Monday 23rd January 2017
Principle 5 Yorkshire Co-operative Resource Centre
We have a new website address
Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Happy new year to all co-operators
2017 marks the centenary of the Co-operative Party
To contact the Yorkshire Co-operative Party
To contact the Sheffield Branch
Tuesday 13th December 2016
Co-operatives Yorkshire and the Humber is pleased to
announce that our member Sheffield Renewables has
succeeded in achieving its target of raising £70,000 for
their share offer .
A big thank you to all those who invested.
Installation at Lembas started yesterday.
Lembas is a workers co-operative wholesaler, providing
wholefoods, vegetarian, vegan and organic;
Wednesday 16th November 2016
Share Offer Launch November 2016
We finally launched our second Community Share Offer on
November 1st. Giving local people another opportunity to
invest in and benefit from community owned renewable
solar energy produced right here in Sheffield. This Share
Offer launch will hopefully raise £70,000 from investors
to deliver two more solar PV schemes, installing another
56kW of community owned renewable energy in the city….
read more here
Thursday 10th November 2016
The Gardeners Rest community share offer
£150,000 Stretch Goal Announcement!
After reaching our initial funding goal, a meeting of the
steering group and investors last night concluded with the
decision to set the first stretch goal of our campaign – to
reach an investment level of £150,000.
An extra £50,000 will enable the Gardeners Rest
Community Society Ltd to put together a truly competitive
offer to the current landlords to purchase The Gardeners
Rest, and preserve it for the ever-growing Neepsend
With just under three weeks left to go on our Crowdfunder
campaign, we are optimistic that we can reach and even
exceed this goal! As ever, if you have any questions, please
get in touch.
Please continue to spread the news, particularly that the
campaign is still open for individuals to invest!
For video and information
The ‘Internet of Ownership’ has just published this article by
Dr. Rory Ridley-Duff of Sheffield Hallam University
about converting Twitter to a solidarity co-operative.
To read the article
Also from ‘We Own It’
What if Twitter were owned
by the users who love it?
Saturday 29th October 2016
There is a great opportunity to form a co-operative
community to take ownership of the Gardeners Rest, a
lovely pub by the River Don at Neepsend, Sheffield S3.
The share issue closes on Saturday 19th November
See video and full information;
Sunday 9th October 2016
Co-operatives Yorkshire and the Humber
welcome Co-op Culture into membership
Localising the Economy through Sustainable Co-operative Enterprise
Monday 3rd October 2016
George & Dragon
Yorkshire Pub of the Year 2016
In August 2008 the George and Dragon pub in the North Yorkshire Village of Hudswell closed its doors, seemingly for the last time, as the owners faced bankruptcy. 18 months later the residents of the village launched a community share issue and raised £200,000 from 140 members to buy and reopen the pub……………to read more click here – george-dragon
For October Special Newsletter see:
27th July 2016
Co-operatives Yorkshire and the Humber
7th July 2016
Is your local bus service run for people not profit? Would it
be better if it was?
Research tells us that public ownership of buses across the
UK would save us £506 million a year – money that could
be reinvested in lower fares and better services.
But now the government wants to BAN local authorities in
England from setting up any new public bus companies.
This is about ideology, not evidence.
Stop the government ban on new bus companies.
sign the petition
is the cooperatively owned ethical online marketplace for ethical goods and services.
find out more at:
The government wants to privatise the Land Registry and National Air Traffic Services, and involve the private sector in Ordnance Survey and Channel 4. These world-leading public services are all working successfully in public ownership – they are efficient and innovative. Not only that, but these public assets make millions in profit for the public purse. Privatising them will mean the government gets one off cash but future generations will lose out forever on the ongoing profits. Our new report explains when the public would start to lose out
from sell offs.
Alan Dootson, SCDG Ltd, Aizlewood’s Mill, Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG.
Reg. No. 25386R
Tel. 0114 2823100
Telephone: 0114 2823132
Articles in Co-operative News about Principle 5 Yorkshire Co-operative Resource Centre
Saturday 31st October 2015
Co-operatives Yorkshire and the Humber Welcome
The Handmade Bakery into membership
Bakery and cafe, Slaithwaite
Monday 26th October 2015
A Smartphone with Social Values
find out more:
Friday 18th September 2015
Help to build the co-operative commonwealth through principle 5. Education, Training and information.
Yorkshire Co-operative Resource Centre
The 1st General Meeting was held on
Tuesday 8th September.
Join now, and be part of this new co-operative.
Is a Community Benefit Society registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 with an asset lock which means that we operate on a not for profit basis.
70 Cambridge Street, Sheffield, S1 4HP view on map
Mon-Fri. 09:00 – 17:00
Tel: 0114 399 5555 request call–back
A community owned home for traditional crafts and creative arts in a unique setting
Has exceeded its target of £200,000 by £63,422
1,525 investors have raised £263,422
Why become a co-operative?
Most of the news media in the UK is owned by a handful of corporations and proprietors. But instead, as a co-operative, Positive News will be owned by hundreds or thousands of people with an equal say on important matters, meaning it’s a more democratic form of ownership. We will then be ultimately accountable to you, our readers, ensuring that we always report in your interests. And because we are a co-operative, our profits will be reinvested in achieving the aims of Positive News and serving our community.
Like the Co-operative News and The Morning Star, Positive News is now owned by its readers
Ethical Bay is now called
The Co-operative Group AGM voted for the Co-operative Group to remain a member of the Co-operative Party.
Yorkshire Co-operative Resource Centre
Every Monday the Centre is open from 10:00am – 2:30pm. (except Bank Holidays)
Other times by appointment.
Yorkshire Co-operative Resource Centre, Aizlewood’s Mill, Nursery Street, Sheffield S3 8GG
Or email Steve for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
We Own It
We want the UK to have high quality public services, owned by and accountable to the public.
Health, education, energy and water – are public goods that belong to all of us and they should be run publicly. Privatisation isn’t working; it’s time for public ownership.
Message from the Phone Co-op
There are a number of reasons why you may like to consider buying a Fairphone instead of a conventional smartphone. In our opinion, the main reason is that Fairphone it’s the first handset produced by a Social Enterprise with total transparency in the production and supply chain. It’s made using conflict-free minerals and produced in a factory that ensures health and safety working conditions as well as decent wages to its workers. For full details you can visit the Fairphone website.
We’ve been trying Fairphone in our offices and we can confirm it’s as good a handset as any other smartphones in the market. We will be publishing a review very soon – but you can find lots of opinions by just typing “Fairphone” on your search engine – a full list of specs is available here.
You can register your interest todayand we’ll come back to you when it’s available.
Switch to the Phone Co-op
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