FairTrade Fortnight 2020

Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 is coming! Calling all chocolate fans for fairness! In 2020 we will be to ensure that all farmers are paid fairly for their work and are able to earn a living income, starting with cocoa farmers in West Africa.  Fairtrade Fortnight will be back Monday 24 February – Sunday 8 March 2020.…

 

White Poppies – War and Peace

Recently there have been a number of anniversaries commemorating the end or beginning of wars, most notably the two World Wars – 100 years ‘centenary’ marking the end of WW1 – 80 years marking the beginning of WWII, the 75th anniversary of the WWII ‘D-Day Landings’…  and there are the other wars and brutalising skirmishes…

 

Co-ops Networking London 2019

An evening of ‘collaborative coaching’ and networking organised by Co-ops UK at the Rose Pub and Kitchen  272 New Cross Rd, New Cross, London, SE14 6AA, (opposite New Cross Gate station). The tailored coaching session lasted for a couple of hours (5.30pm to 7.30pm). The key attraction of the event was the use of new coaching techniques aimed to facilitiate…

 

TH – Global Climate Emergency

Tower Hamlets is taking part in the global day of action over the climate emergency on Friday 20 September This is our local response and part of the nationwide campaign in support of the Global Climate Strike on 20 September. Many local schools are involved. See below, and also the poster attached, for details of…

 

Tackling the Housing Crisis

A Community Land Trust at St Clements in Tower Hamlets London Community Land Trust Board member, Suzann Gorman*, introduced Tower Hamlets Co-op Party to the development of St Clements Hospital, (the old Grade 2 listed psychiatric hospital) in Mile End as a CLT. She recollected the long journey a group of ‘local’ residents took to…

 

Tower Hamlets Fairtrade event 2019

 The first weekend in March kicked off in a bright and positive way with a “Community Fairtrade – Cuppa and Cake”. The event took place in Shadwell’s “Care House” – not too far from the busy Cannonstreet Road and Watney Market. Its purpose was to spread the message about the Fair Trade movement through celebrating…

 

London Co-op Party Fairtrade Fortnight at Westminster

This year, Fairtrade Fortnight is focusing on the people, especially the women, who grow our cocoa.  So what better opportunity to combine our love of Fairtrade, Co-operatives (and chocolate!) than the London Co-op Council’s “Fairtrade and Co-operatives Working Together” event. (The event was organised by Miriam Rice, Vice Chair of the London Co-op Party Council).…

 

NESTA Platform co-ops to take on Big Tech?

Web-based platforms dominate our daily lives, offering new customer-friendly services cheaply and conveniently. But the standard platform business model relies on extractive financing, the monetisation of user data and often disregards privacy and workers’ rights. It’s time for an alternative Owned and controlled by their users, platform co-ops can offer positive alternatives to the Big Tech…

 

New Grants Programme Announced by LBTH

Is your group wanting to organise a cultural activity but needs some funding to get it off the ground? Tower Hamlets council has established two funding opportunities for the coming year under one title ‘Event Fund Grants’:  ‘The Event Fund’ –  offers grant up to £500 (LINK Pdf) ‘Corporate Grants’  – under the following categories (Innovation,…

 

Media Co-operatives at the TH Arts Networking event

ArtZone Co-operative presented materials produced by a number of local co-operatives working in media and the creative Industries. The presentation and promotional corner was part of the Arts Development and Networking Event networking held at the Art Pavilion in Mile End Park on Tuesday 16 October 2018. Speakers from a number of key funding organisations…