Saturday 16 September 2017 10.30-11.30
Venue to be confimed
What's on the agenda?
The Co-op has specified the boundaries of the 'communities' in south-west Manchester where local causes can receive a share of 1% member spend and where the 'member pioneers' will be working. We've decided to rename ourselves the Chorlton Co-op Cluster and we'll be focusing on activities in Chorlton. Anyone interested in co-ops and co-operation is welcome at our meetings.
At ourt next meeting we'll be talking about our plans for the autumn, including a Chorlton History evening on 20 September and a later event focusing on co-ops in Chorlton.
Hopefully the Hardy Lane Co-op rooms will be open by September. We'll be talking about how to make better use of the rooms.
All our meetings are short - just one hour - and business-like. We're interested in making things happen.
What is the Co-op Cluster?
The Co-op Cluster is organised by co-op members in South West Manchester.
We think that we can have a much more meaningful input into how the Co-op is run and how it fits into our community if we do it at a local level, involving people who use and work in the stores - and anyone else who is interested. Here on Springboard we've been arguing this for a while - click here to see our original post on how the Co-op needs to get closer to the communities where it operates and how thus must involve staff.