors.
The website contains information about growing daffodils and daffodil bulb suppliers but for those who can't wait it also contains information on places where native daffodils can be seen.
So, just in time for spring, enjoy our glorious daffodils!
Sustrans is the charity that's making it easier for people to walk or cycle, working with communities so that people can choose healthier, cheaper and cleaner journeys.
They work to create sustainable transport options with better walking and cycling links, including the National Cycle Network.
Click on their website to find details of walking and cycling routes and ways you can volunteer to help support communities, maintain the network or champion wildlife.
The sports hub promotes the provision of facilities for recreation and activities for playing sport for the benefit of the inhabitants of Perry Barr, Aston and the surrounding area. Sports include football, cricket, boxing, tennis and many other fitness activities.
International Women's Day is today, Thursday 8th March, where we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.
This week on CommunitySpaceBook we bring to you three very different groups but with women as a common theme.