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Did You Know: British consumers now have a choice of over 1000 Fairtrade certified products from 175 suppliers selling through all the national supermarket chains and many independent shops. Coffee & bananas are the best known Fairtrade categories in a range that extends across hot drinks, fresh fruits, juices, wine, rum, confectionary and snacks. Collecting tea

Welcome to Weymouth & Portland Fairtrade Zone

The Fairtrade Forum meets once a month and our aim is to promote FT in our Town (or Zone). Our members are all volunteers from a variety of groups with similar aims.

4% of instant and 18% of ground coffee is Fairtrade.

LINKS

More information can be found at these websites

www.fairtrade.org.uk
The Foundation licenses the FAIRTRADE Mark, to products which meet internationally recognised standards. The supplier (brand-owner or main national distributor) must sign the Foundation’s Licence Agreement which provides a licence to use the Mark. Licensees are independently audited.

www.traidcraft.co.uk
Traidcraft is the UK's leading organisation dedicated to fighting poverty through trade.
Established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty, uniquely, we combine a pioneering and successful trading company (Traidcraft plc), offering the widest range of fairly traded products available in the UK, with an innovative development charity (Traidcraft Exchange) specialising in making trade work for the poor.

www.oxfam.org.uk
Oxfam uses a range of approaches to achieve change and improve peoples' lives, including saving lives through emergency response; longer term development programmes; and campaigning to achieve lasting change.

Highlights of 2005

Fairtrade Fortnight (1st two weeks in March) We had a successful stand in the town centre, free samples, leaflets and raffles. Hundreds of people show their support by signing a register of interest, trying coffee and snack bars, and entering our Free Raffle, with food and wine hampers (Fairtrade of course) as the main prizes, kindly donated by suppliers and the Co-Op who is by far the towns main Fairtrade retailer.

Carnival entry1st Prize for Weymouth & Portland’s Fair Trade entry in the Fancy Dress category, for this years Carnival

Llama Trek from Brewers Quay around the town and back. Organised by Mary Bunney from "Quipu" in Brewers Quay. Raising awareness of Fairtrade and raising money to help disadvantaged children in Peru. Many thanks to the llamas Kusco and Dennis Healy!

People matter to us... Whether you are a visitor or a resident of our area, our main job is to provide you with a host of services and to ensure they are effectively and efficiently delivered. The aim of this section is to give you more access to information about the services we offer to you as individuals. We deal with individuals at all stages of live and we hope you will dip into these pages frequently to see new items.

L.I.D - Local Information in Dorset

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