Archive for 'rural affairs'
Former Labour & Co-operative Member of Parliament David Drew – our candidate again in 2015 – considers what the Labour and Co-operative Parties need to do to connect with rural voters, using co-operative ideas. Since narrowly losing the Stroud Constituency seat in the last General Election I have been engaged in a passion of mine [...]
Co-operative and low-carbon initiatives could help Labour win in rural constituencies was the message coming out of last week’s SERA/Friends of the Co-operative Ideal parliamentary seminar, reports Melanie Smallman of SERA who chaired the meeting Titled ‘The Future of Rural Communities; jobs, services and community’, the seminar provided an opportunity for SERA and Co-operative MPs [...]
Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that the ConDem Government has U-turned on its interest in remutualising Northern Rock comes the news that community ownership of pubs is being dropped. Less than a month ago, in launching the Big Society, David Cameron put the idea that punters could save their local using co-op [...]
We’ve added the new blog of the new Chief Executive of the Plunkett Foundation, Plunkett Perspective, to our sidebar. Plunkett is the organisation which works with rural co-operatives and social enterprises, and Peter Couchman joined as Chief Exec last month, having previously been its Chair. Village shops is a current theme.
You’ve got to love the Kerrygold butter ad now on TV. Making a virtue of the fact that the company is a co-operative “owned and loved by the Kerrygold farmers”, five of the farmers were given a video camera to film a day round their farm. Cue cows’ noses, Irish laughter and muddy boots. Anyway, [...]