Green ideas see visitors flock

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AROUND 100 visitors viewed 16 stalls while making their way through 60 slices of free range bacon and 80 cups of Fairtrade tea and coffee during the second Buckingham Green Fair last weekend.

From businesses which could help you make money while powering your home on sunlight, to enterprising school children selling grow your own herbs, Buckingham Community Centre was host to a wide variety of green initiatives and businesses.

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The fair is organised by the Green Buckingham Group (GBG) which brings together Advertiser staff, members of Buckingham Town Council, The University of Buckingham and local residents, in the drive to make the town a greener place.

Ruth Newell, GBG chair and deputy mayor, said during a two-hour period 40 visitors were recorded and added: “Some of the exhibitors were saying they hope the fair would go on because it is something you can build on if people know it’s happening every year.”

Buckingham mayor and GBG committee member Mike Smith said: “Those people who did come along responded positively to what was on show. We also noted that it provided a good networking event, bringing together a variety of interests on the green front.”

The GBG committee is considering March 24 as the date of the 2012 Buckingham Green Fair.