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Date published: 22nd August 2019

Greenbuild, the region’s leading green lifestyle event, and hub for all things sustainable, energy efficient and local, is back on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September for the 15th year running.  The event is free, family-friendly, and packed with inspiration for making eco-friendly choices.

Hosted by North Norfolk District Council, this year’s event, sponsored by Inspired Renewables (Gold) and Shell (Silver), promises to be one of the biggest ever, as almost 100 exhibitors, including the ever popular craft and farmers’ market, 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’s venue Felbrigg Hall, near Cromer.

Importantly, the event is more accessible than ever.  North Norfolk District Council has teamed up with North Norfolk Community Transport to provide a free shuttle bus service from Cromer train and bus stations which co-ordinate with the bus and train times. 

The Council is also looking to build on the great success of the Environment Assembly which was held recently in North Walsham. Those who did not have the opportunity to attend will have the chance to discuss the issues raised at the meeting and share their thoughts and ideas on environmental issues with councillors.

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.

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 and willow basket making. Attendees can also cast their vote for the People’s Choice Graham Allen design award.

Cllr Sarah Bütikofer, Leader of the Council, said: “This promises to be another exciting and informative event, packed with information on environmental issues while providing entertainment for all the family.

I am particularly looking forward to sharing feedback with visitors from our recent environmental assembly.”

Another ever-popular aspect of the event, are the compost vouchers which can be purchased for £3 for 3 bags of compost (subject to availability).

Council staff from Planning and Building Control, Environmental Protection, Public Protection, HR, Economic Development, Coastal, Revenue and Benefits, Waste and Recycling, Civil Contingencies and Sports Development as well as the Countryside team will be ready to chat with visitors and answer any questions they may have and to offer advice.

The gates open on both days at 10.30am and close on the Saturday at 4.30pm and Sunday at 4.00pm.


Last updated: 18th September 2019