The Uppingham Town Partnership successfully applied for Fairtrade Town status in 2013.
WHAT IS FAIRTRADE?
With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day.
With one simple choice you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.
WHAT FAIRTRADE DOES
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers. Their Community also benefits as they are given cash to help in community projects like building schools and roads.
THE IMPACT OF OUR WORK
Fairtrade supports small scale farmers and workers in the developing world who are marginalised from trade in a variety of ways. Ensuring they are paid a fair price for their crops.
We have produced a Fairtrade Directory and hope that in the future more shops and businesses will stock/use goods that are fairtrade.
The Fairtrade Foundation is the national body championing awareness of Fairtrade and their web site has a wealth of information on the subject. Click on the link for more details
Information about the Rutland Fairtrade steering Group can be found by clicking on this link
UPPINGHAM FAIRTRADE DIRECTORY 2015
Pub’s Cafes and Hotels
AGE CONCERN High St East,Uppingham
Earl Grey Tea
BEANS, Market Place, Uppingham. Website : www.beanscoffeestop.co.uk
Tea / Coffee /Cola / Orange Juice / Apple Juice / Cakes made from Fairtrade Flour and Sugar.
DOM PADDY’S Market Place Uppingham Website: www.donpaddys.co.uk
Tea / Coffee
THE CROWN HOTEL High St East Uppingham Website: www.thecrownrutland.co.uk
Tea / Coffee
THE FALCON HOTEL Market Place Uppingham Website: www.falcon-hotel.co.uk
Tea / Coffee
THE VAULTS Market Place Uppingham Tea / Coffee
Supermarkets Art Galleries and Shops
CO-OP North St East Uppingham
Tea / Coffee / Bananas / Cotton Shopping Bags/ Red &White wine / Chocolate / Mulled wine sachets etc.
GOLDMARK GALLERY Orange St Uppingham
Tea & Coffee
LEICESTER MERCURY NEWSAGENTS Market Place Uppingham
MARTINS High St East Uppingham
ONE STOP SHOP High St West Uppingham
SPAR North St East Uppingham
Tea & Chocolate
All three Churches in Uppingham now serve Fairtrade Tea, Coffee and Biscuits. There is a Fairtrade stall at the Parish Church every Sunday for an hour after worship has ended. Selling Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Muesli, Chocolate, Biscuits, Jam, Honey etc. Orders can also be placed from a Fairtrade catalogue for items not currently stocked. The coordinator can be reached on 823478. The Parish Church has also hosted a number of events organised by the local Fairtrade steering group.
Uppingham Congregational Church, Adderly St Uppingham.
Uppingham Methodist Church, Orange St Uppingham.
St Peter & St Paul Church of England Church, Market Place Uppingham.
All Schools in Uppingham now promote Fairtrade.
Both Leighfield and the C of E Junior School support Fairtrade initiatives as part of the curriculum. Leighfield School have a Fairtrade Steering Group under the direction of Year1 teacher Mrs Darlington.
The Uppingham Community College has promoted Fairtrade through GCSE Citizenship lessons as well as Assemblies and has had competitions etc to further raise awareness of Fairtrade campaigns.
Uppingham School stocks Fairtrade Chocolate, Sugar, Coffee, Biscuits, Cereal bars and fruit snack packs in its Buttery which are available to all students.
The Town Council uses Fairtrade Tea, Coffee and Biscuits when hosting Community events. At its meeting held on the 6th November 2013 it passed the resolution “To confirm Uppingham Town Council gives its full support for Uppingham to be a Fairtrade Town and will endeavour to promote and use Fairtrade products”