Next open meeting
Come along on Bastille Day - Saturday 14th July - at 10.30 to help us decide what's next for the Chorlton Cooperative Cluster to follow our succesful events in March and June.
Plus we'll be hearing back from the Coop on what they are doing about store raids.
Meetings strictly last just one hour.
Chorlton: cooperative zone
To celebrate Cooperaives Fortnight invited speakers from cooperatives in Chorlton to come and speak about what they do and why they are cooperatives.
In spite of a clash with England vs Belgium in the football World Cup, plenty turned out to hear about Chorlton cooperatives and share some food and Fairtrade wine.
Gill, secreatry to the National Members Council of the Co-op told us about the role of the Council, where it ius having an impact, and areas where they would like to do more.
Debbie and Kellie from Unicorn told us the history of the store and about how its aim is to provide good wholesome food - not a healthfood store but a grocer.
Bryony from Stitched Up told us about what's wrong in the fashion industry and how this inspired them to do something different.
And last but not least, Owen from the Woodcraft Folk told some history of the movement and its likns with cooperatives.
Our question at Coop AGM on robberies
Chorlton Coop Cluster put an urgent question to the Cooperative Group board at this year's AGM on 19 May. This followed attacks at the Whalley Range and Princess Parkway stores. Group chair Allan Leighton said the board was paying the matter very close attention and promised to report to members on how much the Co-op is being hit and what the board is doing about it.
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