The Co-operative Group wants to sell all of its land to the highest bidder, partly to fund the losses of its appallingly run bank. To make as much money as possible, as quickly as possible, they will try and sell to the highest bidder. But this is the biggest land sale in decades: that means over 50,000 acres of land under co-operative ownership could will be lost, just to fund the private investors plugging the gaps in the Co-op bank’s finances.
Or, it could be the chance for a generation: a new generation of young farmers with a vision – a sustainable, equitable and truly cooperative
vision, vital for the future of UK agriculture – could be given the chance to access the land for the benefit of us all.
Tell the Co-op board to halt the fire-sale of their farms and give the farmers of the future the #timetobid
Then sign the petition itself!
Apologies for the bombardment – we lost three days to Thunderclap’s ‘approval’ process which they don’t tell you you must pay to shorten until you’ve already set your campaign end date….
The upshot is we’re nearly half-way there, but with only 24 hours to go. We’ve got a combined reach of over 100,000 people – what a crying shame it would be to see it come to nothing if we don’t reach 250 accounts!
- If you haven’t already, link your Twitter or FB account to the Thunderlcap calling for a halt to the Co-op’s land sale until new entrants have been given #timetobid https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/9760-halt-sale-of-co-op-group-farms?locale=fr
- If you have supported (thanks!) – now get three people or groups you know to do the same. If we all did that we’d be over the line with room to spare! Send them the info below if they need convincing.
- Share widely on email lists and social media as a priority today, if possible
Here’s a sample Tweet to send out too – urging people to get behind the effort asap:
RT ASAP: 24hrs 2 go for Halt
#Coop Land Sale @thunderclap – 1/2 way there! Get your Twitter/FB linked now https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/9760-halt-sale-of-co-op-group-farms?locale=fr #timetobid