Colchester is a Fairtrade Town for fourth time running

Gazette: Colchester Mayor Christopher Arnold is presented with a certificate by members of the Colchester Fairtrade Town Group. Colchester Mayor Christopher Arnold is presented with a certificate by members of the Colchester Fairtrade Town Group.

COLCHESTER has been declared a Fairtrade Town for fourth time.

It is third time the town has renewed the status, since 2006, when it was first awarded.

A certificate was presented to Christopher Arnold, Colchester Mayor, on Monday, by representatives of the East of England Co-op and the Colchester Fairtrade Town Group, on Monday.

Joan Manhire, chair of the Colchester Fairtrade Town Group, said: “We are overjoyed that the Fairtrade Foundation has renewed Colchester’s status as a Fairtrade Town for a further two years.

To be awarded the status, Colchester Council must pass a resolution supporting Fairtrade products and agree to them being served in council offices and canteens.

Schools, churches and colleges across the borough must also use Fairtrade products where possible.

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6:13pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Goonerboy says...

Are you sure ...... Colchester council does not have any canteens or to my knoweldege any catering services therefore how do they use fairtrade goods. School food used to be provdied via Essex CC but they stopped this and so each scholl has to make their won provision , so how can CBC affect this ?? Colleges are independant and nothing to do with CBC and I am not sure how churches fit into it ... fairtrade bread and wine ?
Are you sure ...... Colchester council does not have any canteens or to my knoweldege any catering services therefore how do they use fairtrade goods. School food used to be provdied via Essex CC but they stopped this and so each scholl has to make their won provision , so how can CBC affect this ?? Colleges are independant and nothing to do with CBC and I am not sure how churches fit into it ... fairtrade bread and wine ? Goonerboy

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