Co-operatives Yorkshire and the Humber AGM 2014

The AGM will take place on:

Wednesday 19th February 2014


Aizlewood's Mill
Nursery Street
S3 8GG


11:00 a.m.

This will be followed by a buffet lunch at 12:00 noon and the launch of the

Yorkshire Co-operative Resource Centre — Principle five

Rachael Vorberg-Rugh co-author of 'Building Co-operation' will give a talk and sign copies of the book which will be on sale.

Linda Gomila from the Co-operative Group will be available to answer questions on Widening Opportunities for Women (WOW).

For more information about the centre see Yorkshire Co-operative Resource Centre and please reserve a free ticket to the launch if you would like to attend.

Milnsbridge Co-operative Society takeover Red and Green Club

The Red and Green Club is an exciting new project being developed by the Milnsbridge Co-operative Society (MSC). They are renting the Milnsbridge Socialist Club at 42 Bankwell Road, Milnsbridge HD3 4LU on a short-term basis, with the intention of buying the building IF they can raise funds to do it. Over the next few months they are running a range of events.

Please sign up to ther facebook page ‘Red and Green Club, Milnsbridge’ for regular updates.

If you want to donate, or join (£10 per year  full rate, £5 unwaged), please make cheques payable to:

Milnsbridge Co-operative Society and send to: Charlie Fairbank (Treasurer)

107 Radcliffe Road, Golcar, Huddersfield HD7 4EZ

Supporters Direct Rugby League Development Day

Saturday, 18th January, 2014

Hull Kingston Rovers RLFC,Craven Park Stadium,

Preston Road,Hull, East Yorkshire.  HU9 5HE

10.30Registration, tea and coffee

11.00Welcome and Opening Plenary;

Martyn Cheney, Chair of Bramley Buffaloes and the SD RL Council and SD Board member

Sarah Williams, Equality & Diversity Manager, the RFL, including a short film on “Tackle It” encouraging fans to report abuse with perhaps an exhibition stand display on the subject in our “exhibition area”,

Neil Hudgell, Chairman of Hull KR RL

Hull City Council

Credit Union spokesperson


(1)Volunteering (RFL post World Cup initiative)

(2)Assets of Community Value




1.15                 Workshops;

 Community engagement – credit unions?
 Grant bid writing techniques


     Tea and coffee

2.30Closing Plenary - Panel Q & A – Topic, ““How can fan representation and ownership within RL grow the game within England and Wales?”

Neil Hudgell (Chairman Hull KR),

Liz Hindley (TiW and SD),

Blake Solly (RFL)

Chair – Phil Caplan, Rugby League journalist

Neil Hampshire – Hunslet Hawks

Closing Remarks

3.30 p.m. Close – Tour of KC North Stand followed by Networking session in the bar till 5.00 p.m


Exhibition area to include:  Goodwin Trust, Rovers Trust, Freddies Friends, Sponsors, Local Credit Union, Co-operative Yorkshire & The Humber, Hull City Council, Rugby League Cares and Tackle It, Scratching Shed Publishing and

Co-op Membership One Christmas Concert

Join us for a FREE seasonal celebration of multicultural music from around the globe.

Here for you for life membership

One World Christmas Concert

Saturday 7 December, 7pm

Wakefield Cathedral

Sura Susso – beautiful kora and djembe music from West Africa

Pendant World – rich music with Indian, Irish and English flavour

Mass choir of 200 voices singing music from Zimbabwe and around the world

Other magical musical surprises!

Mince pies and refreshments

For further information contact Ali Bullivent on 01924 434484 or

Join us for a FREE seasonal celebration of multicultural music from around the globe

Co-operative Womens Challenge 2020

Co-operative Womens Challenge 2020

The Co-operative Group Northern Region Membership Team has been working hard on the Womens Challenge. In particular the Widening Opportunities for Women Challenge which wants to widen participation in the Co-operative Movement. The Co-operative Group has committed itself to ensuring 33% of area committees are made up of women by 2014 rising to 50% by 2016.
The Northern Membersip Team have a mentoring programme for 20 women and are running recruit events on:

7th October Hull
10th October Whitby
14th October Hebden Bridge
15th October Sheffield
16th Newcastle
17th October Leeds

To book your place or find out more about the programme please contact or