The people of Chelmsford were awarded their Fairtrade certificate on 6 January 2005. Since then it has been renewed regularly. We can all be extremely proud of this achievement and the Chelmsford City Fairtrade Campaign would like to place on record its thanks to all those organisations, companies, faith groups trade unions and employers, individuals and the Borough Council for making it possible. Without their commitment and support it simply could not have happened.
We can also take pride in the fact that Chelmsford was the first town in Essex and only the third in the Eastern region to be awarded Fairtrade status. In 2012 we became a Fairtrade City. However, we have to work hard to retain our new status, which means encouraging many more groups, and companies to lend their support. We hope you will play your part in our campaign and please make sure that Fairtrade posters are displayed in every locality where Fairtrade is being used or sold.