The Co-operative Movement
The cooperative movement can be traced back to the Rochdale Pioneers, who established the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers in 1844. The Rochdale pioneers cooperative became the template for all cooperatives within Great Britain.
Radstock Co-operative is no exception; it commenced trading from what is now the Head Office site in Radstock 1st July 1868.
The Rochdale pioneers set forth a set of principles of co-operation that provide the foundation for the principles on which co-ops around the world operate to this day. Today they are known as the cooperative values and principles:
Radstock Co-operative Society is no different.
Co-operative values & Principles
The co-operative principles are guidelines by which
co-operatives put their values into practice:
- Voluntary and Open Membership
- Democratic Member Control
- Member Economic Participation
- Autonomy and Independence
- Education, Training and Information
- Co-operation Among Co-operatives
- Concern for Community
We aim to be the best community retailer, growing the business for the future, considering the co-operative principles in everything we do.
Become a Member
Download the application form, complete it and post it back to us and become a member of the Co-op.
By becoming a member you can help shape the way the society develops in the future. You can have a say in the decision-making process.
Click here to download a .pdf application form (2.2mb)