News About the Co-operative Movement

 Sunday 7th February 2016

we own it

Outsourcing is out of control. Everything from our rubbish collection to child protection services is ‘up for grabs’. Local government outsourcing doubled under the last government. We can’t let it double under this one.

That’s why we are launching the

Our Services our Say Campaign

We want to reach out to councillors and start to turn the tide on outsourcing by asking them to support basic, common sense principles:



People before profit


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Principle 5 Special


Paul Birch of Revolver Co-op

is our guest speaker

all welcome

Tuesday 23rd February

10:30am for 11:00am

Aizlewood’s Mill, Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG

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Reviving Co-operative Culture

Telephone: 0114 2823132


 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

Sustainable Change


Help to build the co-operative commonwealth through principle 5. Education, Training and information.

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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.



Sheffield Money

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


Portland Works

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



Good News!

The Co-operative Group AGM  voted for the Co-operative Group to remain a member of the Co-operative Party.

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Principle 5

Yorkshire Co-operative Resource Centre

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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:



we own it

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

Why Fairphone?

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

and support CY&H

Quote: AFO461 Co-operatives Yorkshire & Humber



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Celebrating Co-operatives




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Grosmont Co-operative Society Ltd

Co-operatives Yorkshire and Humber weclome Grosmont Co-operative Society Limited into membership.

Grosmont Co-operative Society Ltd< Grosmont Co-operative Society Limited is a consumer retail society serving the village of Grosmont in North Yorkshire. The Society was established in 1867, making it Britain’s oldest independent co-op.

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We have a new website!

The old website can be accessed at:


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