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Date published: 12th September 2019

It was another successful year for the region’s leading family-friendly, green lifestyle event Greenbuild, hosted by North Norfolk District Council at the National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall last weekend (7 and 8 September) which was sponsored by Inspired Renewables, a local company offering sustainable energy solutions and Shell UK Ltd. 

Nearly 8000 people enjoyed the event which was packed with exhibitors offering advice and inspiration on making eco-conscious choices.  Visitors had the opportunity to talk to Council staff from a number of service areas and contribute their ideas to Members on the Environmental Charter with the aim of the Council providing a more enhanced commitment to environmental sustainable and climate change.

More than 100 exhibitors attended Greenbuild, ranging from green technologies to children’s entertainment, offering something for the whole family and the event successfully fulfilled its aim set last year to showcase more renewable energy exhibitors, a free visitor “shuttle” bus to and from Cromer Train and Bus Station to the event, as well as volunteering opportunities.

Other events that took place over the weekend included formally awarding the Felbeck Trust with the North Norfolk District Council’s annual Environment Award in recognition of their commitment to sustainability and conservation and voting in the People’s Choice Graham Allen Award with the winner being announced later this year.

Cllr Sarah Bütikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council said: "Greenbuild continues to go from strength to strength, and visitors of all ages enjoyed a wonderful free day out last weekend learning about the environment, and our natural world. We were particularly delighted so many people took the time to take part in our environmental charter consultation, and our first tree planting initiative."

Next year’s event is set to take place over the weekend of September 5-6.

Last updated: 13th September 2019