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Berwick turns its focus on fairtrade

A banner is flying at the town hall during Fairtrade Fortnight

A banner is flying at the town hall during Fairtrade Fortnight

Berwick’s commitment to promoting fairly-traded goods is being highlighted round the town during Fairtrade Fortnight.

A banner has been put in place at the town hall to draw the attention of shoppers following the renewal of Berwick’s status as a fairtrade town.

Members of Berwick Fairtrade Group will also be canvassing more businesses for support during this fortnight.

About 25 shops, supermarkets and catering establishments in Berwick sell fairtrade goods, and most of the churches in town support the movement. Two Berwick schools are also registered as fairtrade.

Group chairperson Fritha Middlemiss said: “We were delighted to have the status renewed for a further two years. To achieve this status the town must have a growing number of businesses, shops, restaurants, schools and churches which serve or sell fairtrade goods.

“This has been made possible not only by the hard work of the fairtrade group but also with the support of the town council.”

Extra information will be on display around the town during Fairtrade Fortnight in the Co-operative store and the library.

 

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