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Date published: 4th September 2018
A new campaign to cut the use of single-use plastic (SUP) across North Norfolk and beyond will be launched this weekend. The #whatSUP campaign will be unveiled at Greenbuild, which makes its return on Saturday and Sunday at Felbrigg Hall.
This year’s Greenbuild event, sponsored by Crayford and Abbs (gold sponsor) and Floodsense (bronze sponsor), promises to be one of the biggest yet. As well as the launch of #whatSUP, organisers North Norfolk District Council have confirmed that up to 100 exhibitors – including the ever popular craft and farmers’ market, a catering area for visitors to enjoy a bite to eat, and children’s entertainers – have so far signed up to attend the event in the grounds of the National Trust venue near Cromer. Even the weather forecast is looking fine for both days.
Greenbuild is a fantastic event for those who want to find out how to lead a greener lifestyle. There will be exhibitors of green technologies like Solar PV panels, biomass boilers, ground and air source heat pumps, electric cars and bikes and experts in local and traditional products such as heritage plastering, handmade terracotta tiles and willow basket making.
Greenbuild offers something for the whole family. There will be plenty going on to keep children entertained, including theatre shows, face painting, a free children’s quiz with fantastic prizes.
The NNDC Countryside team will be offering workshops on tree identification, leaf and animal prints as well as wildlife games. There will also be plenty of food stalls to visit, all offering excellent local food and fresh, delicious homemade and organic produce.
Talks and advice from exhibitors and volunteers will cover everything from Tesla battery storage, reducing food waste, plastic pollution and growing fruit and veg in a changing climate as well as many more. National Trust Officers will be providing guided walks of the estate, the deer park and around the lake. A timetable of talks and other details can be found on the Greenbuild website.
There will also be practical demonstrations and lessons from a survival and bushcraft expert for children throughout the weekend in basic wood carving and fire starting using flint and steel, ferro rods and bow drills from a survival expert. These will be held at stand ‘Y’ at 11.30am, 1pm and 3pm on Saturday and 11am, 1pm and 3pm on Sunday.
More teams from NNDC will be there than ever before. Officers from Planning and Building Control, Environmental Protection, Elections and HR, Economic Development, Community-led Housing, Commercial, Coastal, Revenue and Benefits, Waste and Recycling, Civil Contingencies and Leisure Sports Hubs and Clubs as well as the Countryside team will be ready to chat with visitors and answer any questions they may have and to offer advice.
And the NNDC staff won’t just be there to answer questions there will be job opportunities available for the forthcoming elections in May next year, assistance to sign up online to revenue and benefits services as well a mini election where visitors can vote for what they would like to see at next year’s Greenbuild event and vote for the Graham Allen Award winner.
Entrance and parking at Greenbuild is FREE. Whilst at the event, visitors can purchase a voucher for 3 bags of compost for £3 (subject to availability) which will be loaded into their cars for them on the way out of the site.
Last updated: 17th September 2018