Archive for 2003

Congratulations to Cherry Burton!

Friday, October 10th, 2003

Congratulations to Cherry Burton for its work to support Fairtrade have been received from the Co-op and from Oxfam. John Smith, Co-op Director said, “Congratulations on a really interesting site … the list of local suppliers is most impressive … It is a significant step on the way to a fairer world.”

Oxfam GB’s Elie Simmons said, “.. it is absolutely great to hear that you have achieved Fairtrade Status for Cherry Burton! Please pass on the following message from Chris Martin of ‘Coldplay’:- These people should be fairly rewarded for their work. We get fairly rewarded for ours!

News gets around … Cherry Burton’s car stickers have been spotted by Beverley Town Council who have passed a resolution supporting Fairtrade and undertaking to work towards Beverley becoming a Fairtrade Town upon which they have agreed to erect a sign. So will Beverley get there before Hull?

Cherry Burton Fair Trade Village “Official Launch Night”

Saturday, September 20th, 2003

Over seventy people packed into The Bay Horse pub in the centre of Cherry Burton on the evening of September 15th to celebrate the official launch of the village’s status as only the second Fairtrade village in the country. After sterling work by members of a steering group headed by Rob and Ros Stanley, the Fairtrade Foundation has recognised that the village community is committed to actively supporting the ethos of fairly traded goods.

In what may be a unique link with local farmers and producers, the group has distributed a guide which also contains advertisements and information about locally produced food available in this beautiful part of the East Riding. Village resident Howard Petch C.B.E., a former principal of Bishop Burton Agricultural College, has contributed an article emphasising the importance of supporting local food producers to the rural economy.

At the launch villagers, sponsors and guests enjoyed a delicious cold platter of local produce including beef, ham, salad, vegetables and bread. This was followed by Fairtrade coffee and fruit.

The formal part of the evening began with a piece of drama by Credo Community Arts illustrating the benefits of Fairtrade to third world producers. Howard Petch then gave a thought-provoking speech on the subject of the world trade in food and its effect on prices to both suppliers and consumers.

Sponsors of the guide and website were then awarded framed display certificates recognising their valuable assistance to the non-profit making group’s work.

The group has pledged that once all outstanding costs of the project have been met, any remaining funds will be equally divided between Fairtrade and local farming charities.

Alan Jones

Celebration Time!

Wednesday, July 30th, 2003
Our Official Certificate

Our Official Certificate

The East Yorkshire village of Cherry Burton is now officially a “Fairtrade” village. It is only the second village in the country to do this. Over the past few years, members of the local community have been active in promoting the use and sale of fairly traded and locally produced goods in the local shop, school, pub and various other organisations. This hard work has now been rewarded by the presentation of a certificate, recognising Cherry Burton as a “Fairtrade” Village.