The Council is an avid supporter of Fairtrade and Bassetlaw is
officially a Fairtrade District based on the number of shops and
outlets where Fairtrade produce can be bought or consumed. The
Council also uses Fairtrade Tea and sugar for all meetings.
Fairtrade is a simple way each one of us can make a difference
through our everyday choices. It's about better prices, decent
working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade
for farmers and workers in the developing world. Fairtrade aims to
enable the poorest farmers and workers to improve their position
and have more control over their lives.
Saturday March 3rd - 2.30pm Taking a Lighter Step
The Crossing Newcastle Street, Worksop, S81
Fairtrade for Bassetlaw is hosting Moses Renee,
a Fairtrade Banner grower from the Windward Islands at a mini
conference on ‘Taking a Lighter Step’. Moses will be highlighting
the benefits of buying Fairtrade Bananas and the how being part of
the Fairtrade Movement has helped them come through several recent
major natural disasters.
We have also been involved in a Big Knit project to create a
knitted slogan to celebrate Fairtrade
Fortnight. This slogan will be displayed across Bassetlaw during
the year. During Fairtrade Fortnight you can see the display in The
Crossing Café, Worksop.