Picture produced by primary school children in Matlock on a background painted by Tony Elkington a pupil at Highfields School, Matlock

  Matlock became a Fairtrade Town in 2006. Since then the amount of Fairtrade products available in the town has grown steadily. The Fairtrade Steering group have worked hard to raise the profile of Fairtrade within the town in schools, cafes, churches, shops and the local Councils.

Matlock Fairtrade Town Steering Committee

We are a group of people who are committed to raising the awareness and profile of Fairtrade in the town of Matlock. We endeavour to promote local businesses who provide or sell Fairtrade products. We work closely with primary schools and the three tiers of Councils within the town.

We were awarded Fairtrade Town Status in 2006 by the Fairtrade Foundation.

We are working with other Fairtrade Town groups in the Derbyshire Dales on a Derbyshire Dales District Council Steering Committee to make the Dales a Fairtrade District.

Since 2006 we have won two top awards and one runner up award from the Fairtrade Foundation for the work we have done in the area.

In 2013 we joined with other Fairtrade Towns in the Derbyshire Dales and won the Fairtrade Foundation’s top award for Outstanding Achievement.

Steering Committee members are often seen around town dressed as bananas
Steering Committee members are often seen around town dressed as bananas


At the finish line of the Fairtrade Banana Relay









0051.jpgThis picture show the design of a panel produced by six local primary schools with the back ground painted by an A level student at our local secondary school. The view shows part of Hall Leys Park in the town centre which is overlooked by Riber Castle.

Contact us if  you would like to join us on the Steering Committee and campaign to make the world a better, fairer place.  (Banana outfits are not compulsory)


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