Tag Archives : co-operative

Plymouth City Council shortlisted in national awards

Plymouth City Council has been shortlisted in the Co-operative Council of the Year category at the Co-operative of the Year Awards. The Co-operative Council award, sponsored by the Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network, recognises the best practice demonstrated by local authorities and celebrates the great work delivered at a local level. Plymouth is a co-operative council, with […]

Fund to help Plymouth’s co-operative economy grow

A new fund is being set up to help Plymouth people to take more control of jobs, livelihoods and to keep more money in the city. The Co-operative and Mutuals Development Fund worth £1.259 million is being launched by Plymouth City Council as part of its plan to help its co-operative economy grow. A 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 […]