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Nearly 900 sign petition to make High Wycombe an ethical trade town
A PETITION with nearly 900 names has been handed to council bosses calling for High Wycombe to become a 'fairtrade' town.
Last night, members of the Wycombe for Fairtrade Steering Group handed over the document, which has attracted 866 signatures.
Supporters want Wycombe District Council to back the appeal.
To qualify for the status, the Fairtrade Foundation require five essential criteria are met.
Initially, the council must pass a resolution supporting it and serve Fairtrade products at meetings, which campaigners believe is already the case.
In the UK there are over 500 Fairtrade Towns.
Neighbouring towns including Slough, Reading, Henley, Aylesbury, Chesham and Watford already have gained the status.
Petition Organiser Michael King said: “By becoming a Fairtrade town it would demonstrate that Wycombe too is a place which supports business practices which are ethical and sustainable.”