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The Next Gathering

The Radical Routes Autumn Gathering


Dates: 10th- 12th November

Venue: Rose Howey Housing co-op, 11 Sunnyside, Princes Park, Liverpool. L8 3TD

Contact Point for Attendance / Accommodation / Access: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Welcome to the Autumn Gathering at Rose Howey.

We have recently built a bunk room which will sleep 8, and will have a second which should sleep another 8. The lower bunk beds are suitable for anyone with accessibility needs.

4 spaces in one caravan

4 spaces in a second caravan

40 communal crash space (basement)

20 communal crash space (ground floor)

semi-private ground floor sleeping space on the floor in the library (2-3) and office (6)

2 guest rooms which sleep 4 each, (bed and sleeping on floor)

Other - we have space for possibly 2 live in vans (depending on size and accessibility needs of others), on the drive.

Please be aware that both communal crash spaces and some of the other sleeping spaces will double as meeting rooms.

You must contact us by November 1st if you need a space OTHER than the communal crash space, or have access needs.

When booking in please provide the following information:

- access needs if any.

- number of people being booked in.

- Co-op / organisation from.

- number of children.

- Dietary requirements.

- Expected day of arrival and time


Rose Howey will be the only venue used for the Gathering. Please note that Rose Howey is vegan.

Accommodation and meetings will take place in the house

Liverpool town centre is approximately a 5 minute cycle ride, or 15 minute walk. There is also a regular bus service.

Rose Howey is wheel chair accessible on the ground floor with a limited number of ground floor bedroom spaces available. An accessible toilet is on the ground floor too.

Parking at Rose Howey is reserved for those with accessibility needs, and with limited space for live in vans. Please do let us know by November 1st if you require a space. Any concerns about accessibility, comfort etc please do get in contact.

Sleeping spaces and meeting rooms will be comfortably heated, however because of the design of the house the corridors will feel cold and there are drafts, so please do bring warm clothes. If while here you do feel cold, or need extra blankets please let a member of Rose Howey know and we will do our best to help.


It is very important that we know who is coming so that we can arrange for you be accommodated appropriately. Please bring your own sleeping bags & camping mats etc and warm clothes as you will most likely be sleeping on a floor. If you need a bed for health reasons we have limited numbers available either on the ground floor if necessary, or elsewhere in the house, please bring your own bedding.

If you are bringing children and would like a family room please let us know by November 1st.


The crèche is being run at the venue by the Kids Group. Please let them (and us!) know if you‘re coming so they know numbers (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). They may well be going outdoors so it would be good to bring wet weather gear and wellies. Prince’s Park is easily accessible from the garden at Rose Howey. See page 3 for more details! We will hopefully be having excursions to the local museums and art galleries which have lots of great activities for kids. Food & snacks will be kid friendly & vegan.


All meals will be vegan!

The financial literacy workshop etc. will be happening on the Friday therefore lunch and dinner will be provided on the Friday - do please let us know if you require these meals! Friday's dinner will be provided by MAMA (Migrant Artist Mutual Aid), if you are able please contribute a donation to MAMA which will help the group to continue their important work helping with legal fees, travel costs etc.

Saturday - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided.

Sunday - Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Please buy meal tickets at the Welcome Desk. We are unable to provide a refund for any meals not eaten because the food is bought in advance based on numbers attending. Please make sure you inform us of any dietary requirements.

Please bring your own mug, plate and cutlery - if you wish to donate a mug etc we will be most grateful.


You are welcome to arrive at Rose Howey any time from midday on Thursday. We are happy for you to eat with us at our communal meal on Thursday, and ask that if you can you make a contribution to MAMA for the meal. Please do let us know if you want Thursday dinner.

If at all possible can late arrivals be no later than 11pm, if it's unavoidable to be later, please let us know so we can give you a mobile number to call on arrival so you can be let in.

There will be an official welcome desk from 9am on Friday morning.

If you are arriving very late or are lost, then you can call 07969798198


Weather permitting we will have a fire in the garden, feel free to bring your musical instruments.

There is a Dead Good music festival over the weekend, if you wish tickets, please let us know asap.


10-11 Sunnyside, Princes Park, Liverpool. L8 3TD

Train - nearest train is Liverpool Lime Street. It is approximately £7 to take a black cab from Lime Street.

Bus - The bus is £2.30 per adult. Exit the station through main entrance, cross the street, walking straight down past Sainsbury following the road round to the left, the 75, 80 or 80A all drop off at Princes Avenue (last stop before the roundabout). Walk to the gates of the park and enter the park. There is a dog walking area to your right, keep an eye out for an arrow pointing through the trees. Follow the path and it will come out on Sunnyside, virtually outside our drive. (approximately 5-8 minute walk)

Car – If you can, leave the car at home as there may be issues with space for parking. Parking at Rose Howey will be specifically designated for people with accessibility issues. There will be a small amount of space for parking on Devonshire Road. If you are planning to drive directly to Rose Howey then please contact the Rose Howey email/phone number above for directions and parking information.

Taxi – If you are coming from the city centre and there is more than two of you a taxi will be cheaper than a bus.

Phoenix taxis: 0151 268 5555

Excel taxis: 0151 728 8888





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Wages of Cooperation - Practicalities of cooperative working in a capitalist system.
 Morning Business Meeting 
10.00  Announcements: domestics, kids, celebration of achievements, etc 
10.10  Introduction round incl. new groups and new people. 
10.15  (a) New groups & people go to “Intro to Radical Routes” meeting. 
(b) Member co-ops continue with business meeting. 
(c) How to set up a workers co-op 
Business Meeting Agenda 
1.  Appointment of minute-taker. 
2.  Clarification of representatives: reps of member/associate co-ops state who they are 
3.  Apologies (through Secretarial Group only) 
4.  Acceptance of minutes from previous gathering. 
5.  Matters arising from minutes of previous gathering. 
6.  Working group reports… to include (a) reports on work done since previous gathering;(b) current needs; (c) specify contact person and contact details for each working group. 
7.  RR Work Commitments for the previous quarter. 
8.   Applications for membership – Roost, SNARL 
9.   Proposals (non-Finance)-  
10.  Any other business 
12.00  Radical Routes A.G.M 
12.45  Lunch 
1.30  (a) “Introduction to RR Finance”  
(b) Member Co-ops – Finance Meeting 
Finance Meeting Agenda 
1.  Finance Group report & briefing 
3.   Rootstock report & briefing 
4.  Loan Applications(a) Wild Peak (renewal)(b) Random Camel (renewal)(c) Golem 
2.30  Workshops & Working Group meetings 
Workshops will include with more to be confirmed… 
(a) Introduction to consensus decision making 
(b) Introduction to facilitation(c) Workers Coop Forum 
7.30  Supper & entertainment 

9 am  Breakfast 
10.00  (a) Business Meeting (open to everyone)(b) Trading Coops Working Group

BUSINESS MEETING AGENDAAnnouncements: (domestic issues only) 
2.  Appointment of minute-taker 
3.  RR Work Commitments & service payments for the next quarter 
4.  Reports back from workshops 
5.  Dates and venues of next four gatherings 
6.   Presentations from co-ops wishing to join 
7.  Presentations from member / associate member coops: Possible presentations from .Wild Peak, Hupla, Random Camel, Perpetual Spinach
8.  Any other business 
9.  Evaluation round (a) New groups / people 
(b) Members co-ops 
10.  Announcements of forthcoming gathering dates / events. 
12.30  Lunch 
1.30  Other workshops (if needed) 
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