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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

Community business news, issue 14

Issue 14 content:

  • A clean break for Garscube!, on Garscube Community business, Glasgow, first community business laundrette in Scotland
  • Open for business, Poldrait Road Markings; Denny ECG's 'Creations' shop
  • Grampian backs community business, support from Grampian Regional Council
  • Gulbenkian helps CBS, funding for development work in Fife and Tayside
  • Community Business Tayside formed
  • The 'community' in community business, community co-operatives
  • Barnsley Enterprise Centre
  • Strathclyde colour supplement: economic trends; seminar programme; start your own business course; knitting together; ADHOC Crafts' Co-op '85 trade fair
  • Community Business Manifesto '85
  • CBS Board of Management
  • Did you miss the environment Ark? Channel 4 series
  • A role for adult education, SABEU conference
  • Community business pack, booklets series
  • Community business directory
  • Rural developments
  • CB on TV
  • CB at STUC
  • CBS goes on the attack, with Manifesto '85
    -CBS needs you!, membership information

Community business news, issue 15

Issue 15 content:

  • Decaying Britain, Royal Insitute of British Architects (RIBA) leaflet on construction, housing policy, urban regeneration, post-war estates
  • Manifesto '85
  • 1985 CBS convention
  • 1986 community business directory
  • Newcastle group visit Scotland, to study community business
  • Aussie body line bowling, talk by Director of Community Employment Inititatives Unit (CEIU), Western Australia
  • CECOP conference
  • New face at Community Business Central
  • Central Home Producers exhibition
  • Ferguslie looks to the future, Ferguslie Park Community Holdings Ltd
  • Stathclyde colour supplement: SCB annual report 1984/85; directory of community businesses in Strathclyde region; Autumn training courses; new '85 VPP; strategy discussion
  • CB's and the third world
  • Rural developments, the Braeval Project, Aberfoyle
  • CB on TV
  • Women in community enterprise
  • Shuttle diplomacy!, the International Council for Adult Education, Toronto, Canada forming working group on economic self-management
  • SFHA conference, community business workshop at Scottish Federation of Housing Associations conference
  • Publications
  • CBS still needs you!, membership information
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