665_fttstatus.JPG A Fairtrade town is a town that has made a commitment to supporting Fairtrade and using products with the Fairtrade mark.

Wirksworth has held Fairtrade Town status since 16th January 2009. To achieve Fairtrade town status, community organisations, faith groups, businesses, schools and individuals all contribute by pledging to do what they can to support Fairtrade and promote the FAIRTRADE Mark.

There are five steps that must be taken to be awarded the status.

  1. The Council passed a resolution supporting Fairtrade and agrees to serve Fairtrade products in meetings, offices and wherever possible.
  2. there must be a range of Fairtrade products readily available in the town's retail outlets and served in local catering outlets.
  3. Local workplaces, churches, schools and other community organisations must pledge their support to using Fairtrade products whenever possible. 
  4. There must be significant media coverage and events to raise awareness and understanding of Fairtrade across the community. 
  5. A local Fairtrade steering group is convened to ensure that the Fairtrade Town campaign continues to develop and gain new support.

For more information about Fairtrade, go to http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/.

Stoney Wood

Stoney Wood is Wirksworth's Millennium woodland planted in the area recovered from Stonecroft Quarry. The land on which the wood is planted was donated by Tarmac Ltd to Wirksworth Town Council. The original planting was started by Tarmac but later sections were planted by local adults and children in a project ...

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Hiring the Hall

Main Hall

We have  two buildings with rooms to hire on an hourly basis, and the newly renovated Fanny Shaw's Community Building (FSCB) which is operated on a key loan system. 

Town Hall:- The Main Hall is large, suitable for a variety of uses - dance, exercise, large meeting space, wedding reception, family parties, musical events, etc, whilst other rooms - the Club Room, Ante Room, Council Chamber, are suited to smaller classes/groups. All rooms are available for hire during the day & evening during week days & weekends.  

Memorial Hall:- the Hall & Kitchen are available to hire for meetings, parties, fayres, events and classes/groups, during the day & evening during week days and weekends.

Fanny Shaw's:- Community building key available free of charge for use by groups such as: parents, schools, nurseries, scouts & not-for-profit groups holding events on the park.      

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Council Meetings

Environment & Town Affairs
(Usually held on the first Monday of the month)
Finance, Buildings & Personnel
(Usually held on the second Monday of the month)
Town Council Meeting
(Usually held on the third Monday of the month)

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