BROMSGROVE'S first ever Fairtrade Fair is being held at the Methodist Centre this weekend.

The town achieved Fairtrade status last year following a campaign in which cafes, retails outlets, schools, churches and community groups came together to sell Fairtrade goods or simply use such products, particularly tea or coffee, in the work place.

The fair will take place on Saturday, April 5 from 10am-1.30pm and a number of Fairtrade goods will be on offer, including Easter eggs, hats, African textiles, olive oil and jewellery, none of which are normally available in Bromsgrove.

The Green Ape Man will bring a few of his his pedal-powered Fairtrade smoothies with him on the day, the first 50 of which will be free for those who fancy a taste.

Before the fair, schoolchildren from the area took part in a competition to design a poster promoting Fairtrade products, with winner Callum Stone, aged nine, receiving a Fairtrade hamper for creating the winning design.