The Fairtrade West
Sussex group has achieved all the criteria required by the Fairtrade Foundation for West Sussex and become a Fairtrade
County. This is the result of a lot of hard work by representatives of the 7 Fairtrade towns and villages which
make up the majority of the population of West Sussex.
There are five
specific goals to be met in order to become a Fairtrade county:
(I) Establish a steering group or working party - ideally this will
contain a Council representative, Fairtrade campaigners, representatives from the County's Schools, faith groups and businesses.
This group will be responsible for submitting the application for Fairtrade status. It has no power to commit the Council.
(II) WSCC needs to pass a resolution
supporting Fairtrade and agreeing to serve Fairtrade tea and coffee at its meetings, and in its offices and canteens. This
does involve a procurment change but these products are widely available.
Fairtrade products should be available in local shops and cafes etc.
(IV) Fairtrade products should be available in work places and organisations (e.g.
(V) Attract media
coverage and local support.
Fairtrade Pulborough has renewed the Fairtrade status of Pulborough village.
Fairtrade West Sussex. In the evening of 11th March 2016 ninety representatives
and supporters of Fairtrade West Sussex celebrated achieving the criteria for Fairtrade County Status.
This celebration was in the prestigious Capital Theatre Horsham.
Fairtrade Horsham held it's annual Horsham Fairtrade Christmas Market on Saturday 26th November
2016 in St. Johns Church Hall, (RH12 2PJ) from 10am until 4pm. Fairtrade Traders sold guilt free Christmas
presents direct from the poorest producers in the world. More details from Info@FairtradeHorsham.org.uk
Worthing has renewed its FT Status.
Worthing are participating in the Garner
Group 3rd World Project each year through a church. http://www.missiondirect.org/?gclid=CITknt_A0LkCFcLHtAodHXYAUg
Fairtrade East Grindstead is renewing its
Fairtrade Town status.St Peter's
Catholic Primary School, East Grindstead has renewed its status as a Fairtrade school.