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Residents urged - Back Fairtrade shops and produts in Enfield

Published Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Enfield Council is urging residents to support shops and businesses who sell and endorse Fairtrade products in the borough.

Take a Step is the theme of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight running until 11 March which will see a range of events taking place to support Fairtrade.

Fairtrade is an alternative trading model that benefits the producers of the goods and food, such as farmers and workers, and subsequently guarantees them a better deal whilst offering better products for consumers.

Cllr Del Goddard, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Business and Regeneration said “Enfield Council proudly supports the Fairtrade movement, by not only stocking its products in our own canteen but by encouraging and supporting Enfield businesses to become Fairtrade ambassadors too.

 “During Fairtrade Fortnight, we would like as many people as possible to find out more about Fairtrade; if they are a business they can see how they can stock the goods, and if they are a consumer where they can buy them.”

Enfield became a Fair Trade Borough in September 2008 after the Enfield Fairtrade Steering Group campaigned to persuade shops, caterers, voluntary organisations, colleges and public sector bodies to stock and use fairly traded products.

Subsequently, Enfield was one of the first 400 towns in the UK to do so. Now it is one in a thousand!

The borough is also home to the first Fairtrade Primary School in London. The Prince of Wales Primary School in Salisbury Road, Enfield Lock, proudly boasts to being a Fairtrade School since July 2009.

Fairtrade events and activities will continue throughout the year and details can be found for all of these as well as Take a Step by visiting the
Fairtrade Foundation website at
fairtrade.org.uk , or
fairtradeenfield.btck.co.uk ,
fairtradelondon.org.uk , and
fairtrade.org.uk

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