Standing Committee Report
At the monthly meeting of Chelmsford City Fairtrade Campaign members heard about a visit made to William de Ferrers School where it is hoped that pupils and staff will work towards achieving Fairtrade status. If so, this would be a major achievement for our City. A discussion took place on our Action Plan which has been designed to ensure that we retain our Fairtrade City status when our application is due. At present, all is going well and all our targets to date have been achieved. However, we do need to update the list of all the retailers that sell Fairtrade and as it is a formidable task we will be engaging our supporters in the excercise over the coming weeks. Members noted that Fairtrade status has been awarded to Stanford and Corringham, another important staging post towards making Essex becoming a Fairtrade County.
The Standing Committee will be have a stall at Chelmsford TUC’s public meeting on 1 May in the Central Baptist Church starting at 7.45pm.