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 Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Happy new year to all co-operators

2017 marks the centenary of the Co-operative Party

The Co-operative Party


To contact the Yorkshire Co-operative Party


John Drewery

To contact the Sheffield Branch


Councillor Lewis Dagnall


Tuesday 13th December 2016

Co-operatives Yorkshire and the Humber is pleased to

announce that our member Sheffield Renewables has

succeeded in achieving its target of raising £70,000 for

their share offer .

A big thank you to all those who invested.

Installation at Lembas started yesterday.

Lembas is a workers co-operative wholesaler, providing

wholefoods, vegetarian, vegan and organic;



Wednesday 16th November 2016


Share Offer Launch November 2016

We finally launched our second Community Share Offer on

November 1st. Giving local people another opportunity to

invest in and benefit from community owned renewable

solar energy produced right here in Sheffield.  This Share

Offer launch will hopefully raise £70,000 from investors

to deliver two more solar PV schemes, installing another

56kW of community owned renewable energy in the city….

read more here

Sheffield Renewables blog

Thursday 10th November 2016

The Gardeners Rest community share offer

£150,000 Stretch Goal Announcement!

After reaching our initial funding goal, a meeting of the

steering group and investors last night concluded with the

decision to set the first stretch goal of our campaign – to

reach an investment level of £150,000.  

An extra £50,000 will enable the Gardeners Rest

Community Society Ltd to put together a truly competitive

offer to the current landlords to purchase The Gardeners

Rest, and preserve it for the ever-growing Neepsend


With just under three weeks left to go on our Crowdfunder

campaign, we are optimistic that we can reach and even

exceed this goal! As ever, if you have any questions, please

get in touch.

Please continue to spread the news, particularly that the

campaign is still open for individuals to invest!

For video and information

click here


The ‘Internet of Ownership’ has just published this article by

Dr. Rory Ridley-Duff of Sheffield Hallam University

about converting Twitter to a solidarity co-operative.

To read the article

click: here

 Also from ‘We Own It’

What if Twitter were owned

by the users who love it?

To Read

click here


 Saturday 29th October 2016

There is a great opportunity to form a co-operative

community to take ownership of the Gardeners Rest, a

lovely pub by the River Don at Neepsend, Sheffield S3.

The share issue closes on Saturday 19th November

See video and full information;


 Sunday 9th October 2016

Co-operatives Yorkshire and the Humber

welcome Co-op Culture into membership

Localising the Economy through Sustainable Co-operative Enterprise


Monday 3rd October 2016

The landlord, regulars and CAMRA members celebrate at the George and Dragon in Hudswell. Picture by Stuart Boulton.

The landlord, regulars and CAMRA members celebrate at the George and Dragon in Hudswell. Picture by Stuart Boulton.

George & Dragon

Yorkshire Pub of the Year 2016

In August 2008 the George and Dragon pub in the North Yorkshire Village of Hudswell closed its doors, seemingly for the last time, as the owners faced bankruptcy. 18 months later the residents of the village launched a community share issue and raised £200,000 from 140 members to buy and reopen the pub……………to read more click here –  george-dragon


For October Special Newsletter see:



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27th July 2016

Co-operatives Yorkshire and the Humber


Explore York Libraries & Archives

into membership

Case study


 7th July 2016

WE Own It

Is your local bus service run for people not profit? Would it

be better if it was?

Research tells us that public ownership of buses across the

UK would save us £506 million a year – money that could

be reinvested in lower fares and better services.

But now the government wants to BAN local authorities in

England from setting up any new public bus companies.

This is about ideology, not evidence.

Stop the government ban on new bus companies.

sign the petition




is the cooperatively owned ethical online marketplace for ethical goods and services.

click here

find out more at:


WE Own It

The government wants to privatise the Land Registry and National Air Traffic Services, and involve the private sector in Ordnance Survey and Channel 4. These world-leading public services are all working successfully in public ownership – they are efficient and innovative. Not only that, but these public assets make millions in profit for the public purse. Privatising them will mean the government gets one off cash but future generations will lose out forever on the ongoing profits. Our new report explains when the public would start to lose out

from sell offs.

We Own It


is now the preferred provider for the

The Hive Business Support Programme

Alan Dootson, SCDG Ltd, Aizlewood’s Mill, Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG.

Reg. No. 25386R

Sheffield Co-operative Development Group

Tel. 0114 2823100

Mob. 07717357137



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Click here to download membership form

Telephone: 0114 2823132

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10th March 2014

9th September 2014


 Saturday 31st October 2015

Co-operatives Yorkshire and the Humber Welcome

The Handmade Bakery into membership

Bakery and cafe, Slaithwaite

Monday 26th October 2015


A Smartphone with Social Values

 find out more:

about fairphone

 Friday 18th September 2015

Sustainable Change


Help to build the co-operative commonwealth through principle 5. Education, Training and information.

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Yorkshire Co-operative Resource Centre

The 1st General Meeting was held on

Tuesday 8th September.

Join now, and be part of this new co-operative.



Sheffield Money

Is a Community Benefit Society registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 with an asset lock which means that we operate on a not for profit basis.

70 Cambridge Street, Sheffield, S1 4HP view on map

Mon-Fri. 09:00 – 17:00

Tel: 0114 399 5555 request call–back


Portland Works

A community owned home for traditional crafts and creative arts in a unique setting




Has exceeded its target of £200,000 by £63,422

1,525 investors have raised £263,422

Why become a co-operative?

Most of the news media in the UK is owned by a handful of corporations and proprietors. But instead, as a co-operative, Positive News will be owned by hundreds or thousands of people with an equal say on important matters, meaning it’s a more democratic form of ownership. We will then be ultimately accountable to you, our readers, ensuring that we always report in your interests. And because we are a co-operative, our profits will be reinvested in achieving the aims of Positive News and serving our community.

Like the Co-operative News and The Morning Star, Positive News is now owned by its readers


Ethical Bay is now called



Good News!

The Co-operative Group AGM  voted for the Co-operative Group to remain a member of the Co-operative Party.

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Yorkshire Co-operative Resource Centre

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Every Monday the Centre is open from 10:00am – 2:30pm. (except Bank Holidays)

Other times by appointment.

Yorkshire Co-operative Resource Centre, Aizlewood’s Mill, Nursery Street, Sheffield S3 8GG

Or email Steve for more details:



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We Own It

We want the UK to have high quality public services, owned by and accountable to the public.

Health, education, energy and water – are public goods that belong to all of us and they should be run publicly. Privatisation isn’t working; it’s time for public ownership.



Message from the Phone Co-op

Why Fairphone?

There are a number of reasons why you may like to consider buying a Fairphone instead of a conventional smartphone. In our opinion, the main reason is that Fairphone it’s the first handset produced by a Social Enterprise with total transparency in the production and supply chain. It’s made using conflict-free minerals and produced in a factory that ensures health and safety working conditions as well as decent wages to its workers. For full details you can visit the Fairphone website.

We’ve been trying Fairphone in our offices and we can confirm it’s as good a handset as any other smartphones in the market. We will be publishing a review very soon – but you can find lots of opinions by just typing “Fairphone” on your search engine – a full list of specs is available here.

You can register your interest todayand we’ll come back to you when it’s available.

Switch to the Phone Co-op

and support CY&H

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Grosmont Co-operative Society Ltd

Co-operatives Yorkshire and Humber weclome Grosmont Co-operative Society Limited into membership.

Grosmont Co-operative Society Ltd< Grosmont Co-operative Society Limited is a consumer retail society serving the village of Grosmont in North Yorkshire. The Society was established in 1867, making it Britain’s oldest independent co-op.

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We have a new website!

The old website can be accessed at:

CYH Membership Form Sept 13

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