Category Archives: Progress
Winchester has now been recognised as a Fairtrade City for ten years. In celebrating this anniversary we were delighted to hear that our Fairtrade City status has been renewed by the Fairtrade Foundation for a further two years. Adam Gardner, … Continue reading
Winchester Ukulele Festival – a big event in the Ukulele year – took place on Saturday 2 June. Our Fairtrade Network was invited to set up a stall to spread the word about Fairtrade. The stall contents were provided by … Continue reading
Fairtrade Fortnight is always a great time to remember and remind others of the needs of producers in the developing world and to support them by choosing to buy items with the Fairtrade Mark. Several events took place in Winchester … Continue reading
Good to see Fairtrade advertised on the phone box outside the Cathedral grounds – May 2018 .
Fairtrade Fortnight this year probably had more events taking place in Winchester than on any previous year. Tuesday 28 February was Shrove Tuesday, and the United Church in Jewry Street served pancakes between 3.30 and 6.30; fairtrade ingredients were … Continue reading
Our application for renewal of Fair Trade City status has been approved by the Fairtrade Foundation and the certificate was presented to the mayor, Councillor Jane Rutter, at Abbey House on 27 July 2016.
During fairtrade fortnight this year we again had our banner hung over the High Street for the first week. The main event of the fortnight was a ‘Fairtrade and Local’ dinner organised by event management students of the University. … Continue reading
As a follow-up to Greg Valerio’s talk in Fairtrade Fortnight we contacted Winchester’s independent jeweller Jeremy France. We were delighted to see from his website that his firm uses conflict-free diamonds. He invited us to visit him to talk … Continue reading
Chairman’s report The Chairman thanked the officers and other committee members for their contributions, and expressed appreciation for the part played over many years by Jeannette Archdeacon and Kathy East, who had now stood down from the committee. Fairtrade Fortnight … Continue reading
During Fairtrade fortnight this year we had a most inspiring talk from Greg Valerio about fairtrade gold; we had an information stall in St Maurice’s Covert in the High Street; and St Mark’s church staged a ‘Big Brew’