CHESHAM market has been crowned the greenest in Britain.
The town claimed top prize at the How Green Is Your Market? competition run by the National Market Traders Federation at an award ceremony in Barnsley, Yorkshire, last week.
Chesham also took the prize for the southern region after being recognised as Britain’s most environmentally-friendly market.
It was established a year and a half ago in a partnership between environmental group Transition Town Chesham and the town council with the aim of making locally-produced food, drink and crafts more readily available to the town’s residents.
The majority of traders come from within a 10-mile radius of Chesham and have the environment in mind when farming or making their products, from organic cultivation to tree-planting and recycling.
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