Cluster meeting 4 July

There was a great turn out for the Chorlton and Whalley Range cluster meeting on 4th July, even though the membership department at the Co-op did not have a budget to send a mailiing to local members.

Some 20 people attended, including members and staff.

The meeting heard an update on how the new structure of the Co-op is working. The cluster idea has been taken up under the name 'Co-operative Local Forum' (CLF). Trial CLF groups will now be set up across the UK, and the Chorlton and Whalley Range is recognised as an official CLF. There is a newly-elected National Member Council. Three 'member nominated directors' have taken up their posts and there will be a proper contested election for a fourth.

Three sub-groups continued there work on projects:

  • The products group has selected 7 products and product ranges to focus on and get more information on what members want.
  • The local co-ops group is focusing on education. The Chorlton Park primary school is becoming a co-operative academy, making the third in the area.
  • The Hardy Lane meeting rooms group is working out how best to manage the rooms.

Click here to download full minutes of the meeting