FAIRTRADE FOR BASSETLAW meetings in 2018
Fairtrade for Bassetlaw AGM will be a social event at Idle Valley Nature reserve on Saturday October 13th 10am. www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/nature-reserves/idle-valley
Our Steering group committee needs to be voted on for this meeting, so if you would like to be involved in any way on the committee contact the Chair at Chair@FairtradeforBassetlaw.org.uk You don't have to have a post on the committee, we simply need anyone who supports Fairtrade and has ideas for promoting it more in Bassetlaw (North Notts). We will have an update on activities and future plans review at this meeting.
Two more Steering Group meetings in 2018 - July and August - deciding on Future of Fairtrade for Bassetlaw, ways to update/change Web site. Plan for AGM we have yearly - this year will be at Idle Valley Nature reserve North Road Retford -10am Saturday October 13th. Join us for Fairtrade snacks and a walk round Idle Valley.
Fairtrade for Bassetlaw would welcome participation and ideas at their next meeting Thursday April 12th 5.30pm at The Lion Hotel Worksop. We will be reviewing Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 and looking at future activites for this year. If you can't make it to the meeting, leave any ideas on our Facebook page
Fairtrade for Bassetlaw's next meeting is on Thursday 18th January 2017 7.30pm at the Lion Hotel Worksop. The meeting will focus on activities for Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 'Come on in". So come and join us!
FAIRTRADE FOR BASSETLAW meetings in 2017
Fairtrade for Bassetlaw's next meeting is on March 30th 2017 5:00pm at the Lion Hotel Worksop. The meeting will focus on their action plan to renew their Fairtrade Status.
July 26th 2017 - meeting considered:
future action to renew our Fairtrade status
:social media: update website, keep Facebook page
Survey of stores/cafes offering Fairtrade products - ongoing
AGM and celebrating Fairtrade status renewal
Thursday 26th October 7.30pm The Crossing Worksop. Chair of councillor attending to receive renewal certificate. Come and enjoy Fairtrade drinks and snacks.
Finally presenting our renewal certificate for Fairtrade status
Chair and Vice Chair of Fairtrade for Bassetlaw presented their renewal of Fairtrade Status certificate to the Chair of Bassetlaw District Council at the council meeting on December 16th at Retford Town Hall. The council did some publicity for it.
Retford Business Forum Monday March 6th 6pm - Item to encourage businesses to provide Fairtrade products to staff or sell when possible. Kathy Cowbrough to speak for this item
Talk and discussion Kathy Cowbrough with Bawtry Churches Together Lent meeting March 8th 7.30pm Bawtry library.
North Notts envoys links
Fairtrade for Bassetlaw is a member of North Notts envoys along with many businesses in North Nottinghamshire. This provides excellent opportunities for networking. The latest meeting was on February 28th at National Fluid Power centre (NFPC) Worksop. The presentations were on Doncaster and Sheffield Airport (DSA) and NFPC - Integrated Systems Engineering - Hydraulics-Pneumatics-Electronics (really another world - but a centre of excellence in the UK. The Chair of Fairtrade for Bassetlaw challenged the Director to see if the coffee/tea they provide is Fairtrade - it isn't so his challenge was for us to find a supplier.
The most recent North Notts envoys meeting June 2017 was at Gamston airport - an interesting commercial airport and site for many using private planes. Planes also go from here to pick up organs for transplant to take them to patients requiring new organs.
Recent North Notts envoys meetings in 2018 have been at The School of Artisan foods, Welbeck, and Hodsock Priory.