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Community Shares Practitioner Meet-up (Hebden Bridge)


Start date / time
Friday 30 June 2023, 11:00am
End date / time
Friday 30 June 2023, 5:00pm
Hebden Bridge Town Hall
More information
[email protected]
Organised by
Co-operatives UK
Event type
Study visit
Booster Fund – Heptonstall Post Office & Community Shop
Join us for our Community Shares Practitioner Meet-up followed by the International Day of Co-operatives Festival

Join us for our annual Community Shares Practitioner meet-up in Hebden Bridge on the 30th June 2023. This will be followed by the International Day of Co-operatives festival on Saturday 1st July. 


10.30am - Arrival and introductions

11am - Structured workshops on community shares and ownership

  • Unchartered territory: rising interest rates, cost of living crises, how do we address these challenges?
  • Scale of the market: how do we maintain best practice as the share offers become more popular and widely adopted?

1pm - Lunch (provided by Community Shares Unit) and networking

2pm - Study visits and talks from local societies who have run community share offers:

- Aim to finish up by 5pm - 

Evening entertainment (for those who wish to stay)

Dinner and potentially a gig at the Trades Club

Some of us will be staying overnight for to celebrate the International Day of Co-operatives on Saturday. This will include a visit to the graves of co-op pioneers and a festival in Heptonstall. 


Hebden Bridge Town Hall

The Town Hall

St. George's Street

Hebden Bridge


This event is free to attend.

Getting there

Parking is limited in Hebden Bridge so please come by public transport if possible. There is a carpark next to the Town Hall but can be full quite early on in the day. 


There are plenty B&Bs and accommodation in Hebden Bridge. The Hebden Bridge Hostel has private and shared rooms and is more affordable.