The Society's members
The Co-operative has over 1,500 members. Most of the members live locally and many are also members of other co-operatives.
Members receive an annual return providing an indirect benefit to the local economy, rather than the returns going to a big private company.
Member engagement is an important aspect of the Co-operative’s governance and ideas , comments and assistance from members are always welcome. Recent input from members helped to develop proposals on community fund payments initiated by the members’ working group after the 2015 AGM, with nearly one third of members responding to the proposals which were circulated in December 2016.