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Oct 23, 2020

Co-op Friendship Group Return

Following the re-opening of the resource centre where the group meet, some of our members of the Co-op Friendship Group wanted to return, especially those who have felt lonely and isolated during the pandemic.  The group are keeping within the recommended six and enjoying a variety of different c...

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Oct 23, 2020

Central England Co-op team support Dementia UK with ‘three peaks’ litter picking challenge

Team from Central England Co-op take on route across Lichfield to help keep the area tidy and raise funds for Dementia UK.;

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Oct 22, 2020

Norfolk teenager donates nearly a quarter of a tonne of food to food bank after dream trip cancelled

Cromer teenager makes significant donation to town's food bank to thank community for fundraising support.;

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Oct 22, 2020

Central England Co-op set to open new community food store in Eastwood later this year

Central England Co-op has struck a deal for a Sainsbury's Local shop in Nottingham Road.;

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Oct 20, 2020

Floristry Lessons delivered Digitally

Sharon McKinder, our Floristry Tutor, is delivering on-line classes to her students on a weekly basis for next 10 weeks. Sharon uses photographs alongside her tutorials and offers a step by step guide to support the teaching. You will need 1 bunch of gladioli. 5 stems 1 mixed bunch of 3 chrys...

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Oct 16, 2020

(Watercolour Painting Course goes Digital)

Although our Watercolour Paining Tutor, Sophie Oakley, has continued to support students during the pandemic, tutorials are now in place via zoom so that students can learn together in a group setting and having the opportunity to see their fellow students again. Here is what Sophie has to say:-...

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Oct 13, 2020

Food store team praise ‘fantastic community spirit’ during whirlwind first 12 months

Central England Co-op team thank Leicestershire villagers for community spirit during their first year in the village.;

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Oct 12, 2020

Memorial project paying tribute to townsfolk killed in the two world wars completed

Central England Co-op Funeralcare has funded a special memorial tablet with the names of those in the area who lost their lives in the two world wars.;

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Oct 09, 2020

Elections 2020

It's time to get behind the democracy of our Co-operative Society and vote for Three Member Directors and Two Employee Directors. Voting takes place from Thursday 8 October to Monday 26 October. You can either follow the link sent to you via email, look out for posts on social media, or reques...

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Oct 09, 2020

Derbyshire food store celebrates first anniversary after becoming vital part of new community

Central England Co-op Food Store in Langley Country Park celebrates first year.;

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Sep 29, 2020

Dozens of jobs on offer at two brand new stores coming soon to the East of England

Up to 40 new jobs on offer at two new Central England Co-op food stores opening later this year;

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Sep 25, 2020

Eco Village in Market Harborough

The Southern MCC were excited to hear about a new Eco Village in Market Harborough and went along this week to take a look. The Village is made up of a number of concessions selling local organic produce, beers, wines and ciders, and there is also a refilling station which covers most store cupbo...

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