Our Community - Your Support
Co operatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies approved by their members. We recognise our dependence on the support of the local community .
Wooldale Co-operative Society has supported a number of events in the last year involving amonst others
- Kirkroyds Pre-school
- Wooldale Junior School
- New Mill and Thongsbridge Churches
- New Mill Gala
- Holmfirth High School
For some years now we have been collecting for The Forget me not Trust and we donated £10,000 to this fund at a cheque giving ceremony in the 2009. In future, we plan to ask members every year via this website what charity they want us to support.
The Society is trying to extend its links with local community organisations in order to build the membership and involve new people in our activities. A drop-in centre, every Monday 10.00 am-12.00 pm has been established for local people interested in exploring new community enterprises lending themselves to the Co-operative model.
In Spring 2010, The Holme Valley Gardening Network established allotments on the field we own behind the Wooldale Store. Contact Elaine on….if you are interested.
If there was sufficient local support, we would like to see a community centre of some sort adjacent to the Thongsbridge Store as part of its planned re-development. This project includes improved parking facilities on land adjacent to the store donated by the Holmfirth High School and funded by Kirklees Highways in recognition of the dangerous conditions on this corner of Heys road.
We have supported the foundation of The Fair Traders Co-operative which is establishing a website and store in Holmfirth that will sell sustainable and locally produced food, gifts, arts and crafts. In time we hope this could become a major tourist attraction for the town and stimulate further innovative facilities for residents and tourists alike.
For further information on this project visit www.thefairtraderscooperative.co.uk.
We also try and support the wider co-operative movement through our membership of Co-operatives UK and participation in their events, and also encouraging links with other local co-operatives.
The co-operative approach lends itself to the current economic climate when vital local services are under threat and funding is hard to come by. We would welcome the chance to provide more local services if supported by our members, the council, and relevant public sector providers.
If you have any suggestions please call the office and ask for Mark or George to call you back or email firstname.lastname@example.org