Transition Community Corsham (Transcoco) has been successful in gaining Fairtrade status for the town.
The application was supported by Corsham Town Council and the Council has now agreed to continue to support the work of the Fairtrade steering group in maintaining Fairtrade status.
In order to achieve our Fairtrade status, the Fairtrade group, with representatives from Transcoco, local churches and schools, collated a folder of evidence showing all the retailers, catering outlets, businesses and community groups who support Fairtrade and submitted this to the Fairtrade Foundation.
Fairtrade ensures that the producers of goods we cannot produce in the UK are given a fair price for their products; that their communities are supported and that producers are encouraged to use environmentally friendly farming methods.
Fairtrade is not a charity and almost all its work is funded by the money generated by fairly trading the products that are grown by
Fairtrade producers, such as bananas, coffee, cocoa, nuts and cotton. You can buy thousands of Fairtrade products including
Fairtrade gold and baby clothes, many of which are available in Corsham's vibrant town centre shops and catering outlets and outlying retailers, pubs and farm shops.
Transcoco's Fairtrade Directory will help you fiind Fairtrade products in Corsham.
For more information visit www.transcoco.org.uk.