Stockport renews its status as a Fairtrade Borough

Stockport has successfully renewed its Fairtrade Borough status, through the work of the Stockport Fairtrade Group in collaboration with Stockport Council.

Originally awarded in June 2003 by the Fairtrade Foundation, the certificate has been renewed until September 2019.

In confirming the renewal, the Foundation commended the Fairtrade Group on its achievements which include the annual Fairtrade Fair (due to take place this year on Saturday 25th November at the Guildhall), the newsletter keeping people informed on activities and events, and the pop-up stall at Stockport station during Fairtrade Fortnight.

The Council was also congratulated for its continuous support for Fairtrade through the provision of Fairtrade refreshments, and particularly the steering group being supported by cross party council members.

Councillor David Sedgwick, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Reform and Governance said: “Fantastic news that Stockport has renewed its Fairtrade status, great work from Stockport Fairtrade Group in collaboration with Stockport Council to secure another two years as a Fairtrade Borough, enabling us to further promote and support Fairtrade including the Fairtrade Fair at Stockport’s Guildhall.”

“Buying Fairtrade produce is an excellent way that we can support developing countries and local communities in our everyday lives.”

Further information about Fairtrade in Stockport can be found at http://stockport-fairtrade.org.uk/