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COLLEAGUES from The Co-operative Pharmacy in Bute Place, Cardiff, were calling for local voices to be heard loud and clear as they took to the streets with a giant megaphone on February 20 to encourage local people to help shape the future of the business.

The team posed with the super-sized device to mark the launch of The Co-operative's pioneering "Have Your Say" campaign, the biggest piece of research and engagement in The Co-operative's history.

Isabel Wiggins, branch manager and pharmacist, said: "The Co-operative is a community-based retailer, which means it is really important to be in touch with what our customers, and the wider public think, not just about us, but also about the communities we share.

"It is our willingness and ability to listen that is at the heart of what makes us different, and today I want to make sure that people in my local area know how they can have their say on topical issues, the way we operate, and our future."

The Co-operative has teamed up with YouGov to carry out the research, and the findings from the poll will feed directly into a review of the strategy and purpose of the business, carried out by Chief Executive Euan Sutherland. Everyone over the age of 16 is invited to have their say at TELL US YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS Our great service for readers gives you the chance to get your local news and pictures in the paper via our team of community staff.

If you have an item you'd like to see in the Echo, like a charity fundraiser, street market, church party or success story, send the details, and pictures if you have them, to communities editor Pat English, communities correspondent Jessica Flynn, or their assistants David Prince and Katie Dowling.

You can call David and Katie on 029 2024 3620 or 029 2024 3622 or email


Pharmacy assistant Cheri Hassan, patient David Thomas and Isabel Wiggins, branch manager, at The Co-operative Pharmacy in Bute Place, calling on local people to have their say
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Feb 27, 2014
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