Scoop and Scales Cooperative
Scoop and Scales is a cooperative that opened a fill your own container / plastic free shop in Macclesfield in October 2020. As we grow, we hope that this space will be a hub for environmental activity in the town.
You can usually find us at: The Old Sunday School (Heritage Centre), Roe Street, SK11 6UT.
NB. Our shop is temporarily closed for the latest lockdown period. But we continue to offer an easy online ordering system so you can still shop with us!
Orders taken by 8pm on a Tuesday will be ready for collection on thursdays (from Macclesfield or Bollington), or for delivery on fridays. Please see the online shop (link above) for more details and to place your order.
There is a small group of officers on the committee (all volunteers) who work with our shop manager Matt, members and other volunteers to run the admin, buying, research and marketing sides of our operation.
We re-invest a proportion of our profits in the local area to support positive local change.
As a group we are aiming to reduce waste and create a place that local people can buy ethically sourced products that reduce our impact on the wonderful world we live in. By buying in bulk and customers re-using containers we are hugely reducing the plastic waste we create. We also allow customers to buy the exact quantities they require of each item, allowing people to try new foods and reduce food waste.
Scoop and Scales are stocking a growing number of organic and ethically sourced products as well as many locally produced items.
Scoop and Scales was established as a cooperative with all members having an equal vote. The idea is to give all members a stake and say in the operation and development of our cooperative. We aim to be open and inclusive, recognising the different abilities of our members as a strength that we can use to give us a broad perspective and improve how we operate.
Our website will provide regular community and environmental news updates and we aim to have regular members meetings, (although current circumstances have made this challenging). We also interact with members and the wider public through social media
How do I join?
If you are interested in joining please visit our shop or email us ([email protected]). There is a one off £30 membership fee. This is an investment in Scoop and Scales and is used to help to fund our development, providing capital to buy stock and equipment. As a member you also receive 5% discount on a wide range of our products. Our members also get the opportunity to influence our development and have a say in any key decisions we make.
We hope that this fee won’t prove a barrier for any potential members, but if it does, please get in touch.
What People Say...
"Lovely idea for Macclesfield, run by the people of Macclesfield" Lisa
"High quality products at affordable prices " Joe
"I attended the pop up on Saturday and just want to say that it was brilliant and how well organised it all was when things aren't easy at the moment everyone was still very helpful!" Alison