Chesham - a Fairtrade Town
What is Fairtrade?
Chesham:1st Fairtrade Town in Bucks!
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
Chesham first Fairtrade town
Chesham is very proud that on 29th March 2005 it became the first Fairtrade Town in Buckinghamshire with support given by Chesham Town Council. In 2010 we celebrated 5 years of Fairtrade in Chesham and Fairtrade Town status was renewed for the 6th year in 2011.
The first certificate was officially handed to us by Cheryl Gillan MP at the Elgiva in June 2005. Fiona Castle was also there to speak about her commitment to Fairtrade.
Dining Out For Global Justice - 6th March
Published: 8 February 2012
Fancing finding out about the hot topic of tax avoidance whilst eating a delicious 2-course meal? Of course you do!
We're now on Facebook and Twitter!
Easy Ways To Get InvolvedPublished: 18 October 2012
Could you spare 5 minutes to support Fairtrade and trade justice campaigns?
Find out how to get involved
Published: 1 February 2012
Have you ever met a banana farmer? Well, now's your chance! Come along to our free talk to find out what Fairtrade means to a farmer from Saint Vincent.
Step Into An Evening of Fairtrade Chocolate
Published: 12 January 2012
To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, we invite you to an evening of Fairtrade Chocolate, including Chocolat, Swap Your Choc and a chance to win tickets to an Auberge du Chocolat workshop.