How many would approve of a “Community” category here? I’ve put this in, “Arts and Culture” for obvious reasons.
Quote; *Our Move to a Community Benefit Society
We are in the process of changing October Books from a multi stakeholder Co-op into a Community Benefit society. We moved from a Workers co-op to a multi-stakeholder Co-op just prior to our move to the bank building and this allowed us to open up our membership to our community. To ensure the future of October Books and ensure that we benefit and provide for the local community the best we can, we believe this is the best move for the business. We can ensure everyone that Co-op values and principles are very much at the forefront of the store and will remain to be so and this will be written into our new constitution and rules. For more information about this move we have developed the following FAQ with feedback and input from all our members and team. If you have any questions that are not answered in the below please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will get back to you shortly." https://www.octoberbooks.org/membership I’m sending my membership application in today. I have an idea (so far very well received incl. by Portswood’s M.P), “The Hampshire Hemp Collective” that I think membership of October Books (that has meeting spaces and many other facilities/activities on the premises), will be a good way to begin to launch, also membership (and poss. volunteer work at some point), is a good way to keep the Job Centre of my back!