Membership Matters

May 29, 2020

Calligraphy group honing skills at home

Calligraphy group honing skills at home

Su Goodman, our Calligraphy tutor is continuing to keep her students busy with setting weekly homework for anyone who wants to take part and asking students to share their work with her. She

May 29, 2020

Watercolour group keep busy in lockdown

Watercolour group keep busy in lockdown

This month – Lutterworth Watercolour Artists’ Co-operative were set the challenge around the theme of 'gates' and we have been blown away by the talent, humour and skill. It is has been a great

May 6, 2020

From retirement to the shopfloor

From retirement to the shopfloor

Two stories for you to read from Philip Fee (Chair of the Membership & Community Council and Ollie Pardo, Vice-Chair), of their time providing support in stores near to where they live, to

May 6, 2020

Shop floor job swap

Shop floor job swap

Membership & Community Council member, Joanna West, sharing her story of working in store and her time supporting the Community Hub in Littleover, in conjunction with the Derby City Council and Derby Country

May 6, 2020

The new frontline in a world of Covid-19

The new frontline in a world of Covid-19

The Co-operative News article below, also includes a summary of the work of the MCRO’s redeployment into retail and supporting the community hubs. Co-operative News Article - Retail workers are the interface

May 5, 2020

Floristry Lessons Continue Digitally

Floristry Lessons Continue Digitally

Our Floristry Tutor, Sharon McKinder, has been keeping her students creative by sharing step to step guides on how to make beautiful creations using seasonal flowers found in gardens. The students are really

May 3, 2020

Community Hubs Reach Milestone...

Community Hubs Reach Milestone...

As I write this blog I am reflecting on the outstanding work Central England Co-op, Lichfield District Council(LDC), Stafford Borough Council(SBC) and Burton Albion Community Trust(BACT) have been doing to