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The Next Gathering

The Radical Routes Winter Gathering


Dates: 17-19 February, 2017

Venue: Ringsfield Hall, Suffolk


Arrangements for Kids


IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU TELL YOU US IF YOU ARE BRINGING CHILDREN. Please email Kids group contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and cc the host coop


1 name of child(ren) and carer and contact details

2 which days

3 what age

4 dietary requirements (beyond vegan)

5 other accessbility needs

6 which days you would like childcare

8 which coop you are from


The kid's space is being run at the venue by the Kid's Working Group. Please let us and the venuw know if you're coming so they know numbers. They may well be going outdoors so it would be good to bring wet weather gear and wellies. We try to plan lots of great activities for kids including trips out and creative games. Sometimes we might go climbing so bring trainers too. Food and snacks will be kid friendly and vegan. 


For information on Kids Space Volunteers and Recruiment procedure please see the agenda. 


Venue Information


Ringsfield Hall

Hall Road 


The nearest train station is Beccles station get in touch if you will need a lift from the station as there is no bus to the site.


There is space for living vehicles and about 20ish cars on the site, more moremore if the weather is good in afield. So, it would be super great if people could vehicle share  where possible. ere possible.

Most of the accommodation will  will be be beds in dorms and a crash space the straw bale.


If people can get in touch with Jannineat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if they have any additional requirements. Contact number: 07804 885 010



Directions from Beccles Train Station to Ringsfield Hall


Head west on Station Road

At the roundabout, continue straight onto Station Road/A145

Turn left onto Newgate/A145

Turn right into Peddlars Ln/A145

Continue straight onto St Mary's Rd/B1062

Turn left onto Hall Rd

Turn left at Banters Lane

Ringsfield Hall will be on the right




Meals are £15 for weekend and £12 for Saturday and Sunday and will be provided by "From The Earth Workers Coop"


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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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