MIRFIELD looks set to become this area's first official Fairtrade Town.
Members of the town council are to back Mirfield Fairtrade's steering group, following a chance meeting in a church.
This means that all community groups, churches, schools and businesses will be urged to use goods that have been produced through the Fairtrade scheme, such as tea, coffee, fruit and wine. Businesses such as hairdressers and estate agents will be urged to buy Fairtrade products and shops will be urged to sell them.
Parish councillor Cath Jones backed the scheme after learning about it with fellow councillor Chris Oldfield.
They had been discussing the Eastthorpe Garden project and popped into St Paul's Church, Mirfield. Fairtrade coffee was being served and an exhibition of goods was being staged.
The councillors spoke with Stephen Butler, co-ordinator of Mirfield Fairtrade, and urged the town council to support the scheme.