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Fairtrade Town is a status awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation in the The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and a member of the British Commonwealth and European Union. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, UK or, inaccurately, as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent parts. Three of these parts... United Kingdom and Alternative meaning: Channel Islands of California The Channel Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Normandy, France, in the English Channel. They comprise two separate Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey. History Major articles: History of Jersey, History of Guernsey The Islands were annexed to the Duchy... Channel Islands, describing an area which is committed to the promotion of Fairtrade-labelled goods. By extension, the Foundation also awards the statuses of Fairtrade City, Fairtrade Village, Fairtrade Zone, Fairtrade Borough, Fairtrade Island and Fairtrade County.


In May 2000, Garstang is a small town in England situated on the A6 between Lancaster and Preston, a short distance from Knott End-on-Sea. King Charles II is alleged to have spent the night in a town centre pub during the English Civil War. Categories: Stub ... Garstang in Lancashire (archaically, the County of Lancaster) is a county palatine of England, lying on the Irish Sea. Its name is sometimes abbreviated to Lancs. Its traditional county town was Lancaster, but the county council is now based in Preston. The county borders Cumbria, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, and... Lancashire declared itself the "world's first Fairtrade Town". As of March 2005, 99 further areas in the UK have been awarded the status, with over 200 areas known to be working towards it.


Formal guidelines have been produced by the Foundation. In order to be awarded Fairtrade status, an area must meet five criteria:

  • Local A Council is a group of people who usually possess some powers of governance. Examples: A City council or other Council in the system of Local Government in the United Kingdom, for example CCC. The United Nations Security Council The United States Council on Foreign Relations The United Kingdoms... council passes a This article concerns the legal meaning of the term resolution. For other meanings, see Resolution (disambiguation). A resolution is a written motion adopted by a deliberative body. The substance of the resolution can be anything that can normally be proposed as a motion. For long or important motions, though, it... resolution supporting Fairtrade, and agrees to serve Fairtrade This article is about the beverage. For alternative meanings, see tea (disambiguation). A tea bush. Tea drinking in China dates back to before the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Tea is a caffeinated beverage, an infusion made by steeping the dried leaves or buds of the shrub Camellia sinensis in hot... tea and This article discusses the coffee plant; for information on the beverage see coffee (drink). Species Coffea arabica - Arabica Coffee Coffea benghalensis - Bengal coffee Coffea canephora - Robusta coffee Coffea congensis - Congo coffee Coffea excelsa - Liberian coffee Coffea gallienii - caffeine free Coffea bonnieri - caffeine free Coffea mogeneti - caffeine free Coffea liberica - Liberian... coffee at its meetings and in its This article is about traditional meanings of the word office. For the computer office applications suite, see Microsoft Office. An office is a room or other area in which people work, but may also denote a position within an organisation with specific duties attached to it (see officer, office-holder... offices and canteens.
  • A range of (at least two) Fairtrade products is readily available in the area’s A Shop is an enclosed location where a specific activity is carried out. In manufacturing operations, such as in motor car assembly, the term can be frequently used as in upholstery shop and paint shop. In more general usage, shop is taken to mean a retail shop - see Retailer for... shops and local cafés/ Catering is the business of providing food service at a remote site. There are two general types of catering. A mobile caterer serves food directly from a vehicle or handcart equipped with food preparation equipment. Mobile catering is common at outdoor events (such as concerts), workplaces, and downtown business districts... catering establishments.
    • Target for number of retail outlets: population of < 10000 - 1 retail outlet per 2500; population < 200000 - 1 retail outlet per 5000; population of < 500000 - 1 retail outlet per 10000.
    • Target for number of catering outlets: population of < 10000 - 1 catering outlet per 5000; population < 200000 - 1 catering outlet per 10000; population of < 500000 - 1 catering outlet per 20000
  • Fairtrade products are used by a number of local work places ( Estate agent is a United Kingdom term roughly synonymous with the United States term real estate broker, a business that arranges the selling, renting or management of homes, land and other buildings. Note that in the United Kingdom, real estate is generally referred to simply as property. Origin The term... estate agents, A hairdresser is someone whose occupation is to cut or style hair. List of famous hairdressers Ana Karin Jean Claude Gallon Leo Forsythe Louse Rusk Luis Llongueras Tony & Guy Categories: Stub ... hairdressers etc) and community organisations ( This article is about the Christian buildings of worship. For other uses of the word, see Church (disambiguation). The Memorial Church at Stanford University. A church building is a building used in Christian worship. See also altar, altar rails, confessional, dome, nave, pew, pulpit, sanctuary, lych gate. Etymology The word... churches, This article is about educational institutions. For other uses of the term school, see School (disambiguation). A school is any place designated for learning. The range of institutions covered by the term varies from country to country. In the United Kingdom, the term school refers primarily to pre-university institutions... schools etc)
  • Attract For other uses of the word Media see media (disambiguation). Mass media is the term used to denote, as a class, that section of the media specifically conceived and designed to reach a very large audience (typically at least as large as the whole population of a nation state). It... media coverage and popular support for the campaign.
  • A local Fairtrade steering group is convened to ensure continued commitment to its Fairtrade Town status.

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Fairtrade Town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (724 words)
Fairtrade Town is a status awarded by a FLO member Fairtrade labelling initiative (i.e.
The Fairtrade Town campaign was first launched in 2001 in Garstang, Lancashire, under the initiative of Bruce Crowther, a local Oxfam supporter, and the Garstang Oxfam Group.
There are currently Fairtrade Towns in Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Fairtrade | Fairtrade towns | Aberfeldy (868 words)
Fairtrade Town status shows both that the people in the town think beyond the immediate valley and also provides an opportunity to raise awareness of issues elsewhere.
Once we knew that we had met the Fairtrade Town criteria, and heard from FTF that we would be awarded the status, we decided to hold a small presentation ceremony at the stall we had already planned at the schoolÂ’s Healthy Living fair.
This led to a major article in the Glasgow Herald about Fairtrade and the towns and islands in Scotland that were involved in the Fairtrade Town Initiative.
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