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St Albans renews Fairtrade status
Members from the St Albans Fairtrade Steering Group are delighted to welcome back the city’s Fairtrade status for another six years.
The city first gained its status in May 2006 and following a successful renewal the group look to widening their campaign into schools, churches and online.
During Fairtrade Fortnight in February the team had a stall in the city market to promote their cause.
Liz Needham, chair of the steering group when the city first gained Fairtrade status said she was "delighted."
She said: "It brings the community together and unifies everyone in St Albans.
"It has always been well supported and we worked really hard to gain status in the first place, so it was important to renew it."
The group, which is made up of members from the district council, Oxfam St Albans, the Co-operative, Traidcraft, local Soroptimists, and local business owners will now spend the next six years promoting fair trade in around the town.
Green councillor, Simon Grover said: "I'm very pleased that St Albans has finally regained its Fair Trade status and I congratulate the St Albans Fair Trade group for all their work to make this happen.
"Being a Fair Trade city sends out a great signal about the kind of place St Albans is and I hope that shoppers here will look out for the Fair Trade products that are available, to support small producers around the world."