A big, heartfelt thanks to all Alfalfa House members who have responded and continue to respond to #SaveAlfalfaHouse
Our community has voted resoundingly to keep the Co-operative alive!
Our trading position has stabilised since December, boosted by late Christmas and better than expected new year sales, and since January, voluntary payment of member fees, some generous donations and a combination of reduced opening hours and lower running costs.
Our phone volunteers have personally engaged with over 200 members, and there’s been an upsurge in members joining our working group examining different ways we can operate into the future, either at our current premises or elsewhere.
Although it’s early dayson the road ahead, the Members’ Council believes that Alfalfa House can keep trading from our Enmore Road shopon a month to month basis, if this level of member support continues, weekly and monthly performance is closely monitored, and other factors align.
This will be the job of new Treasurer, Andrew Whittingham, staff and skilled volunteers, who will oversee purchasing and inventory management on a weekly basis, and ensure budgets are adhered to.
Known headwinds are still coming. Our announced staff Leave Loading liability will have to be paid by mid-February, however, we now believe the final figure will be at the lower end of previous estimates. And the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts are far from over.
NOW, WE NEED YOUR INVOLVEMENT MORE THAN EVER TO SECURE OUR FUTURE
VOLUNTEER TEAMS: how you can help
CONTRIBUTE TO FUTURE PLANNING – explore ways to remodel and reposition Alfalfa House into a changing future.
To join this team contact Cyrus at [email protected]
Visit the Alfalfa House wiki to catch up with the work that’s already been done
CONTRIBUTE TO BUILDING AND MAINTAINING OUR PRECIOUS COMMUNITY – engage other members, reinvigorate our database and look at ways to refresh and update our social media and web presence.
To join this team contact Tara at [email protected]
JOIN THE MEMBERS’ COUNCIL – there are 2 more positions up for grabs. Please send your CV to [email protected]
ABOVE ALL, KEEP SHOPPING AND SUPPORTING US.