Ludlow 21 AGM Tuesday 4th June 2019

The Ludlow 21 AGM will be held on Tuesday 4th June 2019

7.30 pm at Appleteme, The Old Brewery, Corve Street, Ludlow

Papers for the AGM can be downloaded here:


Chair’s and Group Reports

Minutes of 2018 AGM

2018-2019 Final Accounts

Treasurers Report 2019

The AGM is open to all.  Ludlow 21 members may vote on motions and to elect new Directors.

Input from new Board members is extremely welcome.  Any member may stand for election to the Board if nominated and seconded by two other members.  Nomination forms can be downloaded here:

nomination paper

Following the formal business of the meeting, there will be a 21st birthday celebration on the theme of ‘Ludlow 21 – 21 years and counting’.  Cakes and refreshments will be served.


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Ludlow Fairtrade Shopping Guide

The Ludlow Fairtrade Town Group have just produced the ‘Ludlow Fairtrade Shopping  Guide’.  Download it here.
They are distributing hard copies of this through various outlets in town, notably the retail outlets featured in it – Broad Bean, Bensons, La jewellery, Tiger Lily, Myriad Organics, Wesley’s cafe, Eclectica, traidcraft outlet, Oxfam shop,
Please support these and try to add more Fairtrade  to Ludlow.
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Urgent: Proposed changes to 701 bus. Respond by 6th May

Shropshire Council’s consultation on changes to bus services closes on 6th May.

Specifically to Ludlow there is a proposed reduction to the 701 service.  If all users of the service add their voices in objection, the Council are much more likely to listen.  Please send an email to and/or to specifically about the 701 bus.

The email might well read as follows:

“There’s a proposal to reduce the frequency of the 701 Ludlow Town service from a 30 minute frequency to every 45 minutes.  This is a service which requires very little subsidy per passenger and therefore  why it is being included in proposed service revisions? The proposal would still require a one bus/driver per day and hence the savings would be marginal by reducing the service from 20 to 15 trips per day. I consider this to be a travesty when there are other options available. ”

More details about the proposed cuts are available here:


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Fair Trade Spring Fair Saturday 4th May


Fair trade
Spring Fair
Saturday 4th May

10am – 4pm
Ludlow Mascall Centre
Lower Galdeford

Entrance Free

Buy right
and help make a difference by
empowering producers through trade

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Extinction Rebellion Local Group formed

A new XR Ludlow and Leominster group has been formed.  Find out more by:

Downloading their newsletter

Visiting their facebook page

Emailing the organisers at XRLudlow&

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Fairtrade : Shared Interest Talk.

A rare opportunity to invest your money, earn interest and improve people’s lives all at once


Sally Seddon from

Shared Interest

Thursday 21st March at 4.00

at St Peter’s Church, Henley Road, Ludlow

Shared Interest invest in loans to people in developing countries who are wanting to get into fairtrade but need some help to get started.

Sally says this about the work that they do:

‘It is simple: investing in Shared Interest will change lives.’

 The talk will be preceded by fairtrade tea and cakes at 3.30

Download a printable flyer here.


St Peter’s have asked us to mention that immediately before this event, they will be holding a Lenten meditation from 2.30 to 3.30.  You are welcome to come to this, but if you are just coming for the fairtrade event, please be aware of the need for quiet if you arrive early.

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Seed Swap Saturday 16th Feb. 10am to 1pm.

Ludlow Seed Swap

Saturday 16th Feb • 10:00 – 13:00 at

Appleteme at the Old Brewery, Lloyds Yard off Corve Street, Ludlow SY8 1DJ

Bring your saved seeds, unwanted seeds and seedlings of any variety (edibles and ornamentals). FREE friendly advice for new growers available about saving seeds and growing. FREE to attend, just pay a donation if you have nothing to swap 🙂    Plants and produce are also welcome swaps.  Free parking available

Find more details and join the event on facebook on the ‘Incredible Edible Ludlow’ page: 
**Supported by Ludlow 21**


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Traidcraft Christmas Fair Sat 17th Nov


Traidcraft Christmas Fair

Saturday 17th November 10 – 4

Ludlow Mascall Centre

Browse the wide range of 100% fair trade and ethical products – unique handcrafted  gifts, Christmas foods and decorations, Christmas cards and lots of groceries and chocolate.
Shop Traidcraft this Christmas and make a positive difference to the lives of families and communities in developing countries
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NEW – briefing for new Electric Vehicle Drivers

The Ludlow 21 Sustainable Transport Group have published a briefing note to help new Electric Vehicle Drivers – click here for more.

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight 26th February – 11th Marchtraidcraft

Close the door on exploitation. Choose Fairtrade. Ludlow Fair Trade Town Group is helping open the door to Fairtrade.

Millions of farmers and workers are still being ripped off despite working hard to provide the products we love. Unfairness in global trade is rooted in centuries of exploitation. Producers are fighting for a fair deal, supported by Fairtrade, earning their way out of poverty and transforming their communities

Consumers are sometimes sceptical about whether the Fairtrade Mark actually makes a difference to the lives of producers. It absolutely does. In addition, there are also a wide variety of other excellent fair trade standards and labels in Europe and other parts of the world.

Trade is something everyone does as a matter of course not from time to time. Being fair to producers should be a given in all trade. It isn’t! Yet consumers continue to support trade without always questioning if the producer or someone else is infact being exploited.

This year Ludlow Fair Trade Town Group is celebrating 15 years since being awarded Fairtrade status at the end of 2002. We’ll have events and activities throughout the year as well as in Fairtrade Fortnight.

Events and Activities in Ludlow:

Look out for Fairtrade displays in shops and cafes in Ludlow and choose Fairtrade products they supply.

Throughout the fortnight and beyond, St Laurence’s Church will host a Traidcraft stall of food and crafts

Saturday 3rd March 10 – 2 Traidcraft Big Brew, supporting Hidden Entrepreneurs’ Appeal, Wesley’s Café, Ludlow Methodist Church Broad Street. Also special fair trade food in Café.

Thursday 8th March 10 – 2 Fairtrade Stall at Local Produce Market Castle Square

Thursday 8th March 10 – 12 Schools day Methodist church

Saturday 10th March 10 – 4 Traidcraft Spring Mini Fair Ludlow Mascall Centre – browse the new spring collection of handmade, original crafts and buy chocolate and Easter eggs ready for 1st April.

Sunday 11th March Big Brew refreshments after the morning service in St Laurence’s Church, supporting Traidcraft Exchange Hidden Entrepreneurs’ Appeal,

  • Ludlow Fair Trade Town Group will be supplying a Fairtrade football to a number of schools to help promote Fairtrade in schools.

Traidcraft Exchange Hidden Entrepreneur Appeal . If you donate before 11 April the UK government will match your donation pound for pound. The people in some of the world’s poorest communities have the talent and determination to succeed in business, but lack the opportunity and training. They want to build a future of hope.

See Traidcraft Big Brew events above which particularly support the Appeal.

Or donate to the Appeal before 11 th April to double your donation at:

Traidcraft Exchange Hidden Entrepreneur Appeal, Freepost RTKS-GGZH-YETA, Kingsway, Gateshead NE11 0NE tel: 0191 497 6445

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