We will hear from a range of varied and interesting speakers as well as give you the opportunity to speak with some of our elected representatives, hear from local co-operatives and take part in networking opportunities with like-minded co-operators. The final programme is still being worked but an outline is below:
Find out more about the recent National Economic Foundation report to double the size of the co-operative economy and how the Co-operative Party is working to achieve it.
Time is running out to prevent a climate catastrophe. Global emissions show few signs of slowing down, hitting unprecedented levels in 2018. The Co-operative Party seeks to build on its longstanding commitment to action on climate change and our belief that we can achieve more for our environment when working co-operatively than we can alone.
We are living through turbulent and polarised times. The foundations of the UK’s economy have shifted – eroding job quality and security, and leaving former industrial towns and regions behind. This policy consultation looks at bottom up initiatives to build stronger communities, and seeks to answer wider questions about how power is distributed around the UK, and how to rebalance this to give citizens and communities a greater say and stake
The Co-operative Party’s current campaign focuses on tackling food poverty locally, and creating a more strategic approach to the issue nationally.
Across the country, hundreds of Labour & Co-operative councillors are working to give local people a voice in their communities, and a say in how services are run. Find out ideas of how you can work co-operatively in your local area to tackle the challenges we see in our communities. Through the work in Preston to introduce community wealth building, to over 80 councils who have signed the Co-operative Party’s Charter Against Modern Slavery, our ideas are providing practical solutions for local Councillors
Registration is £10 (£5 concessions) which includes a sandwich lunch.
This event is open to non-members, so please share with friends, Labour Party and trade union colleagues. You must register in advance to secure a place.
Travel: The best way to travel to Reading is by train or bus. The Friends Meeting House is a 15 minute walk from Reading mainline station or you can travel via bus route 5. Nearby car parking is available at Saxon Court car park at £9 per day. Click here for more information http://www.green-parking.co.uk/reading-saxon-court-car-park/. There are also ‘on-street’ parking spaces nearby for use of blue-badge holders.