Leiston is proud to be a Fairtrade Town
Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council supports Leiston as a Fairtrade Town.
A Fairtrade Town is a community which has made a commitment to supporting Fairtrade and using Fairtrade products. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By purchasing Fairtrade products we ensure that Fairtrade farmers receive a fair price for their goods – and there is also a ‘social premium’ which goes towards providing community facilities, such as clean drinking water. To find out more about Fairtrade, head to their website: https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/
In recognition of the town’s involvement in supporting Fairtrade Leiston was granted Fairtrade Town status in 2009 and is renewed annually, due to the hard work from the Fairtrade Steering Group.
Cllr Tony Cooper and Cllr Phil Harle are the Town Council’s representative for the Fairtrade Steering Group.