The borough of Fareham is located in south Hampshire, between the Fairtrade cities of Portsmouth and Southampton. It includes - besides the town of Fareham itself - Portchester to the east, Stubbington and Hill Head to the south, and Titchfield, Locks Heath, Park Gate, Swanwick, Warsash, Sarisbury and Whiteley to the west. The population of the borough is a little over 110,000. For more information about the borough, visit the website of Fareham Borough Council.
The Fairtrade Borough working group was formed in June 2005, with the aim of promoting Fairtrade in Fareham and fulfilling the five criteria for a Fairtrade Town. This aim was achieved in February 2007 with the recognition of Fareham as a Fairtrade Borough, and we have successfully renewed our Fairtrade Borough status at two-yearly intervals from 2008 to 2018.
Our membership is drawn mainly from the churches of the borough, although we welcome co-operation with all who are interested in promoting Fairtrade. We meet at regular intervals to plan our activities and celebrate our achievements, and all are welcome to these meetings.