Here's a quick update from Chorlton and District Co-ops - organised by and for local co-ops and co-op members.
We held our second Chorlton and District Coops meeting by Zoom video on 9 May and it went really well. Our next meeting will be:
Next Saturday 10.30 - 11.30 am 11 July by Zoom
How to join by Zoom - follow the link below to register and for details.
Just a short informal agenda. We'll catch up on what's been happening during the lockdown, and the many cooperative initiatives that have sprung up across the UK and here in Manchester.
Today, 4th July 2020 is the United Nations International Day of Cooperatives and also International Cooperatives Day. It's also the final day of Cooperatives Fortnight here in the UK. This is mildly confusing.
The International Cooperative Alliance has chosen cooperatives and climate action as the theme for today. You can find out more here.
So, to mark it we created a page on chorlton.coop website with a few words about the coops we have here in Chorlton: Unicorn, Stitched Up, the Chorlton Community Land Trust and the Co-op.
So that leaves one question - who have we missed? Please let us know by emailing email@example.com
Unicorn is now opening on Mondays for timed entry. You can book a slot on-line. Over 70s and at-risk customers can just turn up.
Monday Cargo Bike Deliveries
On Mondays only, Chorlton Bike Deliveries will provide free delivery to local shoppers (within 3 miles) using the timed entry slots. You still need to turn up and choose your shopping, but it's a great help if you don't have a car. Click here for details.
Details of Unicorn opening hours here.
The Co-op Community Shopping Scheme provides people who must stay at home with a way to pay for shopping bought by a volunteer or friend. A special shopping card can be loaded with money by telephone and then used in the Co-op. To get a card (or top one up), just call 0800 029 4592.
Coop on-line ordering and deliveries
You can now order on-line from the Co-op - for home delivery (usually same day!) or pickup from Whalley Range.
It's a great way of getting food at lower risk to you and store colleagues.
There are many active Chorlton support groups - details here.
We're Chorlton and District Co-ops - local Co-op members making our voice heard in the Co-op and working with other co-ops in the community. We hold short informal meetings every two months and we organise local activity around issues like Fairtrade. We recently changed our name (again!) from the Chorlton Co-op Cluster.
Anyone who is interested in co-ops and co-operation is welcome to join us.