Fairtrade in Eastleigh Borough

Fairtrade in Eastleigh

Page last updated at 25 May 2016 at 08:11

Fairtrade BoroughFairtrade in Eastleigh Borough 

Eastleigh Borough was officially declared a Fairtrade Borough on 7 May 2015, thanks to the hard work of the volunteers for the Fairtrade in Eastleigh Borough campaign.

 

The Fairtrade mark is internationally recognised as giving vital support for an increasing number of farmers in developing countries that are now selling their products on Fairtrade terms, bringing them a stable income, and the chance to trade their way out of poverty.

 

Cllr Louise Bloom said “I would like to congratulate everyone who has worked for this, it really means a lot to me personally that Eastleigh is now a Fairtrade Borough”

 

Further information about the campaign can be found at the website www.fairtradeineastleighborough.org/

 

Fairtrade statusThe Mayor presents the Fairtrade status

The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Jane Welsh presents the Eastleigh Borough Fairtrade certificate to Daphne Bright, Chair of the Fairtrade in Eastleigh Borough Campaign at their AGM on 15 July.

Would you like to help? 

Having achieved Fairtrade status, the work doesn't stop here. There is more to do, with recertification next year and every two years after. The Fairtrade Foundation have given us areas that need improving such as involving more businesses and organisations.

If you would like to help further the campaign even if only in your organisation please contact Giles Gooding (details below). 

Dates for Your Diary 

The Fairtrade movement are asked to attend a number of events as well as organising some of our own.

DateEventVenue
Sat 10 Oct Autumn Pumpkin Festival  Royal Victoria Country Park

 

To find out more, contact Giles Gooding on 023 8068 8274, email giles.gooding@eastleigh.gov.uk, Twitter @EcoEastleigh