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sarahbell

Cooperative shite.

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Oldham Council

https://www.uk.coop/COTY_Shortlist

In Oldham, we began our co-operative journey in 2011, and it has been exciting and challenging in equal measure.Our whole-system approach has seen us actively encouraging residents to take part in decision-making, using our spending power to secure added social value for residents, as well as scaling even greater heights in terms of our partnership working – all of which are helping us towards our joint ambition for a co-operative future.

We recognise the most effective way to design services and deliver the outcomes that matter to residents is to do it with them; or even better, to create the right conditions for them to do it for themselves. Our approach has seen us support the creation of the Oldham Food Network, a community-led network driving Oldham’s co-operative approach to food and growing. We also invested £400k in our Green Dividend programme, allowing residents to bid for up to £5k to make their local area greener and more pleasant place to live. This has funded 46 projects helping over 2000 households to create accessible green space in their local area.

In Oldham co-operation is about creating the environment for others to act. We are building co-operation into the fabric of the town, building a place that is forward thinking and ambitious, where everyone has a choice, and every voice is represented. We use a simple formula: #ourbit #yourbit #result to describe our approach, where everybody does their bit and everybody benefits.

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11 minutes ago, sarahbell said:

Oldham Council

https://www.uk.coop/COTY_Shortlist

In Oldham, we began our co-operative journey in 2011, and it has been exciting and challenging in equal measure.Our whole-system approach has seen us actively encouraging residents to take part in decision-making, using our spending power to secure added social value for residents, as well as scaling even greater heights in terms of our partnership working – all of which are helping us towards our joint ambition for a co-operative future.

We recognise the most effective way to design services and deliver the outcomes that matter to residents is to do it with them; or even better, to create the right conditions for them to do it for themselves. Our approach has seen us support the creation of the Oldham Food Network, a community-led network driving Oldham’s co-operative approach to food and growing. We also invested £400k in our Green Dividend programme, allowing residents to bid for up to £5k to make their local area greener and more pleasant place to live. This has funded 46 projects helping over 2000 households to create accessible green space in their local area.

In Oldham co-operation is about creating the environment for others to act. We are building co-operation into the fabric of the town, building a place that is forward thinking and ambitious, where everyone has a choice, and every voice is represented. We use a simple formula: #ourbit #yourbit #result to describe our approach, where everybody does their bit and everybody benefits.

Can you please repost in plain English please. I have not a clue what they are trying to say. o.O

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So they are doing what every other council does but has employed at great expense some brand specialist to give it a sprinkling of fairy dust and pretend it's some unique overarching structure that only the great intellects that comprise Oldham town council have the vision to put in place.

Monkeys.

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11 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

So they are doing what every other council does but has employed at great expense some brand specialist to give it a sprinkling of fairy dust and pretend it's some unique overarching structure that only the great intellects that comprise Oldham town council have the vision to put in place.

Monkeys.

I think my point is actually this idea of cooperaitve nonsense is just absolute bollocks.

Their partner company wouldn't meet with us out of hours.
They haven't cooperated with us at all - they have treated us as criminals without any investigations into the nonsensical accusations.
They interrupt leases (not just us, other places too)
I emailed the lead on cooperative councils a couple of years ago asking what it actually meant and am still waiting for a reply.

 

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14 minutes ago, sarahbell said:

I think my point is actually this idea of cooperaitve nonsense is just absolute bollocks.

Their partner company wouldn't meet with us out of hours.
They haven't cooperated with us at all - they have treated us as criminals without any investigations into the nonsensical accusations.
They interrupt leases (not just us, other places too)
I emailed the lead on cooperative councils a couple of years ago asking what it actually meant and am still waiting for a reply.

 

As with most of the public sector the important things are Press Releases and Photo Opportunities because these win votes or grants.

The actual reality is usually very different so has to be massively spun; hence why every Council, NHS Trust, and Housing Association employs a highly paid PR / Communications team and in some cases additionally pays a private PR firm a lot of money monthly.

At one organisation I had to sit through a self-congraulatory presentation by the PR firm showing how many column inches of coverage they had garnered, what the price of that would have been if it was paid for advertising, and how much more that was than their fee.

When it came to questions I asked what the underlying benefit was given that, as a public sector organisation with customers that were captive and that we were not able to increase because of our geographical restriction there was no benefit to advertising.

It was like the water board saying "Choose our water, it's shiny fresh" when nobody has any choice in the matter anyway.

There was some evasive answer and I let it lie; rocking the boat is not a good idea as an employee.

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1 hour ago, sarahbell said:

Oldham Council

https://www.uk.coop/COTY_Shortlist

In Oldham, we began our co-operative journey in 2011, and it has been exciting and challenging in equal measure.Our whole-system approach has seen us actively encouraging residents to take part in decision-making, using our spending power to secure added social value for residents, as well as scaling even greater heights in terms of our partnership working – all of which are helping us towards our joint ambition for a co-operative future.

We recognise the most effective way to design services and deliver the outcomes that matter to residents is to do it with them; or even better, to create the right conditions for them to do it for themselves. Our approach has seen us support the creation of the Oldham Food Network, a community-led network driving Oldham’s co-operative approach to food and growing. We also invested £400k in our Green Dividend programme, allowing residents to bid for up to £5k to make their local area greener and more pleasant place to live. This has funded 46 projects helping over 2000 households to create accessible green space in their local area.

In Oldham co-operation is about creating the environment for others to act. We are building co-operation into the fabric of the town, building a place that is forward thinking and ambitious, where everyone has a choice, and every voice is represented. We use a simple formula: #ourbit #yourbit #result to describe our approach, where everybody does their bit and everybody benefits.

 

Sounds awful.

Bureaucracy bureaucracy bureaucracy.

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