Our meetings take place at Oakham Methodist Church, Northgate, Oakham, Rutland.
You are very welcome to join us
Next Meeting: Tuesday 20th June at 7:30pm
Rutland is England’s smallest county, with a population of around 34,000, which is bordered by Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. Within its gently rolling countryside lie two of England’s prettiest market towns, Oakham and Uppingham, over 50 picturesque villages and spectacular Rutland Water. Rutland Water is a reservoir as large as Windermere and is said by David Attenborough to be one of the finest examples of creative conservation in Great Britain.
The County of Rutland was granted Fairtrade Status in March 2007. This means that a certain level of support has been reached in the promotion and use of Fairtrade marked products in all sectors of the community – local authorities, retail outlets, restaurants, cafés, businesses, clubs and associations, schools and churches. Rutland County Council and the Town Councils of Oakham and Uppingham have all resolved to support and promote this initiative.
To overseas producers, Fairtrade means that they are paid a premium on top of the normal price for their product, and this premium helps provide social improvements for their community – like improved education, sanitation, and infrastructure. All you need to do is to make sure you buy stuff showing the Fairtrade logo, and while you’re enjoying things like great tasting coffee, you can know that you’re doing something really useful to help the people that grew it.
Rutland Fairtrade promotes Rutland businesses, schools and organisations that support Fairtrade. We are developing an on-line directory that will give details of all those that have signed up. If you would like to be included please click here. Don’t forget you can also follow our blog or follow our twitter feed to keep right up to date with our activities.