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Message from Wales Coop centre

Update from the Wales co-op centre, pointing out some of the clear benefits of co-operatives. Continue reading

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Want to join a pioneering co-operative community?

Dragons co-operative in Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant are always interested in hearing from potential new members. Even if we dont have a place available you may join our waiting list. We are a very small co-op but might be interested in … Continue reading

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This coffee plants trees!

Coffee from Uganda – drinking our coffee can be part of your commitment to fighting climate change Excited to announce our first batch of coffee from Mt Elgon is here, we working out the best ways to get it out … Continue reading

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Invest in co-operation

Dragons aims to raise £12,000 loanstock by the end of 2020. £3,000 to replace an existing investor and £9,000 new loanstock, offered at 2-4% to invest in essential roof improvements to the house. As custodians of a 400 year old … Continue reading

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Investing in co-operatives – a very sound investment

There is such a thing as loanstock. Many fully mutual housing co–ops raise part of their capital by offering out loanstock to investors, a low interest investment secured against the value of the house. It is a bricks and mortar … Continue reading

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Celebrating 25 years of co-operation, Chickenshack

In the early 90’s I was living in Zimbabwe along with my friend Sue, we were studying and working in permaculture and setting the course for a life we hoped to live. I had ran away from UK to Africa … Continue reading

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Mondragon Cyrmu – a vision for the post carbon world

The invitation letter is Above Sorry for so many words, I think there is much at stake and therefore we need to think this through in advance. This is a time for big ambition and long term thinking as the … Continue reading

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Walk at Pen y garnedd

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Meetings 2020

Four quarterly meetings for 2020 including the next AGM which will be the June meeting. Co-op members will arrange interim meetings as required to develop the agenda items and proposals . It has been agreed that for better planning we … Continue reading

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Dragons 2020

Apologies It has been an intense period of change at Dragons in 2019, whilst at the same time the co-op is finding its feet, its stability and its purpose. During this period of change Dragons has been in breech of … Continue reading

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