Archive for the ‘Big Society’ Category
The CEO of a company that refunds its customers if it makes too much money addressed around 100 like-minded business owners in Birmingham last week.
Ben Reid, chief executive of The Midcounties Co-operative, was the keynote speaker at a networking lunch thrown by Co-operatives West Midlands at the Council House. Read the rest of this entry »
A new consumer champion for health service users in Oxfordshire has been launched – with the blessing of Prime Minister David Cameron.
Fourteen voluntary and community groups have come together to form Oxfordshire Community Benefit Society, with the intention of bidding for the contract to establish a Local Healthwatch body in the county – and reckon they are ‘the bid to beat’. Read the rest of this entry »
Co-operative enterprises raised a glass to sustainable food production at a seminar in Birmingham.
Cider pressed at a co-operatively-run orchard in Worcester was the toast of the seminar, where ethical coffee production was also celebrated.
And the seminar heard how shoppers at Co-operative supermarkets could find more local produce on their shelves in the future. Read the rest of this entry »
Patients groups in Oxfordshire join forces to create new consumer champion – to delight of Prime Minister
Patients’ groups in Oxfordshire have joined forces in a bid to create a new consumer champion for the county – a move that has received a ringing endorsement from Prime Minister David Cameron.
Representatives of 14 voluntary and community sector organisations have formed a Community Benefit Society to tender for the establishment of a Local Healthwatch body – a UK first
The Government wants every local authority in England to establish a Local Healthwatch – to replace existing Local Involvement Networks – by April next year.
And David Cameron has welcomed the establishment of the new organisation, describing it as “the Big Society in action.” Read the rest of this entry »
It’s a question that has divided opinion for as long as cars have been on the road – who’s best at parking: boys or girls?
Now men and women are taking to Facebook to settle the argument once and for all, in an online game that challenges players to park a car in a space using their computer cursor keys, without crashing into other cars or obstacles.
The game, which can be played at www.facebook.com/Parkshare, was launched by the creator of ParkShare, an online community which aims to connect people with empty driveways or garages and commuters who need to park a car, but would rather not use an expensive car park. Read the rest of this entry »
Voting opened today (Monday, July 23) in the preliminary round of the Frasers Budgens of Marlborough Community Giveaway.
The Community Giveaway is being staged by Oxfordshire-based retail group Fraser’s, who are opening a petrol station, Budgens convenience store and Subway outlet at Marlborough Business Park in the autumn. Read the rest of this entry »