Being a Co-operative Council

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Telford & Wrekin Council is a Co-operative Council which means we are working together with our residents, partners and local organisations to collectively deliver the best we can for Telford and Wrekin with the combined resources we have.

By being one of 21 Councils/opposition groups currently in the national Co-operative Councils Network we are working to:

  • bring more public services together so that people get what they need at the right place and the right time
  • involve local people and our staff more in planning and running services
  • support our communities better and encourage people to do more to help their own communities.

Whilst we still face immediate, unprecedented Government grant cuts, we are making sure that local people are much more involved when it comes to reducing our costs and challenging what we spend.

We are working with the community through a Co-operative Commission which was set up in September 2011. This group is involving community and business leaders in developing our future plans and is drawing on the wide range of skills and expertise that exists in the borough.

We are also working with our workforce through an Employee Commission which was established in October 2011. This Commission is employee-led, is open to all and gives employees a new way to get involved in shaping the organisation.

Over the last 12 months we have made significant progress. Find out more about:

  • putting co-operative working into practice
  • how we are performing
  • latest news.

Associated documents/Information:

  • July 26 2011 - Cabinet Report
  • January 26 2012 - Cabinet Report
  • March 29 2012 - Cabinet Report
  • July 26 2012 - Cabinet Report
  • Visit the Co-operatives UK website

Last updated: 10.19am on Tuesday 26 February 2019

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