Tag Archives : co-operative

Plymouth leading the way with cooperative economy

Plymouth City Council is the first council in the country to commit to doubling the size of its cooperative economy – helping local people to take more control of jobs, livelihoods and to keep more money in the city. More organisations owned and run by their own staff and customers could be set up in […]

Plymouth’s new co-operative education catering service launched

A new co-operative set up to serve almost 2.5 million meals to Plymouth school children each year is believed to be one of the first in the UK. The newly formed local authority trading co-operative company called CATERed is 49 per cent owned by schools and 51 per cent by the council. It brings together […]

Council leader publishes article on co-operatives in the Local Government Chronicle

This article by Council leader Tudor Evans has been published by the Local Government Chronicle. Tudor Evans, The vice chair of the Co-operative Councils Network on empowerment and a new direction for public services Co-operative principles promise true transformation 17 July, 2014 | By Tudor Evans The recent troubles of the Co-operative Bank and the Co-operative […]

Celebrate Co-operative Fortnight 21 June – 5 July

Plymouth’s Co-operative Fortnight is an opportunity for local organisations and people to come together and celebrate the great partnership working that goes on in Britain’s Ocean City. A range of events are taking place throughout the fortnight, which runs from 21st June to 5th July around the theme of Cooperative Plymouth. Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet […]