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Our Membership and Community Relations Officer, Tanya and her team, have been supporting communities in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South / West Yorkshire.

Dec 09, 2019

Birkby Infant School learning about ways to save our plant.

Thanks to fairandfunky for delivery another brilliant day.  With over 60 Year 2 children at Birkby Infants they created sea creatures from single use plastics and shared little ways to look after the planet. What do you do with your rubbish? How can you reduce your waste?#ReUse [https://twitter....

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Dec 09, 2019

Christmas goodies at Shepley Craft Fair

Tom and Carol from the Yorkshire Member & Community Council were delighted to supported the Shepley Christmas Fair with Co-op tastings.  Everyone was so impressed with the range of products and the quality.  It was such a success that next year we will provide more samples, especially the gluten ...

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Dec 09, 2019

Wellbeing day at Belper with some Christmas cheer!

With the run up to Christmas a Wellbeing Day was held in Belper to give people some advice and support so that they can enjoy their Christmas.  The Membership & Community Council talked to customers about portion sizes and sugar and gave tastings of products that in moderation can make a cheerful...

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Dec 09, 2019

Warm mulled wine and mince pies were a hit at Dodworth Festival of Light

Together with the Dodworth Co-op Store, the Yorkshire Member & Community Council again supported the Festival of Light event.  Due to the cold weather we were able to go inside the Central Club and warm people up with the mulled wine and mince pies.  The event attracted a number of people and it ...

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Dec 09, 2019

Calow lights up!

Calow Lights Up! The Membership & Community Council, together with the new Co-op store in Calow, were delighted to support the Calow Light Festival on 4th December.  Support was given towards the workshops for lantern making and some products for a hamper and tastings.  Kaye and Lyn who organise...

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Dec 03, 2019

Property team hit target with Bowls Club donation

Members of Derby Co-op Bowls Club can now take a load off their feet after a game, on furniture donated by Central England Co-op. The Society’s property team have recycled used furniture from Spondon Funeral Home which was removed following a recent refurbishment, for the benefit of the club whi...

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Nov 20, 2019

Do you want to taste the benefits of membership. From dancing to painting groups.

The Northern Membership & Community Council offer members a number of classes to attend across its region.  From the Painting Group and Afternoon Group in Chesterfield, the Dance group in Eastwood, Tai chi class in Ilkeston and Keep Fit and Craft in Derby to name a few.  If you are interested in ...

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Nov 20, 2019

Understanding Pensions and how to prepare for retirement.

A joint event with the WEA (Workers' Education Association) and Co-operative Wealth (investments co-op) was a great way to enable people to have a greater understanding of pensions and planning for the future.  Stuart Mann from Co-operative Wealth gave an overview and answered questions relating ...

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Nov 20, 2019

Learning about food choices in a fun way

Children at Greenwood Primary School near Kirkby in Ashfield, enjoyed a fun session learning about healthy choices.  The children were able to look at packaging and identify the meaning of the traffic light system, understand best before and use by dates, portion sizes and food waste.  The childr...

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Nov 20, 2019

Co-operative solutions to tackle Food and Finance Justice

Food and Finance Justice – Co-operative Solutions by Tanya Noon. Central England Co-operative hosted a Conference to bring a number of organisations working together from foodbanks, credit unions, and local authorities to look at the issues around food and finance justice. The event was opened ...

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