Welcome to Fairtrade Leighton-Linslade

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Win! Win! Win!

We've got a Treasure Hunt going for Fairtrade Fortnite. Long story short, you can win some really good prizes while you're shopping. Long story long, download the entry form. 

Of course, if you want to do the Treasure Hunt properly, put on a full pirate outfit and begin all your conversations with "OOh Arr"

Fairtrade Chocolate Sampling

All this took place at Trinity Methodist Church. After all, it is Fairtrade Fortnight!

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We're choc full of good ideas to promote Fairtrade.

A Message to COP26

And as we all know, getting Biden, leading polluters and the Chinese Government to see these things is just too simple.

But then many drops make an ocean, and all that.

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This was displayed in the window of Trinity Methodist Church. It's rather good, don't you think?

Our Fairtrade recipe leaflet 

These are really good. Seriously good. Masterchef level good.

Included is the recipe for Ice Cream Guffi Banani

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Who are we?

We are the Fairtrade Town group for Leighton-Linslade. Fairtrade Towns are one of the things the Fairtrade Foundation does, and they do it really well. Follow the link for more details or their general wowness:

With a big, big thanks to Just Computers of Kempston for supporting our website

These are good people. Very good people. The sort that would do a proper job.

It's here

It needed more organisation than D-Day, more hard work than a Fortnite training schedule, and more belief in its eventual arrival than a bag of frogs, but the supermarket Fairtrade league table is now out:

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All those who doubted it was going to happen, hang your heads in shame. Good has triumphed over evil, the universe is set straight in its course, and frogs are about to become our new overlords.

In the meantime, please continue to buy Fairtrade items, available at our local supermarkets as above.

Even More Importantly

 

We have an updated FAQ section!

 

(No-one was asking the questions in the old one.)

 

Click on the "FAQ" tab for details.

 

How We Got Here

 

 On 20th January 2006, in front of an enthusiastic audience (mostly awake), Director of the Fairtrade Foundation, Harriet Lamb, presented Town Mayor Councillor Mark Freeman with a certificate conferring Fairtrade Town status on Leighton-Linslade. 

We are Bedfordshire's first Fairtrade Town! 
In order to qualify for Fair Trade Town status, we had to complete five separate goals. These are explained on the 5 goals page (nothing to do with football please note), and other sections will tell you how we continue to do the paperwork to satisfy them. 

If you feel inspired to get involved with our organisation, or can help in any way, we would be delighted to hear from you- see contact section.

 

If not, but would like to support Fair Trade in other ways, the website has ideas. These are for the home, workplace, where you shop… 

We also have a section detailing why buying Fair Trade matters, another with useful links, and random sections for old news.

 

Who knows what delights you might find? It could be a recipe, a newsletter, or the steering committee singing the Banana Song.

 
 

Is it Fairtrade?

 

Over 2,000 products now carry the Fairtrade mark which is your independent guarantee that the product really does make a difference to some of the poorest farmers in the world.

We are so close to 6000 hits. Or we might not be, but if we say that, this text won't need changing for a while.

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People Like Fairtrade Chocolate
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So we gave away a load of Fairtrade chocolate outside Oxfam for Fairtrade Fortnight. Guess what? It made them happy!

You can feel just as happy as them by going out and buying a FT chocolate bar. Available in Oxfam and all supermarkets.

More people who like Fairtrade Chocolate
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Policeman Dave

(Note to self insert cheesy joke here)

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Lisa, the new community champion at Morrisons. We really like Morrisons because you give us FT bananas and chocolate and that. Thanks!