News About the Co-operative Movement

Sunday 2nd August 2015

Co-operative Party backs Stella Creasy for Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

Stella Creasy is the Labour & Co-operative MP for Walthamstow.

Click here to read more about why Stella is standing and to support her campaign.


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 will be held on

Tuesday 8th September. 6:30pm for a prompt start at 7:00pm

in the upstairs room of The Harlequin

(next door to Aizlewood’s Mill)

Nursery Street

Sheffield S3 8GG

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


UK Society for Co-operative Studies’ Annual Conference

‘Exploring the Common: Co-operatives and the Alternatives’.

Bookings are now open for the UK Society for Co-operative Studies’ Annual Conference, ‘Exploring the Common: Co-operatives and the Alternatives’.

Places booked by 15th August will be £20 cheaper than those booked afterwards. We are particularly please that Dame Pauline Green will be joining us for the weekend to reflect on her time as ICA President and on the future of the international co-operative movement.

For organisations, residential delegates staying on the Saturday night cost £150 and Day Visitors cost £95 if booked by 15th August. Saturday B&B is £50 and Sunday Lunch £15 – see

 ‘Exploring the Common: Co-operatives and the Alternatives’
UKSCS Annual Conference, Leicester University, 5-6 September 2015
Book by 15th August and Save £20!

This friendly conference is a chance for members, managers and activists from a range of Co-operatives and member-based organisations to share experiences and explore ideas with students and academics engaged in research and teaching.

Session topics include:

– Reflections on the International Co-operative Movement
– Co-operative and Trades Union Convergence
– The Life and Times of William Hazell and the Hebden Bridge Fustian Society
– Co-operatives Commons and the Co-operative Commonwealth
– Research Round-table

Contributors include:

Dame Pauline Green
Andrew Bibby
Alun Burge
Dr Cilla Ross
Dr Paul Jones
Josef Davies-Coates
Dr. Peter Davis
Karin Christiansen

Student bursaries available – please email for details.


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

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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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