The Co-op Party is 100 years old this year.
In 1917, the movement set up the Co-operative Party to represent and defend itself, and to promote our values in the wider economy and society.
Co-op Energy has just published a new guide on saving energy which can be downloaded at http://www.cooperativeenergy.coop/good-with-energy/save-energy/
The Co-op Party annual conference this year was held in Edinburgh with the new policy discussion debating taking centre stage. Key note speakers included Ed Balls MP.
During Co-operatives Fortnight the Kent Co-operative Party is holding an Information Fair on 6 July 2013 at The Pulse in Sittingbourne. Info from many co-ops including Co-operative Energy will be available plus local credit union Kent Savers will have a stall at the event.
As well as having a Facebook feed from the national Co-op Party on our website, see right, we now have a Facebook page of our own.
The Dover and Deal branch has made a donation to the Deal Area Foodbank to help with their work. Co-op Party met with the Paula Turner from the Foodbank when she delivered a food bin at the Co-operative in Park Street in Deal.
Pictured are Jeanette Timmins Chair of the Dover & Deal Co-op Party branch and Paula Turner from the Foodbank.
Kent Co-op Party raised £30 at our last Party Council meeting for the Cares Trust – the Co-op Group’s charity of the year.
The Co-operative Councils Network has set out their vision to share power and decision-making more equally to achieve the best outcomes for citizens and their communities.
In a joint foreword to an essay collection published today by the network, the 21 leaders of Labour’s Co-operative Councils call for a wider definition of public ownership than is traditionally understood, and the modernisation of the concept of the co-operative.
The Kent Party Council was pleased to welcome Bob Harber to our meeting held on 8 December. Bob, NEC member for the South East gave members an update of issues and outlined the policy topics for 2013 that will be debated at national conference in September. These will be:-
Bob Harber pictured below chatting to members after the meeting.