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Sick of landlords? How to set up a housing co-op.

Please note the change of location for this event – it will be at Coachwerks. Brighton and Hove house prices are nearly 5 times more expensive in 2015 than in 1995 (from £50,000 to £295,000 on average) and it has … Continue reading

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Seize the Power! Bringing community renewable energy to Brighton & Hove

The next Mutual Aid in Sussex (MAIS) meeting, on Wednesday 19th October, will include a talk with Kayla Ente (Brighton & Hove Energy Services Co-op – BHESCo) and Will Cottrell (Brighton Energy Co-op) about what they’ve been doing in Brighton … Continue reading

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Save money on your energy bills this winter with BHESCo

Mutual Aid in Sussex are bringing Brighton & Hove Energy Service Co-op (BHESCo) to Coachwerks on Sunday 16th October, between 2-4PM, to show you how to save £100s of pounds on your fuel bills this winter. In just 10 minutes … Continue reading

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DIY Bike Hub – Fix your bike for free every Saturday at Coachwerks

Details below – every Saturday between 12:00 – 16:00 – at Coachwerks. At the same time Coachwerks Wholefoods Co-op is open so you can get your shopping while you fix your bike. Mutual Aid in Sussex is helping organise these … Continue reading

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How we can use community shares to fund our community and co-operative ideas – talk by Dave Boyle (Community Shares Company)

The recording of this talk can now be found below: The next Mutual Aid in Sussex (MAIS) meeting, on Wednesday 21st September, will include a talk with Dave Boyle (Director, Community Shares Company) about how we can use Community shares … Continue reading

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Setting up the Ecological Land Co-operative – challenges and lessons for the future

The next Mutual Aid in Sussex (MAIS) meeting will include a talk with Zoe Wangler, founding member and director of the Ecological Land Co-operative. Continue reading

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Reflecting on Co-operative Alternatives event (11th June 2016)

On 11th June 2016 Mutual Aid in Sussex (in collaboration with Free University of Brighton) hosted a day long event called Co-operative Alternatives, with eight separate workshops (plus two plenary sessions) and a number of stalls promoting local and national … Continue reading

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Why Co-operative Alternatives?

It is now less than one week to go until the event ‘Co-operative Alternatives for work, housing, energy, food and more.’ Matt Wilson of Mutual Aid in Sussex (MAIS) and Bartleby’s brewery has appeared on Latest TV and Radio Free … Continue reading

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MAIS and Free University Brighton statement on the Synergy Centre and the Co-operative Alternatives event

Several weeks after we organised – with Free University Brighton – the event Cooperative Alternatives on 11th June, concerns were raised with us that some people ‘volunteering’ for or through the Synergy Centre are welfare claimants working under threat of … Continue reading

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Co-operative Alternatives: Full schedule

Saturday 11 June 20116, 10.30am – 7pm. After party from 7pm. The Synergy Centre 78 West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RA FREE entry. Donations welcome on the day We should all have more ownership and control over the different parts of … Continue reading

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