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Community business news, issue 8

Issue 8 content:

  • Money is the message, study of the needs of community business in Strathclyde by the Planning Exchange for CBS
  • Publications
  • Community business training, in Strathclyde and Lothian
  • Levi Strauss and Co support for community based economic development in Scotland
  • Link up to Europe, series of seminars on local employment initiatives
  • Development in Central Region, first meeting of Management Committee of Community Business Central
  • Denny Bonnybridge Project, community business, courses, seminars and publicity
  • LEAP case study series
  • CIRT community business monitoring project
  • The Roughcast kids: Forgewood could be miles better, on Forgewood Enterprises gardening project and enterprise block with micro workspaces, LEAP survey on unemployment, Community Organised Jobs Action Counselling Service (COJAC)
  • Off the peg solutions, on Bathgate's growth and decline
  • Federation of Ayrshire Community Enterprises (FACE) formed
  • VPP knitting project, Voluntary Project Programme organised by the Manpower Services Commission for unemployed people to develop skills through a constructive activity
  • A government regional policy for community business? on research into the low impact of regional policy in Scotland
  • Can the rules change?, seminar on the Enterprise Allowance Scheme
  • Mohair and pure wool handknits from HAZE, Home Production Sales Organisation, Glasgow
  • HPSO grant approved, urban aid grant for the 'second tier' community business
  • Jobs Action Group (JAG) and Provanhall Holdings Ltd, Easterhouse feature on Radio 4 series

Community business news, third annual convention

Third annual convention issue content:

  • Community Business Central opens, in Falkirk
  • Local CB federations, formed in 1983: Federation of Ayrshire Community Enterprises (FACE); Federation of Strathclyde Community Businesses proposed; Community Business Lothian committee
  • Convention programme
  • Convenor's report
  • Enterprise Allowance, scheme, being extended
  • CBS Board of Management vacancies
  • What is Strathclyde up to?, agency to replace LEAP not yet constituted and set up

Community business news, issue 9

Issue 9 content:

  • EEC action, backing community business
  • LEAP extended again, a further 6 month extension
  • Publications
  • Business opportunity horizons, LEAP preliminary study into work done by or for Local Authorities which could be won by community businesses
  • What a good idea!, Work and Wellbeing experiment in the Netherlands to release employed people to do work in the community 1-2 days a week
  • Dumfries seminar, to discuss the potential for community business and local economic development
  • Seminar in Nuremberg looking at ways in which government policies can be changed to provide support for local employment inititatives
  • Value for money, cost-effectiveness of community-based economic development looking at Garthamlock Shops and Community Workspace in Easterhouse
  • The Co-operative Union: an outline,
  • West Calder Workspace, now launched
  • An industrial goodwill in Whitburn, study investigating a project to recycle donated industrial/commercial office equipment for resale to community groups and charities
  • News from Wales, on new community initiatives including Cantref Teifi, Trosol, Hen Gapel and the role of Antur Teifi as a community entrepreneur
  • Little Pockets of Hope: the story of Govan Workspace, case study about to be published
  • Strathclyde Federation of Community Businesses, inaugral meeting
  • Market studies, of community businesses in Strathclyde, funded by LEAP
  • Community contracting, research project sponsored by Scottish Office to look at setting up community contracting schemes in Scotland
  • New policies for old problems, conference looking at ways to tackle unemployment
  • CBS Board, elections
  • CBS office move
  • George Burt retires, as CBS convenor and Board member

Community business news, issue 10

Issue 10 content:

  • Community business directory, bieing published
  • Kinnock's commitment, Leader of Labour Party, Neil Kinnock, speaking on commitment to putting co-operatives and their development 'at the centre' of the economic programme
  • Publications
  • EIB Developments Ltd, Erskine, Inchinnan and Bishopton Development Company Ltd set up to support individuals and groups to set up in business for themselves
  • Co-op fair, at Kensington Town Hall opened by EEC Commissioner
  • A union bank, the Unity Trust set up my trades unions and the Co-op Bank
  • The third sector economy, problems, local economy, progressive local authorites
  • The Glasgow Business Club formed to help create and stabilise the performance of small firms in Glasgow
  • A newcomer's look at community business, newly appointed manager of the Denny Emplyment Creation Group
  • A view from the edge - community businesses in Strathclyde
  • Community business in Lothian: Craigsfarm Ltd; Handicabs (Lothian) Ltd
  • Darnley Mill, potential for job creation and community enterprise at the Darnley Mill and Walkmill Glen Reservoir, Glasgow
  • Housing co-ops, what and where are they in Scotland
  • Community action in Wigtown
  • Women in Co-operation, Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM) Women's Link Up and Scottish Co-operatives Development Committee (SCDC) Forum
  • Scottish Co-operative collaboration
  • Some financial terms explained
  • The cost of unemployment, calculated by the Centre for Alternative Industrial and Technological Systems (CAITS)
  • Strathclyde Community Business Ltd, John Pearce, Head of the new agency

Community business news, issue 11

Issue 11 content:

  • Social and employment strategy, looking at the strategy in Strathclyde and Strathclyde Community Business Ltd
  • Publications
  • Base means business! on the Bathgate Area Support for Enterprise Company, West Lothian
  • The SDA and community business, on the remit of the Scottish Development Agency
  • Flagstone Enterprises
  • Stathclyde Community Business Ltd, its role
  • Development funding, available from Strathclyde Community Business Ltd
  • Knock, knock, who's there?, the core staff team at Stathclyde Community Business Ltd
  • Knitting scheme continued, training in machine and hand knitting and sewing run by the Local Enterprise Advisory Project
  • Poldrait Service and Industry Ltd, projects at the Glasgow East End agency
  • The Strathclyde Federation, the Federation of Strathclyde Community Businesses
  • The give and take of Central Government, on urban aid funding
  • Fighting unemployment in Maryhill, on Maryhill community business, Many Hands
  • Ad Hoc Crafts, community group in Ayr
  • The private sector commitment, aims of ScotBIC, Scottish Business in the Community, and its partnerships
  • Home production and home work, seminar on the Scottish experience
  • Energy efficiency and community business, Scottish Neighbourhood Energy Action - Glasgow project
  • Co-operative information exchange, conference in October
  • Community business directory
  • Membership subscriptions 1984/85

Community business news, issue 12

Issue 12 content:

  • 4th convention of Community Business Scotland, programme
  • Community business directory 1984
  • Publications
  • Community Business Lothian, new worker
  • West Calder Workspace, objectives and key dates
  • New address for CB News
  • Tax and community enterprises, Inland Revenue position on charity and relief of the unemployed
  • What's new in Central region, Bo'ness Developments; Alloa Community Enterprises (ACE)
  • Information exchange, 5 October 1984
  • Seconds out....Round 10! Seminar on 'Alternatives to unemployment' in Aberdeen

Community business news, issue 13

Issue 13 content:

  • 'Creating employment in the community' conference, overview
  • At the opening of Elderpark Workshpace
  • Publications
  • Stoneyburn Workshops Ltd, Breich Valley, West Lothian
  • How the recession is hitting Scotland
  • Strathclyde colour supplement, Strathclyde Community Business; Spring training programme; Port Glasgow Community Enterprises Ltd; Garnock Workspace; Drumchapel Community Business; Forgewood Enterprises Ltd
  • Stoneyburn Workshops Ltd
  • Tackling unemployment in the Western Isles, Eriskay Co Chomunn
  • Community enterprise in Canada
  • A lesson for Wales? Antur Broydd Cymru (Welsh Community Enterprise)
  • What shall we do with the profit?, ways to use surplus finance
  • Third sector economy, appraisal of community business ventures in North East Scotland
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