Thursday, 16 December 2010

YELLOW ADVERTISER TODAY | NEWS | Southend becomes a Fairtrade borough | 2010





FAIR ENOUGH: Matt Keen, Councillor Andrew Moring and Sarah Needham by the Fairtrade stand at Southend Civic Centre. Picture by Mark Cleveland Of Yellow Advertiser

By Karen Davis

SOUTHEND has moved a step closer to making the world a fairer place by becoming an official Fairtrade borough.

To earn the accolade, Southend Council had to achieve a number of goals.

The first involved passing a resolution supporting Fairtrade as an organisation, evidenced by the introduction of Fairtrade vending machines in the Civic Centre and Fairtrade branded tea and coffee in the catering facilities.

The second meant ensuring that at least two Fairtrade products were available in more than 32 shops and served in 16 local cafes and catering establishments.

It was found that 44 retailers and 19 catering outlets stocked Fairtrade products - well over the required number for a borough the size of Southend.

Read more on the Yellow Advertiser site at the link below....
YELLOW ADVERTISER TODAY NEWS Southend becomes a Fairtrade borough 2010

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