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Lambeth Co-op Launch Event

January 28th 2011
Venue: Coin Street Community Centre, London

On behalf of Co-operatives London I attended Lambeth Council’s launch of a landmark white paper to establish their local authority as a Co-operative Council. As a steering group member of Co-operatives London and member of the London Region Co-op Council this event was of great interest.

To achieve the ‘white paper’ a Commission was established to investigate ways of making this vision a reality. The commission was made up with representatives from diverse backgrounds including voluntary sector, politicians and the business community. The Commission included journalist and commentator Polly Toynbee, Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of the charity Turning Point, Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts, Srabani Sen, Chief Executive of Contact a Family, Martin Green Chief Executive of the English Community Care Association, Stephen Bubb, Chief Executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, Allison Ogden-Newton, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise London, and Richard Bridge, Chair of Waterloo Community Coalition.

At the Launch event a number of the commissioners were present to answer questions from an audience of local community organisations and members of the public. ArtZone Co-operative was also present to document (photograph and video) the event.

Jenni Boswell-Jones - (ArtZone Co-operative)