September 2016 was a very difficult time for Blisland Community shop and café. On 7 September, the existing Committee stood down and a new Committee made up of locals with business experience was appointed.
These are some of the findings from a new report ‘Community Shops: A better form of business’ which provides a comprehensive look into the research available on the performance and impact of community shops in the UK. Published on 5 July 2017 by Plunkett Foundation, the leading support organisation for community shops which has been promoting co-operation in rural communities for nearly 100 years
If you are involved with your local community shop or co-operative pub and would like to talk to people from similar enterprises on a national scale, the Facebook networking groups are ideal for you. We know that a lot of our members would like somewhere to discuss ideas together, in a friendly and safe environment, so the community shop and co-operative pub online networking groups are the perfect opportunity.
Two comprehensive reports on community shops and co-operative pubs have been published (5 July 2017) by Plunkett Foundation, the leading support organisation for community-owned shops and pubs which has been promoting co-operation in rural communities for nearly 100 years. The reports, titled ‘Community Shops: A better form of business’ and ‘Co-operative Pubs: A better form of business,’ provide the most comprehensive research available on the performance and impact of these enterprises.