Monthly Archives: March 2020

Developing a co-operative network and community for Preston

2nd March, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

The Preston Cooperative Development Network (PCDN) is working with Preston City Council and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to strengthen the cooperative economy in Preston. With funding from the Open Society Foundation and Preston City Council, the project has three objectives: develop the co-operative economy as a network of co-operatives, individuals and support institutions, ...

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A Co-operative Greater Manchester – people and communities working together to improve the environment, create good jobs and sustainable growth

27th January, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

27 January 2020 – A NEW report is calling for further support for co-operatives in Greater Manchester to ensure the city-region stays at the forefront of co-operative development and bring even greater economic benefits to the local community. Greater Manchester is home of the co-operative movement, with The Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers being established ...

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Tameside Co-operative Summit – Co-operative Working in Tameside

8th January, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

On 3 October 2019 representatives from local public sector, voluntary and community organisations met with elected members and council officers at Dukinfield Town Hall for the Tameside Co-operative Summit.  The summit was a fantastic opportunity to showcase how co-operative working is already improving people’s lives in Tameside as well as share and explore ideas for ...

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Together Enterprise Rochdale – helping co-operatives flourish – The Co-operative College

19th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Rochdale is the birthplace of the co-operative movement and the town is currently undergoing a co-operative resurgence.  The Co-operative College is playing a key role in supporting Rochdale Council, other anchor institutions and the local community, to draw on learnings from its co-operative heritage to develop a fairer town for everyone. Alongside the Council, Rochdale ...

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Co-operatives UK, Provision of strategic support to Plymouth City Council

18th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Why PCC wanted to do the work Plymouth City Councils (PCC) Corporate Plan sets co-operative working as a strategic value and wanted to set an action plan for increasing the number of businesses in the city that are owned and run co-operatively.  The New Economics Foundation report ‘Co-ops Unleashed, Doubling the Co-operative Economy’ set ambitious ...

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The Preston Co-operative Development Network – Preston City Council

3rd April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

The Preston Co-operative Development Network (PCDN) was registered on the 27th July 2017 as a Community Benefit Society governed by co-operative values and principles. The constitution of the PCDN is an integral part of the ‘Preston Model’, and follows the recommendations of a report by the University of Central Lancashire to Preston City Council on ...

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