Profile of Bury St Edmunds
Bury St Edmunds is an old market town and the site of a once great abbey.
It has a cathedral and is a centre for the brewing and sugar processing
industries. It is also an important tourist destination. The town has a
population of about 42,000.
Bury St Edmunds has a Fairtrade shop situated in the St John’s Centre in
St John’s Street. The Bury St Edmunds Fairtrade partnership is a voluntary
organisation set up in 2014 to gain Fairtrade Town status for Bury and to
promote Fairtrade in the town. To achieve this we have worked closely
with the Town Council, businesses, churches, schools and voluntary
organisations. We have given talks, organised events, arranged meetings,
put up displays and encouraged shops and cafes to take pride in their
support for Fairtrade. In recognition of the town’s involvement in
supporting Fairtrade, Bury St Edmunds was granted Fairtrade Town status
in 2015 and it was renewed in 2016 and 2018. We are now working hard
to further promote Fairtrade throughout the town so that our status can be
renewed in 2020.