Entries by Suzanne Binfield

Ten years of championing local food and drink producers

Getting behind local producers is more important than ever, according to Southern Co-op. That’s why they have spent the summer championing local food and drink, encouraging people to try and buy local fare across England’s southern counties. Celebrating ten years of leading the way on local, Southern Co-op’s Local Flavours VW camper van blazed a […]

Newbury Homeless Charity Opens New Southern Co-op Store

Local homeless charity, Newbury Soup Kitchen, has been selected as the fundraising partner for a new Southern Co-op store in Newbury, receiving a £1000 donation followed by a year’s partnership and officially opening the new store on Brummell Road on Wednesday [12 July]. The partnership comes as part of Southern Co-op’s ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ scheme. […]

Family support charity chosen as fundraising partner for new Southern Co-operative store

Local family support charity Home-Start Bracknell Forest was invited to cut the ribbon and open The Southern Co-operative’s new food store on Forest Road, Binfield and received a £500 donation on Sunday 30 April. Home-Start Bracknell Forest is a registered charity that offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children. The support […]

Local School Children Open New Store in West End, Southampton

Hightown Primary School received a special invitation to cut the ribbon and open The Southern Co-operative’s new food store in West End, Southampton, and received a £500 donation. Sian Cook, Deputy Headteacher, attended the store opening with the pupils said: “It is vital that schools such as Hightown are able to benefit from such donations. […]

Young Women in Solent Inspired by Local Business Women

Young women from three schools in the Solent found inspiration from 12 successful business women from the region at an event hosted by The Southern Co-operative,  KPMG, Southampton Solent University and Business in the Community on International Women’s Day 2017 [March 8]. Thirty-six girls aged 14-15 from Oasis Academy Lords Hill, Woodlands Community College and […]

Business wardens gain targeted police powers under new initiative

Sussex business wardens have gained targeted police powers to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour as part of an initiative supported by Sussex PCC Katy Bourne and the Southern Co-operative. Several are already operating and a total of eight will become accredited within weeks patrolling business areas across Eastbourne, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis and Haywards Heath. They […]

Local Charity Opens New Southern Co-Operative Store in Southbourne

Local environmental charity Tuppenny Barn received a special invitation to cut the ribbon and open The Southern Co-operative’s new food store in Southbourne and received a £500 donation. Maggie Haynes, founder and CEO at Tuppenny Barn, said: “I am delighted to be working with the new Southbourne store to encourage sustainable living within the community. […]