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Fairtrade Haworth
Last updated: 24/01/2010
haworth village
85 Main St Haworth BD22 8DA
Contact: Rita Verity

Tel. 647776
Email: rita@soniassmile.com


About Fairtrade Haworth
In a relatively short time Haworth has been awarded Fairtrade Village status by the Fairtrade Foundation. This award will really help to promote Fair Trade in and around Haworth and should increase the amount of fairly traded products available in the village.

Fairtrade certificate was presented to The People of Haworth at the Town Hall, Bradford on 4th Feb 2003.

Fairtrade does what it says on the label; it guarantees a better deal to producers in the developing world.

This means a stable price which covers their production costs, along with a premium that their organisation will be able to reinvest either in the business or social and environmental schemes among the wider community.

Too many farmers in the developing world have to contend with fluctuating prices that may not even cover what it costs to produce their crop.
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www.haworthfairtrade.org.uk

News
West Lane Baptist ChurchFairtrade Tea Dance at West Lane Baptist Chapel, Haworth on 27th February 2010, from 4-7pm. Tickets £2 to include all tea, cakes and dancing! drop in to Sonia’s Smile or phone 647776

Bring your friends, have fun and dance or just watch and listen to the beautiful old time music. Enjoy the tea, sandwiches and cakes and bring along a box of your regular tea bags and swap them for a box of top quality Imporient Fairtrade tea.

With The Palm Court Dance Orchestra. Special guest.....Nioka Abbott-Balcombe a Fairtrade banana producer from the Windward Islands.

Tea Dance If you can, please spread the word. If you would like to promote the event you can download a poster here... (File is 140kb's and is a PDF)

About Haworth Fairtrade here...
Haworth Fair Trade website www.haworthfairtrade.org.uk
World Fair Trade Organization website www.wfto.com








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Here are the latest Haworth Fairtrade Minutes. You can find an archive of past minutes here...
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Haworth Fairtrade Meeting
2nd November 2009
HOPS
Minutes

Present
Ann, Rita, Chris, Liz, Judith, Gail, (later) Rev Peter Mayo-Smith

Apologies
John , Annie, Christine

Finance.
Cheques and proceeds of Mikron handed over and agreed that Chris be paid for use of the church for the Mikron event.Liz not yet been paid for ad.
Thanks noted to Bradford Fairtrade group for their continued financial support.

Chris proposed the showing of the film 'The age of Stupid' about climate change set in 2050. Date to be confirmed possibly last week in November.
Liz suggested also 'Vanishing bees' which is sponsored by the Co-op.
Action Liz to enquire.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2010 (22 Feb -7 March)
Discussion re Ministry of Chocolate who Rita has been in touch with but it was felt that following the theme of 'The big swap' based around tea which the Fairtrade Foundation are publicising would be more successful at that time. Gail suggested a title of 'A fair trade for justice'
Decision made to hold a tea dance.
Preferred location Bronte School Room, 27th February Saturday 3-6pm
Gail to contact and book (check capacity)
Chris to inform local residents around West Lane and hopefully sell tickets
Price to be confirmed but entry by a box of tea bags to be exchanged for Fairtrade ones.
Rita to ask Pam about Paul Harper to provide music
Request Pam to help with décor
Liz will do publicity
Judith to request tea sponsorship from head office at the Co-op
(Judith requested that the exchanged boxes of tea are donated to Bradford food store St Mary's Church for distribution to the homeless.)
Kathleen to bring to the attention of parishioners re women's day of prayer for possible help.
Liz to ask Jens about contacting Ian Dewhirst re talk about history of tea dances.
Liz to approach nursing home contacts.

It is hoped that ticket sales will go well prior to the event.
Awareness also on Main street by giving out free single tea bags. Dressed up as appropriate or Mad Hatter etc

MINISTRY OF CHOCOLATE
All agreed that we would like to host an event.
It was proposed that 3 children's workshops on World Fair Trade Day 8th May would be suitable. (It would have to be on Friday rather than Saturday the day itself)
Rita to ask Pauline for contact at Oxenhope
Liz to contact Mr Swinburn Stanbury
Chris to ask Haworth Primary who are working towards Fairtrade status
Rita to request price for full day 3 locations.


Networking
Liz to contact Paul at the Old Silent as discussed in previous meeting re weekly rotary evenings. We will offer to supply some FT wine etc as a taster, Also an opportunity to discuss signs and work together.
Again discussed that it would be good to have more traders/cafes at least for the Fortnight, we could take some Fairtrade Tea bags in and do a 'swap'

Cookbook progress discussed. Rita and Ann to proof read and list anything else which needs to go in.

Welcome
We welcomed Rev Peter Mayo-Smith the new vicar at St Michaels and All Angels who is very keen to be involved. He offered a display in Church for Fairtrade Fortnight and will base a sermon on 7th March.

If we can get all details confirmed asap they can be included in Community Pride.

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Whats On
List of Fairtrade outlets in Haworth

Cafes or guest houses serving FT

The Old Registry, 4 Main Street

Park Top Guest House, 1 Rawdon Road

Youth Hostel Longlands Drive

The Coffee House, 10 Main Street

Apothecary Tea Rooms, 90 Main Street

Chaplins Bistro, Oak Street, Mill Hey

Cobbles and Clay, Main Street

Bronte Cottage, 4 Park Top Row, Main Street

The Thyme House, 90 West Lane

Number 66 Main St Holiday cottage

Weavers restaurant

Shops and churches selling FT products.

Bronte Parsonage Museum shop, Church Street

Edinburgh Woollen Mill, North Street

Sonias Smile, 85 Main Street

Tourist Information Centre, Main Street

SPAR, Mill Hey

West Lane Baptist chapel

Hall Green Baptist Church

Oxenhope Co-op

Oakworth Co-op

Haworth Primary planning a FT tuck shop

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

The Cheese Shop

HOPS Haworth Organic Products


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