Hunstanton Community Fridge go Bananas for Christmas Trees.

. Volunteers knitted lots of different foods to hang on the tree as well as making some more traditional scenes from recycling. You can see more pictures over on our social media.

Community fridges provide business and individuals with the opportunity to share food that otherwise would have been wasted. They are public places where surplus food is shared between people in a community. Anybody can access the community fridge, there is no need to register, simply turn up during opening hours and make use of the facility and help good food from going to waste. You can find out more here.

You can visit the Christmas Tree Festival between 3rd and 5th December at The Town Hall, The Green, Hunstanton.

Opening times are noon to 7.30pm on Friday, 10am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.


They used the Logo REDUCE, RECYCLE and REUSE and this is how a banana tree became their Christmas tree.


Random chat to Environmental lady from Norfolk County, led to loan of banana tree

Environmentally friendly reusing cans, jars, pots hence reducing land fill.

Decorations are to be all homemade.

Using ideas and skills acquired over the years

Creating items all associated with Christmas – religion, gifts, and food,

Economical by using / sharing unwanted materials.


Remembering the birds, cranberries and peanuts were used to make garlands then will be used for bird feeders

Enjoy eating a yoghurt then make the pot into a bell

Cans of drink used to make a choir.

Yuletide food but not edible

Crackers that you can use every year.

Lights all L.E. D.

Expired popcorn threaded to make icicles


Rudolf, Santa, Snowmen made from used cans.

Exhibit crafting skill with presents and stars to hang using recycled card / paper

Unity and friendship with teamwork to achieve the goal

Setting it up, an enjoyable experience

Enjoy and Merry Christmas to you all.