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Tuesday, 10 March 2020

CO-OP EVENT 28th MARCH: POSTPONED

Unfortunately, because of the uncertainty around covid-19 and the fact that we had people down to travel from around the region, we've taken the decision, regrettably,  to err on the side of caution and  postpone the proposed co-operatives event that was scheduled for 28th March.  We hope to reschedule for later in the year.

Monday, 30 September 2019

Next Branch Meeting: October 5th

The next meeting of the East Sussex Branch of the Co-operative Party will be held on Saturday 5th October, commencing at 11.00am at the RAF Association, Wish Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4NX. 



A G E N D A

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Minutes of the Previous Meeting and any matters arising

3. Reports:

  • Membership
  • Finance
  • Constituency Labour Parties
  • Party Council

4. CO-OPERATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE discussion around the agenda of the forthcoming Annual Conference.  All policy documents and reports can be read and downloaded online here: Annual Conference 2019 Hub

5. Campaigns and Events:    Plans and progress for film showing, possible dayschool and other events. 

6. Any other Business

We will be staying for lunch afterwards, and all members are warmly invited to join us.  

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Branch AGM 2019


The Annual General Meeting of the East Sussex Branch of the Co-operative Party,  will be held on 13th July 2019. 11.00am at the RAFA Club, Eastbourne. 


A G E N D A

1. Apologies for Absence
2. Minutes of the 2018 AGM.  

3. Reports:

  • Chair,
  • Vice Chair,
  • Secretary/Treasurer (including annual accounts)
  • Constituency Labour Parties
  • Party Council


4. Elections:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Any other officers
  • Delegates to Party Council (2) if still required
  • Delegates to Constituency Labour Parties (Hastings and Rye, Bexhill and Battle, Eastbourne, Wealden, Lewes and Brighton Kemptown

5.  Plan of Work for 2018-9 , to include confirmation of meeting dates for the year, and possible day school and film showing events.

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Next Branch Meeting: 11th May

The next meeting of the East Sussex Branch of the Co-operative Party will be held on Saturday 11th May, commencing at 11.00am at the RAF Association, Wish Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4NX. (Please note that the meeting room is up one flight of stairs) (map)

(Note- change of meeting date to avoid clashes with local election campaigning)



A G E N D A

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Minutes of the Previous Meeting and any Matters arising

3. Reports:


  • Membership
  • Finance
  • Constituency Labour Parties
  • Party Council


4. LOCAL ELECTIONS- evaluation of results, lessons for next time, and liaison with (hopefully) elected Labour and Co-operative Councillors


5. Campaigns and Events 

6. Any other Business

We will be staying for lunch afterwards, and all members are warmly invited to join us.  

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Co-operators in the Local elections

Lewes, Eastbourne, Wealden and Rother councils all go to the polls on Thursday 2nd May.

Under a long standing electoral agreement, the Co-operative Party stands its members as joint Labour and Co-operative Candidates, and there are a number standing from our branch in these elections:

In Wealden District:

ANGIE SMITH (Uckfield North)
BEN COX  (Uckfield)

In Lewes District:

ALAN TLUSTY-SHEEN (Seaford East)
PENNY LOWER   (Seaford Central)

In Eastbourne Borough:

DAVE BRINSON (St Anthony's)
JANEE SA  (Meads)

Please visit the appropriate local Labour Party sites for more information on their candidacy.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

End violence against Shop Workers

Every day, more than 250 retail workers face violence, just for doing their jobs. Six of those incidents will involve a knife, and two a gun. A lot of these shops sit in the heart of the community, and these instances impact on the workers and sense of safety in the community.
"Working in the pet industry we have the right to refuse sales to people who we think will not care for the animals correctly, this has led to several examples of threats and abuse.
We also regularly deal with anti-social behaviour from youth who’ve threatened me with knives and thrown things at my head for asking them to leave and stop destroying the shop. I’ve seen colleagues spat at, and abused, and other customers.
For minimum wage, it’s really not acceptable to have to deal with it."
From alcohol and cigarettes to knives and acid, there are now more than 50 types of products that are restricted by law. It’s staff on the shop floor who we expect to enforce those laws, and who all too often pay the price in the form of violence, threats and verbal and physical abuse from customers.
The Co-op movement is working to raise the profile of this issue through our politicians and affiliated trade unions, and co-op businesses are already taking practical action to work with staff and communities.

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Next Branch Meeting: 19th January


The next meeting of the East Sussex Branch of the Co-operative Party will be held on Saturday 19th January, commencing at 11.00am at the RAF Association, Wish Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4NX. (Please note that the meeting room is up one flight of stairs) (map)  



A G E N D A

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Minutes of the Previous Meeting and any Matters arising

3. Reports:


  • Membership
  • Finance
  • Constituency Labour Parties
  • Party Council

4. LOCAL ELECTIONS

5. EVENTS: Film Showing, and Fairtrade Fortnight

6. Any other Business


We will be staying for lunch afterwards, and all members are warmly invited to join us.