Arbroath church is officially Fairtrade

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ST ANDREW’S Church in Arbroath has now gained Fairtrade status and is working towards becoming an eco church.

The announcement that the church had gained Fairtrade recognition was made by the Rev. Martin Fair at a Fairtrade evening held in the church on Tuesday.

The first speaker was Linda McDonald, who is a church member and one of the committee on the steering group of Arbroath Fairtrade Action Group.

Linda explained how to use Fairtrade items in baking.

The second speaker was Morag Grant from Angus Council. She gave an informative talk on a new recycling project being piloted in some parts of the town.

This includes using more bins and recycling more, which will reduce what goes into landfill.

She said that the scheme is a government recommendation and Angus will continue with the project in a steady, reflective way, reducing any problems discovered with the pilot group.

Rev. Fair then gave the vote of thanks to the two ladies.

The evening closed with Fairtrade tea, coffee and home baking.

On Wednesday, some of the service group delivered home baking to several workplaces in the town which give service to the community.