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By Tristan Harris Wednesday 13 November 2013 Updated: 14/11 22:59
A MYSTERY dubbed by some as the Emerald Enigma, which has baffled people in South Birmingham for the past week, was solved on Wednesday (November 13) when the green 'Morph' characters who had been seen in the area were finally unmasked.
Residents have noticed a green woman standing by bus stops and, although some days she was spotted alone, on others she was accompanied by a 'green lord' in a top hat and boots. She has also been seen with other green friends in ties and woolly hats.
Foxed residents have been asking around to find out who the mysterious green folk are, even posting on social network sites about them.
But on Wednesday, all was revealed - Rebecca Debenham, the manager of the Northfield Town Centre Partnership is the face behind the green lady - a guise she took on to encourage people to be more environmentally friendly.
She said: "We want everyone to be green like us.
"That’s why we are supporting Cycle South Brum, a fantastic project to provide free bikes and cycling activities to get people on their bikes.
“We’ve had such fun meeting people through the green mystery of Northfield over the past week.
"We’ve been overwhelmed by the response."
The town centre partnership now wants South Birmingham residents to vote for the Cycle South Brum on the People's Millions next Tuesday (November 26).
Georgia Stokes, the ‘green lord’ and manager of Northfield Ecocentre, added: “It’s been an amazing experience and we thank everyone for their interest and encouragement.
"Please keep looking out for the green people around south Birmingham and ask them about the project."
Those wanting to find out about the scheme which is aimed at making it easier for people to borrow bikes or try cycling, can log onto www.cyclesouthbrum.co.uk.
It is hoped more people getting on their bikes will improve both their personal fitness and the environment.
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