Building a 'community co-operative' at Hill Holt Wood

Frith, K., McElwee, G. and Somerville, P., 2009. Building a 'community co-operative' at Hill Holt Wood. The Journal of Co-operative Studies, 42 (2), pp. 38-47.

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Abstract

This article documents the business history of Hill Holt Wood (HHW), a community-run social enterprise based in rural Lincolnshire. It argues that HHW is an example of a particular kind of co-operative, namely a 'community co-operative' (Somerville, 2007), and it aims to shed light on the issues and obstacles associated with developing a co-operative of this kind. To this end, face-to-face interviews were conducted with the venture's founder over a period of approximately five years. It was found that the motivation and persistence of the founder, in addition to key support networks that can be drawn upon when required, were critical to the success of this particular enterprise. The article concludes with a discussion of the future prospects for HHW and similar 'community co-operatives'.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: The Journal of Co-operative Studies
Creators: Frith, K., McElwee, G. and Somerville, P.
Publisher: UK Society for Co-operative Studies
Date: 2009
Volume: 42
Number: 2
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:09
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:28
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8661

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