Felixstowe Town Council supports Felixstowe as a Fairtrade Town. It promotes Fairtrade Fortnight and Felixstowe Town Council Youth Forum is involved annually.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Buying Fairtrade products ensures that they receive a fair price for their goods – and there is also a ‘social premium’ which goes towards providing community facilities, such as clean drinking water. Producers decide on projects democratically.
In recognition of the town’s involvement in supporting Fairtrade Felixstowe was granted Fairtrade Town status in 2009 and this was renewed in 2010 and again in 2013.
To find out more about Fairtrade in Felixstowe and the wide range of outlets in Felixstowe which stock or serve Fairtrade products, please click here
Cllr Graham Newman is the Town Council’s representative to the Fairtrade Forum.