Fairtrade

Stourport-on-Severn – A Fairtrade Town

FAIRTRADEDuring March, 2006 Stourport was officially recognised by the Fairtrade Foundation as a Fairtrade Town. It was only the second town in Worcestershire to gain that status, Malvern being the first. A very successful launch event was held in the Civic Hall on 10th March with Dr Richard Taylor, MP, the Chairman of Wyre Forest District Council and the Mayor of Stourport present.

Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional world trade. It is a partnership between producers and consumers benefiting both. Fairtrade ensures workers in the developing world get a fair wage and producers gain better access to markets. It encourages sustainable and long term development. Buying products with a Fairtrade mark guarantees a better deal for Third World producers.

Fairtrade ensures a just price that covers producers’ costs, a premium for producers to invest in their communities – clean water, health care, education and environment, plus long term financial security of contracts.

How you can help?

More than 2000 products carry the Fairtrade mark including coffee, tea, fruit, chocolate, fruit juice, sugar, honey and wine in addition to craft items and clothing. Achieving Fairtrade Town Status is the beginning – not the end.

We need to continue our efforts to achieve genuine Fairtrade and we seek your help. We ask you to consider if you are a local business, organisation or school, that you are stocking or using Fairtrade products and displaying a small sticker to indicate your support.

If you are a customer, seeking out Fairtrade goods and buying them, and encouraging others to do the same.

Community/Business Support for Fairtrade in Stourport-on-Severn

Stourport Town Council
Wyre Forest District Council
Andyʼs Barber Shop
Areley Kings Friendship Club
Areley Kings Labour Group
Areley Kings Players
Areley Kings W.I.
Areley Kings Village Hall
Burlish Park Townswomenʼs Guild
Chic Fashion
Cutting Room Hairdressers
Goughʼs Butchers
Jules of Stourport
Lumsdon Grindley Solicitors
Oxfam
Elizabeth Mills Centre
Stourport Forward
Stourport Justice&Peace Group
Sweet Jar
Thomas & Ward Optician
Tippers Picture Framers
Toys for the Handicapped
Turtle Bags Ltd
Wilden Village Hall
Burlish Park Primary School
St Bartholomewʼs School
St Wulstanʼs RC Primary School
Stourport High School
Stourport Primary School
Wilden Primary School
Areley Kings Methodist Church
St Bartholomewʼs Parish Church
St Michaelʼs Parish Church
St Wulstanʼs RC Church
Stourport Baptist Church
Vernon Hall Church
Wesley Methodist Church
Wilden All Saints Parish Church
Stourport Library
Pete’s Prints
Bishops Wood Environmental Centre
Crayon Juice