Welcome to the Cherry Burton Fairtrade and Local Produce Project Steering Group website

The East Yorkshire village of Cherry Burton became a ‘Fairtrade’ village in July 2003. 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. Please look around this website to find out more about the project, groups involved in fairtrade or indeed how to become involved yourself.

Fairtrade Breakfast

Back by popular demand, there will be another Fairtrade Breakfast on Saturday March 2nd 2013, from 9 to 11.30am in the St. Michael Centre. Come and start the weekend in style, with breakfast served to your table, to include local sourced bacon butty, Fairtrade cereal and fruit juice, toast, and tea or coffee. Donations, with any proceeds to charity. To ensure your place, let Lynn (550882) or Ros (550688) know you are coming.

Yorkshire’s historic Fairtrade success

Yorkshire has been declared the UK’s first Fairtrade Region. On Friday 18th January ceremonies will take place in Ilkley, Leeds and York to celebrate our new status.

The declaration marks the culmination of three years’ work by campaigners and traders across Yorkshire, and recognises the enormous support for Fairtrade across the region. The campaign received the support of Yorkshire bishops, sportsmen and sportswomen, schools, universities, faith groups, MEPs, Councils and artists including Ian McMillan, the Bard of Barnsley. Support came from MPs including Hilary Benn, Rachel Reeves and Greg Mulholland, who tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament supporting the campaign.

Ros Stanley, Secretary of Cherry Burton Fairtrade Group, said: “Becoming the first certified Fairtrade Region is a fantastic achievement. Everyone who’s bought, sold or supported Fairtrade anywhere in Yorkshire has contributed to this – the support really has been amazing, from Cherry Burton to Hull, Beverley to York, Holmfirth to Hornsea, Sheffield to Scarborough. It just shows how caring Yorkshire folk are.”

We’re taking steps in 2012

We're taking steps in 2012

We're taking steps in 2012

Fairtrade Breakfast

Back by popular demand, there will be another Fairtrade Breakfast on Saturday March 10th, from 9 to 11.30am in the St. Michael Centre. Come and start the weekend in style, with breakfast served to your table, to include local sourced bacon butty, Fairtrade cereal and fruit juice, toast, and tea or coffee. Donations, with any proceeds to charity. To ensure your place, let Wendy know you are coming on 552330.

Record Breakers!

Great news! Fairtrade supporters are officially Guiness World Record Breakers! On World Fair Trade Day in May 2011 supporters across the country made the Longest Line of Bunting – all 3,427.94 metres of it! Cherry Burton contributed some 75 metres to this massive total, so many congratulations to everyone involved.