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&Leominster@outlook.com

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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 www.traidcraft.org.uk/hidden

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Green Festival 2019 – Get Involved! Meeting 15th November

Could you be part of the Ludlow Green Festival Team for 2019?
Volunteers are needed to help with:

  • marketing
  • recruiting sponsors
  • involving local schools and community groups
  • planning and running activities at the festival
  • and more!

There will be a meeting on Thursday 15th November 2018 at 7.30 pm at the Rose and Crown, for individuals and organisations to talk about how they can be involved.  Please come along if you can, or if you can’t make the meeting but would like to be involved,  contact us here.

Thank you.

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Fair Trade Christmas Fair

Traidcraft Fair Trade Christmas Fair on Saturday 18th November 10.00 – 4.00 in Ludlow Mascall Centre, admission is free, Fairtrade coffee and tea and lots of Fairtrade cakes and cookies.
Fair Trade Hand crafted gifts, foods and Christmas goodies, cards and wrapping paper  mean every purchase makes a positive difference to the lives of producers, families and communities in developing countries.
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Save the date – Green Festival 2018

A date has been set for the Green Festival 2018 – Sunday 8th July.  More info coming soon.

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Schools Energy assembly

On October 18th three members of the Ludlow 21 Education Group, Ian Urry, Christopher Deaves and Megan Blackmore, delivered a school assembly at Bishop Hooper Church of England Primary School, Ashford Carbonel on how to reduce our carbon footprint. The invitation was issued by T.A. Amanda Wilcox, leader of the school’s ‘Eco Warriors’, as part of the school’s ongoing work on sustainable living.

Volunteer pupils helped the visitors to tell the story of ‘Tom’ and ‘Sally’ on a typical day. Their lengthy showers, insistence on being driven around by their parents and a whole host of other energy-guzzling activities were dramatized through mime and role-play. Chris, appropriately clad in a white coat, played the part of the brainy professor, interjecting the narrative with apposite scientific information about CO2 emissions. The assembled children also played their part with some enthusiastic and knowledgeable contributions. The use of a mass of beanbags distributed amongst the pupils helped to provide them with a visual representation of the CO2 emissions that we are responsible for producing.

The school staff were very enthusiastic about the assembly, and the children certainly seemed to enjoy it and to engage with the issues raised in it. We hope that it will provide an impetus to launch a project created by the Education Group that will involve the children in attempting to save their body weight in CO2 emissions.

Hopefully, the assembly will be replicated in other schools over the next few months.

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