Matlock Fairtrade Weekend 2018 – latest news

Save the dates! Friday 9th March 12-3.30   Free event,  Hecate Arts and the Matlock Fairtrade Group with the support of Derbyshire Dales District Council are putting together an exciting event in the Market Hall in Matlock for Fairtrade Fortnight. Pupils from local schools are invited to Come Inside and raise their voices for Fairtrade…

Producers v Profit ?

Public support remains high for Fairtrade and the fair treatment of producers, but are the supermarkets backing away from treating their suppliers justly? Alarm bells have been ringing with Fairtrade producer groups, co-operatives and Fairtrade supporters over Sainsbury’s and Tesco’s decision to remove some of their products from the Fairtrade Mark’s scrutiny and Sainsbury’s plans…

Fairtrade Fortnight 27.2.17 – 12.3.17

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT February 27th – March 12th 2017 FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT IN MATLOCK Much of the work in Fairtrade Fortnight  is focussed in schools. Before the Fortnight Lessons will be held in both Castleview Primary, and Tansley Primary to familiarise pupils with the idea of Fairtrade. During the Fortnight : Thursday 2nd March, classes of children…

Collective Noun for Fairtrade Coffee Shops?

What is the collective noun for Fairtrade coffee shops? Please send us your ideas… Our first one has been a “grind of Fairtrade Coffee shops”. Wednesday 4th May sees the opening of M &S Food in Matlock and adds to the growing number of Fairtrade outlets in our Fairtrade town. The new store will include a…

Fairtrade Fortnight Breakfast Finale

Fairtrade Fortnight went out with a bang in Matlock last Sunday evening. Matlock Mayor Steve Flitter along with other Town Councillors and members of the public attended the Late, Late Fairtrade Breakfast event hosted by Third Space church in Imperial Rooms. Welcome Fairtrade drinks kicked off the event where people were invited to take part…

Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 Events

Sit down for breakfast, stand up for farmers! 29 February – 13 March As Martin Luther King famously said, ‘before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world’. Despite our dependence on farmers and workers for the foods, drinks and products that we love, about 795 million people…

MATLOCK SUCCESSFULLY RENEWS ITS FAIRTRADE TOWN STATUS ONCE AGAIN

Members of Matlock’s Fairtrade Town Committee presented the Renewal Certificate of Fairtrade Town Status to the Mayor Steve Flitter and members of Matlock Town Council on Monday evening and thanked them for their support. The town had the prestigious award renewed for the fourth time in 2015.  Matlock was first awarded the Fairtrade status in…

Autumn News

Looking back over the last couple of months there are two items of interest that have happened in Matlock on the Fairtrade Front? The New Season Fairtrade Football Tournament After 10 years of running the Fairtrade Football Tournament in Matlock the engraved and much sort after trophy was full of the winning teams names. It…

Derbyshire Dales Bake Off Entry Form

Derbyshire Dales Great Fairtrade Bake Off Matlock Heat Saturday 28th February 2015 Imperial Rooms 4.30 pm – 6 pm   Get baking and see if Matlock Bakers can beat off the competition from other Derbyshire Dales Contestants. The Great Derbyshire Dales Fairtrade Bake Off forms part of the Fairtrade Fortnight Celebrations in the area. The…

The Great Derbyshire Dales Fairtrade Bake Off

  Get baking and come up with a winning recipe to enter into the Great Derbyshire Dales Fairtrade Bake Off. Produce something wonderful using as many Fairtrade ingredients as possible to win this prestigious award. The competition will comprise of regional heats one for each Fairtrade Town in the Derbyshire Dales with the winners from…