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Jubilee sports legacy

PUBLISHED: 15:01 08 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:59 22 October 2010

RICHARD PARR

Villagers have a lasting legacy of the Queen's Golden Jubilee in the shape of a new £54,000 multi use games area.

The project was launched in 2002 to celebrate the Queen's fifty year reign and it has taken until now for it to completed.

Villagers have a lasting legacy of the Queen's Golden Jubilee in the shape of a new £54,000 multi-use games area.

The project was launched in 2002 to celebrate the Queen's 50-year reign and has taken until now to be completed.

The games area - serving the Rudhams in north-west Norfolk and situated in East Rudham - was officially opened by West Norfolk deputy mayor, Kathy Mellish, during a free come-and-try-it afternoon between 2pm and 4pm.

One of the people who have driven forward the scheme, David Kernon, said he was delighted with the finished area which he believes will be a major asset to the Rudhams.

"It's been a long hard slog but we have got there now and it will provide a lasting legacy of the Golden Jubilee," said Mr Kernon.

The project, which can be used for a wide range of sports including five-a-side football, hockey and tennis, has been financed with a £34,000 grant from the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs.

West Norfolk Council gave a £14,000 grant and villagers themselves raised around £15,000, said Mr Kernon.

There is a £15 family and £5 individual membership fee for all users and there will be a self-booking board at the new sports area.


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