A family friendly cycle ride
Free to join
Castle Square, Ludlow
Saturday 22 June at 11am
Part of the Ludlow Fringe Festival and in support of the Bee Cause
Bee theme fancy dress! Wear yellow and black or bling your bike!
Further information at
or ring Shropshire Council on 01743 253063
The ride will leave town and take a quiet lane through Oakly Park to Bromfield. Onto Walton and back to Bromfield for a Bring Your Own picnic by the Food Centre before heading back to Ludlow. (Shorter route options available).
Free Dr Bike – bike check service from 10am
Visit Knighton, Clun and Bishop’s Castle using the weekend summer Shuttle Bus. Great walking country. See http://www.travelshropshire.co.uk/bus/shuttle-buses.aspx for full information and timetables.
Ludlow Mascall Centre Come and browse the new range of handcrafted products – home, fashion, play time and stationery. Buy your favourite chocolate bar or a Traidcraft food item you have not yet tasted yet.
BUY FROM TRAIDCRAFT. SUPPORT SMALLHOLDERS
Traidcraft does more than just sell products. It supports thousands of smallholder farmers and artisans in developing countries to trade their way out of poverty.
Light Refreshments, Entrance Free
How Fairtrade can help reduce destruction of the Amazon Rainforest
See the poster here for full information
The first outing will be on Thursday 21st February.
You can catch the train that leaves Shrewsbury at 18:05 and calls at Church Stretton, Craven Arms and also at halts on the Heart of Wales line to Knucklas.
If travelling from Ludlow catch the 18:17 train to connect at Craven Arms.
At Knucklas the it’s only a 3 minute walk to the Castle Inn where up to 12 musicians and singers will play throughout the evening. Musicians and singers are welcome on board too.
Back in Shrewsbury for 22:00 or Ludlow at 22:30 hours.
Groups of 3 or more can save 25% off their rail fare – we can sort this out at the station
Graham from Myriad Organics says “ We have organised over 30 Folk Down the Track nights out and it still remains as popular as when we first started. It is the mix of folk travelling together, the music and hospitality of the pub that makes it so special. The guards can hardly believe it when they see forty people waiting for the train at Knucklas for the return trip home!”
Other dates for 2013 are
Slow and easy paced cycle rides in Ludlow.
Weekly through March and April.
First ride Tuesday 5 March at 10.00am from outside the Castle gates. Back for midday.
For more information see the poster
A family friendly cycle ride in Ludlow on Sunday 14 April 2013 starting at 10.30am.
See the poster for full information
Fairtrade Fortnight, 25th February to 10th March, is the time to take a stand for the food we love and the people who grow it. These are challenging times for millions of smallholder farmers and workers in developing countries. Climate change, rising food and fuel costs, and volatile market prices mean they face an uncertain future.
With our support, however, more of these small farmers can achieve sustainable livelihoods and enjoy the benefits of trade. We are being asked to go further for Fairtrade in 2013 so that many more marginalised producers can get fairer deal from trade.
Choosing Fairtrade products whenever we can is one simple way to ensure this happens. 1.2 million people already benefit but there’s still a long way to go. But as well as choosing Fairtrade products ourselves, we are being asked to challenge others like families and friends, our local MP, local shopkeepers and cafés and the workplace to take Fairtrade further and be part of making a change for a fairer world.
Ludlow Fairtrade Town Group, is organising a number of activities to help further Fairtrade, including an afternoon in Ludlow Mascall Centre with a Fairtrade coffee producer from Costa Rica on Wednesday 27th February, 2.30-4.30pm and also a special Fair Trade stall in St Laurence’s Church for the whole of the Fortnight.
In addition, there’ll be the launch of Ludlow Fairtrade Town stickers which will be displayed in windows by the business outlets selling and serving Fairtrade products. Ludlow Library is hosting a Fairtrade Display and there’ll be tastings and display of Fairtrade products in the Co-operative Food Store.
At Bishop Hooper School, Ashford Carbonel, a large Fairtrade sculpture will be constructed by the children out of Fairtrade packaging. This will join other sculptures on the Fairtrade Foundation website as an online petition sending a message to the Government in support of Fairtrade.
Be part of the ‘Going Further for Fairtrade’ Campaign this Fairtrade Fortnight.
Public meeting Jan 17th at 7pm in Royal Oak Ballroom. See poster at http://tinyurl.com/byqlndk
Don’t let your cardboard go to landfill. Take it to South Shropshire Furniture Scheme, Weeping Cross Lane, Ludlow SY8 1PB on Sat 5th Jan from 10:00 – 14:30 where it will be recycled.
See this link for more information - Ludlow Cardboard Christmas