Slough Cooperative Film Society Slough Cooperative Film Society

The Society has been showing the best of world and independent cinema in Slough for 70 years

Not just a corporate sponsor

The first time the Co-operative principles were established in a practical way was at the founding of the Rochdale Pioneers.

CWS is a democratically controlled co-operative and adheres to principles agreed by co-operative organisations throughout the world.

Definition A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically controlled enterprise.

Values Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.

Principles The co-operative principles are guidelines by which co-operatives put their values into practice.

1st Principle : Voluntary and Open Membership

2nd Principle : Democratic Member Control

3rd Principle : Member Economic Participation

4th Principle : Autonomy and Independence

5th Principle : Education, Training and Information

6th Principle : Co-operation among Co-operatives

7th Principle : Concern for Community