During 2012 / 2013 we :-
o Held regular meetings of steering group (on 25/04/12, 13/06/12, 18/07/12, 11/09/12, 24/10/12, 27/11/12, 16/01/13, 05/02/13, 13/05/13)
o Had a stall at the Churches Together in Biggleswade / Biggleswade Town Council’s Jubilee Fun Day (on 05/06/12)
o Biggleswade Town Council passed motion supporting the principles of Fairtrade: (28/08/12)
o We had a display at St. Andrew’s Country Fayre (22/09/12)
o Purchased a banner (November 2012)
o Had a Market stall in the Town Centre (15/11/12)
o Talked to Biggleswade Girlguiding (24/02/13)
o Had a display at Biggleswade Library (25/02/13 – 10/03/13)
o During Fairtrade Fortnight held a “Think As You Shop” Local and Fairtrade Produce event (02/03/13)
o Staged a display at Sainsbury’s, Biggleswade (04/03/13 – 10/03/13)
2007 to 2009
On Saturday July 2 2011 we were at The Churches Together Fun Day at Edward Peake school. We had a “Where in The World” competition. In case you are wondering here are the correct answers. Congratulations to the winners -
We held our annual “Think As You Shop” event on Saturday March 12 2011 At
St Andrew’s Church Biggleswade. Here are some pictures.
On Friday September 9 Chairman Neil Spencer was on the local BigglesFM Radio Station talking about Fairtrade.
During 2014 / 2015 We :-
o Held regular meetings of steering group: 06/05/14, 01/07/14, 09/09/14, 02/12/14, 20/01/15, 24/02/15;
o Created The Guide to Fairtrade in Biggleswade;
o Edward Peake Middle School achieved a “Fair Aware” award from Fairtrade Foundation;
o Held a Launch Event for Guide to Fairtrade in Biggleswade: 22/10/14;
o Held Think As You Shop: Local and Fairtrade Produce event: 07/03/15;
o Arranged a session for 17th Biggleswade Brownie Pack 16/03/15.
During 2015 / 2016 We :-
o Held Regular meetings of steering group: 07/07/15, 03/09/15, 06/10/15, 08/12/15, 19/01/16, 23/02/16, 19/04/16, 17/05/16;
o Courtyard Centre Food Festival: 17th October 2015
o Future Libraries Festival: 14th November 2015
o Talk at Biggleswade Baptist Church event: 27th November 2015
o Big Fairtrade Breakfast: 5th March 2016
o Session for Caldecote Rainbows: 7th March 2016
o Lawnside Lower School Fair: 11th June 2016
Our achievements during 2016 / 2017 were :-
• Neil Spencer outlined the activities that FAB had been involved with since the previous Fairtrade Fortnight.
o Lawnside Lower School Summer Fair, June 2016
o Upper Caldecote Village Show, September 2016
o Biggleswade Town Council appoint Council Liaison Officer to interact with FAB, October 2016
o FAB resolves to create leaflet to target local workplaces and community organisations, January 2017
o Updated Guide to Fairtrade in Biggleswade for March 2017
o Market Stall, March 2017 (during Fairtrade Fortnight)
o Talk to Biggleswade Rotary, March 2017
• Neil Spencer also outlined some challenges for the coming year.
o Liaising with Town Council
o Increasing numbers of people involved with FAB.
In 2017 / 2018 We did the following:-
o Attended Ickwell May Day, May 2017
o Talked to 1st Northill & Ickwell Brownie Pack, May 2017
o Created leaflets for businesses, May 2017
o Were at St. Andrew's Lower School PTFA West Summer Fair, June 2017
o Took part in Biggleswade Community Engagement Day, July 2017
o had a display at St. Andrew's Country Fayre, September 2017
o Were at Northill Lower School Fete, September 2017
o Created leaflets for shops, November 2017
o Held a Fairtrade Fortnight Community Awareness Day, March 2018
o Updated our Guide to Fairtrade in Biggleswade for March 2018
In 2019 We :-
Organised a "Think As You Shop" event and invited local organisations to take part, showcasing what is on offer to the people of Biggleswade from local producers / suppliers.
The event took place at The Orchard Centre on the new East Biggleswade development 2pm-