Fairtrade fashion show

ANGUS Provost Councillor Helen Oswald will officially open Carnoustie’s very own ethical fashion show tonight (Friday).

The Fairtrade Group’s fashion show in the Panbride Church hall will be formally opened at 7.30 p.m. by Mrs Oswald.

The Provost said: “On Thursday, I presented a motion to Angus Council re-affirming its commitment to Fairtrade and supporting groups in the county in their efforts to become Fairtrade towns.

“Some of the burghs are already there and others are still working hard towards achieving their status.

“The group in Carnoustie is one of these and the members are hoping the fashion show will be yet another successful step towards this aim.

“They are not too far off having sufficient support within the community to lodge their submission and I would encourage everyone, individuals, businesses and other organisations to support them.

“It isn’t difficult to support Fairtrade, most of our food retailers offer Fairtrade goods and many others are available, for example, flowers, clothing, even instant barbecues!

“I am challenging the council not only to re-affirm its commitment, but to up its game and hope this will provide the impetus for the county to achieve Fairtrade Zone status in the near future.

“And the success of the Carnoustie group will be just another step in that direction.”

Grant for BERA

DUNDEE City Council policy and resources committee on Monday approved a grant of £2,850 to Broughty Ferry Education and Recreation Association (BERA). BERA is a voluntary association the purpose of which is to provide education, recreation and leisure opportunities for the residents of Broughty Ferry and Dundee.

It offers an extensive evening class programme, based at Grove Academy, and receives support from local businesses. This grant will allow the organisation to continue to provide a highly regarded and wide ranging evening class prospectus for people in Broughty Ferry and beyond.