VIDEO: Belper Goes Green draws a huge crowd

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Around 3,500 people flocked to Belper Rugby Club for the town’s first-ever eco-festival.

Visitors browsed the huge array of stalls and roadshows while sampling local foods and beers, and taking part in consultations on Belper’s future.

Belpers first eco festival held at Belper rugby clubs ground. Belper mayor Deborah Bliss opens the event by making a smoothie with help from Nathan Jackson green health enterprise.

Belpers first eco festival held at Belper rugby clubs ground. Belper mayor Deborah Bliss opens the event by making a smoothie with help from Nathan Jackson green health enterprise.

A giant willow figure was made which will now stand sin the George and Dragon pub beer garden, while 22 casks of ale sold out and a plethora of talented young musicians and dancers entertained the crowds.

Organiser David George, of Transition Belper, said: “The atmosphere was amazing and some of the local talent we had performing was top notch.

“There also was a lot of people taking part in our surveys to find out how people think Belper can be made a more sustainable town. We hope to do it all again next year.”

Financial support for the event was provided by Co-Op and Glow-worm.