Hastings could be Fairtrade Town

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AN OPEN meeting to be held at Azur, Marina Pavilion will put forward the idea of Hastings and St Leonards working towards Fairtrade Town status.

A Fairtrade Town is a town, city, village, island, borough, county, zone, district or region that has made a commitment to supporting Fairtrade and using products with the FAIRTRADE Mark.

The informal initial meeting on Wednesday, November 13, from 7.30pm, will be attended by Anna Misterka from Fairtrade Foundation in London as well as representatives from local businesses, churches, faith groups, schools and other organisations.

At the meeting at Azur, on St Leonards seafront, there will be speakers, stalls, networking, and light refreshments available.

Across the county, six places have already achieved Fairtrade Town status: Brighton and Hove, Bexhill, Crowborough, Forest Row, Lewes, Rye, Seaford and Uckfield.

The FAIRTRADE Mark is given to products sourced from developing countries that meet international Fairtrade standards, ensuring producers get a better deal.

For further information visit www.fairtrade.org.uk.