Fairtrade in Gainsborough

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FOR the launch of the Fairtrade Fortnight which started this week a mosaic has been placed in the Caskgate Street flower bed.

The Social Justice Action Group are keen to promote the fact that Gainsborough does have Fairtrade Status which has to be renewed this year.

It is important that this is widely known and we ask that as many people as possible and local businesses will support this and provide a wider range of goods that bear the Fairtrade label.

We are extremely grateful to West Lindsey District Council who gave permission for the garden project and put us in touch with the BID Task Group.

Bernadette Jones, one of the BID Group, from Lincolnshire Lanterns, Willingham-by-Stow, has very kindly gathered F/T clothing from our members and articles from many sources to dress the shop window next to Boyes.

This has already received favourable comments. This has been possible with a donation for the garden from the Co-op Members Group and the use of their shop in the Co-op precinct.

Our group is also taking part in the F/T Foundation’s attempt at a Guinness World Record of the longest continuous joined bunting triangles, some of which afre on display with co-operation from proprietors of Whatever in Lord Street and Tilly Bakers Coffee Lounge in Curtis Walk who use Fairtrade coffee, so why not pop inand try some.

Several local churches are registered with Fairtrade Status and use refreshment products from Fairtrade.

The action group meet regularly at the United Reformed Church meeting room and the next open meeting will be on Monday 21st March at 7.30pm and we welcome anyone interested in our work.

ANN LEWIS

GROUP MEMBER

60 Greystones Road, Gainsborough,

DN21 2TX;

email lewis.greystones@gmail.com