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Date published: 27th May 2020

North Norfolk District Council’s hugely successful flagship event, Greenbuild, was due to be held for the 16th year on September 5th and 6th at the National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall - but unfortunately due to the Coronavirus pandemic and in the interest of public safety, the event has had to be cancelled.

Greenbuild is the region’s biggest green lifestyle event and last year’s weekend again proved extremely popular with over 6,500 visitors through the gates and 100 exhibitors displaying their wares. 

The 2019 event was even more significant and relevant with public concern growing over climate change and with the Council being the first in Norfolk to declare a climate emergency earlier in the year. 

Visitors had the opportunity to speak to NNDC Members and share their ideas on ways to become carbon neutral in day to day activities and prepare the Councils Environmental Charter which proved really popular. Also new to the event was the introduction of a free shuttle bus to and from the site which also proved popular and will be organised again for the 2021 event.

With this year’s event being cancelled, the Council Leader, Cllr Sarah Butikofer expressed disappointment but promised next year’s event would be one to look forward to.

She commented: “Although it is extremely disappointing that this year’s event is not going ahead, let’s look forward to next year as the Council will shortly be announcing the dates for Greenbuild 2021 which is going to be even bigger and better.”


Last updated: 27th May 2020