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These events have allowed members to have a say on how our Co-op can improve communities and champion a better way of doing business. It’s also a great opportunity for members to meet their local Council representatives.
We’re just approaching the end of our events. So far, we’ve met more than 850 members and people from the community and heard all sorts of feedback about our Co-op, our campaigns to tackle loneliness and, as well as new ideas about making great things happen in our communities.
Some of the key themes we’ve been hearing include:
- using our stores to ‘shout more’ about our campaigning work
- extending our opening our Local Community Fund up to a wider range of co-operatives and community groups
- opening more Co-op Food stores
We’ll be collating all this feedback over the coming weeks to inform what we’ll focus on as a Co-op and a Members’ Council in 2018.
There’s still time to Shape your Community
If you were unable to attend one of our events, please comment below with your questions about how you think our Co-op can make a difference in your community, or anything else that’s on your mind. I’ll be putting some of the big issues to our Group CEO, Steve Murrells next week and we’ll share a video of our discussion.