Barry was first awarded Fairtrade status in 2015, and this has now been renewed until Summer 2023, following the publication of an Action Plan which includes increasing the number of local businesses who promote Fairtrade products, engaging more with local community organisations and the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act.

Fairtrade status is agreed by the Fairtrade Foundation, an independent organisation who license more than 5000 products to show that disadvantaged workers are getting a fair deal from selling these products.  

The Town Council’s Fairtrade Advisory Committee meets quarterly and is a mixture of Town Councillors and members of the community. It meets for an hour and discusses ways in which the Fairtrade message can be promoted across the Town, with the main purpose of maintaining Fairtrade status on behalf of the Town.

The group host a number of Fairtrade events, donate Fairtrade footballs to local schools, groups and clubs and run a number of campaigns throughout the year.

If you would like to get involved, please contact the Engagement and Events Team; engagementandevents@barrytowncouncil.gov.uk / (01446) 738663. Alternatively, contact us for a list of meeting dates and pop along to the next meeting.