Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Prestonpans Fairtrade Town Steering Group

It might just have seemed like a few people having a chat over a cup of coffee but today's meeting was actually quite momentous.

Representatives of the Small World, East Lothian Council, local faith groups & schools, and the Community Council convened the inaugural meeting of the Prestonpans Fairtrade Town Group.  What made the meeting - and the subsequent agreeing of the group's constitution -  so important, was that it enabled us to meet one of five Fair Trade Town 'goals'.  

Briefly, the five targets required to be met in order to secure Fairtrade Town status are:

  1. The Council must pass as resolution to support Fairtrade ☑
  2. Fairtrade products must be readily available in both shops and cafes ☑
  3. Local workplaces and community groups must support Fairtrade ☑
  4. the use of local media and events to promote Fairtrade ☑ ...and...
  5. A local Fairtrade Steering Group must be convened....TICK!

Thank you to everyone who came along to the meeting.  There will be lots of opportunities to be involved in the project and membership is open to anyone who has expressed a commitment to promoting the objectives of the Prestonpans Fairtrade Town Group.

Our application to have Prestonpans be made a Fairtrade Town has been submitted to the Fairtrade Foundation....watch this space!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Spring into the Small World

The daffodils are blooming and the weather has been so glorious, we have even taken our stock outside!

Easter opening

Mmm....chocolate.  If there's one thing we know about in the Small World, it's chocolate.  We have Belgian chocolates, family-sized bags of chocolate, individual chocolate bars in coffee, orange and vanilla flavours, to name but a few.

If you are looking for a non-chocolate Easter gift then we have little chick purses containing jelly sweets, chick tape measures and of course our beautiful handcrafted cards.

Please bear in mind that we will be closed on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April, re-opening for business as usual at 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday 26th April.

Prestonpans Fairtrade Town

We will be having our first Fairtrade Town steering group meeting on Tuesday, 19 April at 12pm in the Small World Shop, 9A Orchard Crescent, Prestonpans, EH32 9JJ.

This meeting is open to anyone who is interested in Fair Trade, and would like to work with others to enable Prestonpans to become a Fair Trade Town.

Drivers needed!

We need drivers to transport volunteers and a couple of boxes of stock to craft and summer fairs in Prestonpans, Cockenzie and Port Seton areas.  The fairs usually take place on weekends.  Are you able to help?

Of course, if you would like to run a stall for us, or work in the shop, or behind the scenes in any capacity we would love to hear from you.