Witherslack Community Shop is located in a premises belonging to their local pub. The shop offersa range of local produce including fruit and veg, meats, eggs and bakery products. The shop also has a range of Fair Trade, organic goods and eco-friendly products. There is also space to have a sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Wooldale Co-operative Society operates three stores in Wooldale, New Mill and Thongsbridge. It is completely independent and is owned by its 2000 or so members living in the surrounding area, and run by a voluntary board of directors. The business is mainly funded by members who receive an annual dividend based on their purchases in the stores and interest on their investment at a competitive rate, currently a quarter of one percent below the Bank of England base rate.
Westmill Wind Farm Co-op is the first onshore wind farm to be built in the south-east of England and is 100% Community Owned. Work on the five turbine site at Watchfield, South Oxfordshire, started in August 2007 and all the turbines were fully commissioned in March 2008. The wind farm produces more green electricity in a year than is used by 2,500 homes whilst avoiding emissions of at least 5000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year based on the UK generation mix. Westmill Co-op is a member of the Energy4All family of co-operatives and is the first initiative of its kind in nearly a decade.
The Old Crown is in the picturesque Cumbrian village of Hesket Newmarket. The pub is owned by a co-operative of more than one hundred local people and other supporters. It is believed to Britain’s first co-operatively owned pub. The co-operative is dedicated to maintaining the essential character of the pub. The Old Crown serves the very best real ales all brewed by the Hesket Newmarket Brewery which stands at the rear of the pub.
Out of everyone offering phone, broadband and mobile services, we are the only co-operative, which means we operate for the good of everybody. We are run by a group of people united by shared values, shared ownership and democratically made decisions. Our members own us
Torrs Hydro New Mills Limited was established for the specific purpose of owning the Torrs Hydro Electric scheme by Torr Weir on the River Goyt in New Mills in the High Peak of Derbyshire. A share of the revenue from the scheme will help Torrs Hydro achieve its aim to help regenerate the community and to promote the environmental sustainability of the New Mills area.
Tablehurst and Plaw Hatch Community Farm is a ten-year-old community supported agriculture project in Forest Row, some 30 miles south of London. The project encompasses two farms, both biodynamic, both owned by the local community, and both selling the vast majority of their produce direct from the farms.