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Green hub plan

PUBLISHED: 16:39 28 July 2008 | UPDATED: 14:38 07 July 2010

A new shop is set to stamp its green credentials on a north Norfolk town when it opens its doors to trade on Saturday.

The Green Room, is setting its sights on becoming a green hub for Reepham, a town which had been found to have per capita carbon emissions higher than most towns in the UK.

A new shop is set to stamp its green credentials on a north Norfolk town when it opens its doors to trade on Saturday.

The Green Room, is setting its sights on becoming a green hub for Reepham, a town which had been found to have per capita carbon emissions higher than most towns in the UK.

It is to start out as a green clothing agency, thought to be the only one of its type in the area.

People will be able to buy and sell recycled quality designer and high street brand clothing in the former Echo Antiques shop in Church Hill.

Co-founder Josie Johnson said The Green Room would be a community shopping enterprise, which will not only have clothes but also accessories and a gift section.

Everything would be good quality, undervalued clothes and objects from women's to teens and children's clothes and accessories, she said.

“Our aim is to build up strong links with the emerging green community and become a reliable recourse or hub for all things 'green'.

“We want to start by bringing a green awareness to fashion consumerism.

“All the recycled clothing will be of good quality and will be generated mainly from the surrounding communities, but also from our own collecting.”

It adds to a raft of green projects being carried out in Reepham.

Insulation days were held earlier this year to try and get more of their lofts properly insulated - lack of insulation was a large part of the emission problems.

There are also plans in the pipeline to set up a green community car scheme and to buy about 50 new allotment plots for the town.

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