Monmouthshire County

Monmouthshire County Council supports Fair Trade in the county.  The range of support for Fair Trade in the county is shown by:-

  • Monmouthshire County Council has passed a resolution supporting Fairtrade, and agrees to serve Fairtrade products (for example, in meetings, offices and canteens).
  • A range of Fairtrade products are readily available in the area’s retail outlets (shops, supermarkets, newsagents and petrol stations) and served in local catering outlets (cafés, restaurants, pubs).
  • Local workplaces and community organisations (places of worship, schools, universities, colleges and other community organisations) support Fairtrade and use Fairtrade products whenever possible.
  • Media coverage and events raise awareness and understanding of Fairtrade across the community.
  • A local Fairtrade steering group is convened to ensure the Fairtrade Town campaign continues to develop and gain new support.
  • Monmouthshire County Council – Black History Month
  • Monmouthshire Fair Trade  –  FT-Schools Conference
  • Press Release:- Fairtrade Conference evaluation.

See full details in Monmouthshire’s successful application for approval from the UK Fair Trade Foundation:-

MCC-FT county application 2023

Monmouthshire Fair Trade ran a stall at the National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny.

The main part of the stall was a “fishing”game where show attenders tried to catch floating plastic bananas using a magnet on the end of the fishing rod!  If the banana had a Fair Trade logo, they got a prize, either a real banana or a very small chocolate bar.  Also, a Fair Trade member walked around the Eisteddfod site in a banana costume carrying a plastic inflated banana!