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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.

Oct 22, 2019

Find out all about Central England Co-op at two special Membership and Networking events

We are hosting two special Membership and Networking Events to allow people in Nottingham and Cambridge to find out more about our Society. The events will see our Membership and Community Relations team talking about what they do, the groups they already work with in both areas and how you can ...

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Oct 11, 2019

Playing our part at the Members' Meetings

The Northern Membership & Community Council (MCC) gave reports to members on the events and activities over the last six months.  Thanks to the council members who also assisted at the members' meetings to meet and greet members.  Speakers at the events included: Tiger Project which uses material...

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Oct 07, 2019

Celebrating 25 years of fairtrade and past events and activities

It has been a pleasure promoting fairtrade over the years and as we celebrate the 25th anniversary, i wanted to share the many events we have supported.  From cooking events using fairtrade ingredients, quiz nights, a cycle ride when we celebrated 10 years of fairtrade, children's workshops, spec...

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Oct 07, 2019

What members can learn from an educational visit

Elaine Dean, President acted as courier for members from Derby on their educational visit to Hereford. She has blogged the following: "A small city in a rural county but rich in heritage. Its huge medieval cathedral houses a copy of the 1217 Magna Carta (updated version) an original Mappa Mundi a...

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Oct 04, 2019

Members being educated about Robert Owen and the Co-operative Movement

Members from all the Membership & Community Councils visited the Birthplace of Robert Owen in Newtown, Mid Wales.  Robert Owen was a true visionary and a pioneer of socialism and inspired the co-operative and trade union movements.  Council members gain hands on experience to enable them to have ...

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Oct 04, 2019

Community Poem to celebrate the refurbished funeral home in Chaddesden

It was a pleasure to attend the re-dedication service to celebrate the refurbished funeral home in Chaddesden.  The Community Poem written by Jacqui Alexander was a brilliant way to highlight how local people make a real difference and how the Co-op provides that caring and helpful support.;

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Oct 04, 2019

New store in Derby

The Northern Membership & Community Council supported the new store opening at Langley Park nr Mackworth.  It was a great opportunity to talk to new customers about the benefits of membership and how they can have a say in the democratic process.;

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Oct 04, 2019

Taking steps to Rethink, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle our rubbish

fairandfunky delivered a workshop to students at Keresforth Primary School.  The students discovered all about plastics, what happens to our waste and how we can all take steps to Rethink, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle rubbish.  The students created some amazing artwork in their Ditch the Plastic wor...

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Oct 01, 2019

Fairtrade at 25: How we embrace Fairtrade at Central England Co-op

As Fairtrade celebrates its 25th birthday, we are taking a look back over some of the great ways we support Fairtrade within our Society. Educating young people about Fairtrade in the communities the Society serves is constantly at the heart of what we do in the form of our Fairtrade Workshops. ...

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