WITNEY has retained its status as a Fairtrade town.

Town mayor, Duncan Enright, received a certificate from Wendy Maddison and Michael Richards, of Witney Area Fair Trade Action Group (WAFTAG) at the town council last month.

Fairtrade status must be renewed every few years, with WAFTAG needing to demonstrate shops' support for Fairtrade in the town.

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Buying Fairtrade products ensures small farmers and other producers in developing countries, often organised in cooperatives, receive better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade.

Witney became the world's 1,000th Fair trade town in 2011.

If you are interested in supporting WAFTAG, call Michael Richards on 01993 779133.