A Co-operative Region – Co-operation in action

An informative, inspiring and practical day celebrating and exploring co-operative solutions for us and our communities.

Come along to:

Listen to excellent speakers who will be sharing local co-operative stories and talking about community run co-operatives, community housing, the Co-operative Party vision for co-operative communities, how we can all be more 'co-operative' and the co-operative difference of your local co-operative society.

  1. Join in workshops to explore topics in more detail
  2. Visit a range of stands
  3. Chat to other co-operators
  4. Enjoy a good lunch
  5. Attend the Co-operatives East AGM

You can also find out more about Co-operatives East, an organisation supporting and promoting co-operatives in the east, and the Co-operative Party. 

ALL are very welcome. You may be involved in or with co-operatives, be a member of the Co-operative Party, see a need in your community that could be met through a co-operative approach or have an interest in co-operative ways of working.

The talks

  • The co-op difference - Adrian Ashton
  • Co-operation in our everyday lives - Stuart Newbold
  • Co-operative Party visions for co-operative futures - Claire McCarthy Co-operative Party
  • The Norwich FarmShare story - Bee Springwood, Norwich FarmShare
  • Community co-operatives - Marvin Symes, Plunkett Foundation
  • Community Land Trusts as a method of community-led housing – Rachel Watts, Emily Mulvaney, East Cambs Community Housing
  • Your local co-operative working for co-operation – Kevin Bennett, Chelmsford Star Co-operative

***Details on the workshops will be sent to those booking

The Co-operatives East AGM will be held during the lunch break and all are welcome to the meeting.

Event details
Date and time
Saturday, 21 July 2018 - 10:30am to 3:15pm
Arbury Community Centre
Campkin Road
United Kingdom
More information
Contact Sarah
Updated: 31/05/2018