About P5

Yorkshire Co-operative Resource Centre

Purposes and Aims

Protect and safeguard the books, publications, archival materials and resources placed in trust for the use of the co-operative movement and for future generations.

Make these available to all members who would wish to use them.

Support the development of co-operative education and culture.

Work co-operatively with other organisations and individuals who have compatible aims.

Seek support from the wider co-operative movement.

Be as true as possible to the ICA Statement of Co-operative identity (Values and Principles).

Principle 5 information leaflet

P5 membership form

International Statement of Co-operative Identity


An accessible co-operative learning and information resource for all.

Lending Library

Co-operative archive

Co-operative information resource

Talks, study groups, visits and film screenings

Engagement with other co-operatives and libraries

Co-operative News both current and back issues
always available for readers


About Principle 5

Supporting the global co-operative marque


Principle 5 article in Co-operative News 2


A visual approach to documenting

            and analysing co-operative


Principle 5 launches software for developing co-op diagrams

Principle 5 Membership Subscriptions

P5 Membership


The 2017 AGM was held on the 2nd November 2017

AGM minutes 20161122

For approval by P5 AGM 2017(5)

Message to Principle 5 Members


AGM 2016 Tuesday 22nd November 2016



Minutes of AGM 2015


Directors Report 2015



Directors Report 2016



Directors Report 2017


Principle 5 Rules (Articles)


Purposes, Aims and Secondary Rules


Principle 5 Directors




Dennis Chambers


Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook


Chris Olewicz


 Lisa Banes


Principle 5 Volunteers

Steve Thompson. Library and Archive

Steve Wagstaff. Co-opMaps