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Fairtrade TownBillericay - A Fairtrade Town
Supported by the Billericay District Residents’ Association and the Town Council, in 2008 Billericay was declared a Fairtrade Town. In 2009, the town's Fairtrade credentials were given a clean bill of health and our Fairtrade Town status was renewed until 2011.
If you would like to get involved locally by taking part in events, or by making your workplace or school Fairtrade, please contact Maralyn Buchanan on 01277 656715, or email her on
What does Fairtrade mean?
The FAIRTRADE Mark is an independent consumer label which appears on products as an independent guarantee that disadvantaged producers in the developing world are getting a better deal.
Producer organisations that supply Fairtrade products receive a minimum price that covers the cost of sustainable production and an extra premium that is invested in social or economic development projects.
What does it mean to be a Fairtrade town?
A town must achieve five goals to be awarded Fairtrade town status:
(1) The town council serves Fairtrade tea and coffee at its meetings and in its offices
(2) A range of Fairtrade products is available in the local shops, cafes and catering establishments
(3) Fairtrade products are used by a number of local work places and community organisations
(4) The campaign has media coverage and popular support in the town
(5) A local Fairtrade steering group is established

Billericay has many places where you can buy Fairtrade – this is the list (as we know it)
Café in the Park
Greggs, High Street
Inn on the Green, Mountnessing Road
La Toscana, High Street
The Chequers, High Street
Costa Coffee, High Street
Raven’s Bakery, High Street

Always Flowers, The Pantiles, Queens Park
Barleylands Farmers Market
Co-op, Stock Road
Holland and Barrett, High Street
Little Burstead Farm Shop,
Tye Common Rd, Little Burstead
Nature’s Table, The Walk
Oxfam, High Street
The Emporium, High Street
Somerfield, Queens Park
Somerfield, High Street
Waitrose, High Street

Look Back at 2009   Fairtrade Fortnight 2010 Fairtrade Fortnight 2011 Just a Moment