Co-operative’s part in raising awareness

New Sheffield School , on Club Garden Road
New Sheffield School , on Club Garden Road
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A Sheffield co-operative that offers everything from education to belly dancing projects is celebrating Co-operative Fortnight.

Regather Works based in Sharrow is also responsible for The Folk Forest folk and acoustic stage at Tramlines and a locally produced fruit and vegetable box scheme.

Members, who own the co-operative rather than shareholders, are celebrating the national Co-operatives Fortnight until tomorrow.

They have organised a giant banner on the town hall, a co-ops corner stall at festivals, a supper club event tomorrow and a workshop about the Rochdale Pioneers who set up the first co-ops in the 1800s on Sunday.

They are supporting the development of a network for city co-operatives.

General manager Gareth Roberts said:“It’s been a very busy and very productive three years and thanks to our members and the communities we serve we are looking forward to more.

“Co-operation throughout local communities is the future.”