A SHOP that has helped people to avoid more than 28,000 containers of plastic from being thrown out has moved to a larger more accessible shop.

The Green Gram in Fordingbridge has moved to the High Street and held an open evening to showcase its new setup and to thank the community for the support received during recent fundraising that enabled the move.

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Salisbury Journal: Green Gram moves to new location in FordingbridgeGreen Gram moves to new location in Fordingbridge (Image: The Green Gram)

Committee member Jo Anderson said: “What a thrilling few weeks. Since the share launch and then with the move, it’s been all hands-on deck. It’s been real teamwork in action with friends and volunteers offering their support.

“We held the open evening as we wanted to showcase the changes in store and celebrate the community effort so far. The evening was a resounding success, and it was great to see so many people – those who have supported the store and new customers who just wanted to get more of a feel for what we offer.”

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First set up in May 2022, the shop offers refills of foods, cleaning products and toiletries.

Jo Anderson added: “Our next evening event will be during the Fordingbridge lights switch-on event on the 1st of December where we will be open for late shopping.

"Come, say hello and meet the team.”