A Co-operative Region Event

A Co-operative Region – ‘co-operation in action’

Saturday 21 July 2018
10.30 – 15.15

Arbury Centre, Cambridge

To book please click on this LINK

An informative, inspiring and practical day celebrating and exploring co-operative solutions for us and our communities.

We have excellent speakers sharing local co-operative stories and talking about community run co-operatives, community housing, community wealth solutions and the co-operative difference of your local co-operative society.

There will be a number of information stands, workshops to explore topics in more detail, people to chat to and a good lunch.  You can also find out more about Co-operatives East – an organisation supporting and promoting co-operatives in the east – and the Co-operative Party.

ALL are very welcome.  You may be involved in or with co-operatives, be a member of the Co-operative Party, see a need in your community that could be met through a co-operative approach or have an interest in co-operative ways of working.

The talks:
The co-op difference
Adrian Ashton
Co-operation in our everyday lives
Stuart Newbold
Co-operative Party visions for co-operative futures –
Claire McCarthy Co-operative Party
The Norwich FarmShare StoryBee Springwood, Norwich FarmShare
Community co-operatives – Marvin Symes, Plunkett Foundation
Community Land Trusts as a method of community-led housingRachel Watts, Emily Mulvaney, East Cambs Community Housing
Your local co-operative working for co-operation – Kevin Bennett, Chelmsford Star Co-operative

Workshops – details on the workshops will be sent to those booking

The Co-operatives East AGM will be held during the lunch break and all are welcome to the meeting

A big thank you to the Co-operative Party and local Co-operative Party Councils for covering many of the costs of this day and enabling us to make the event free.

Stands and space for literature are available – just let us know if you are interested when you book