Celebrating Thorpe’s ‘jewel in the crown’

It is the spot which Thorpe St Andrew is well known for, and now a celebration is set to be held after almost �70,000 was spent over the winter to improve the River Green.

A day of festivities will be held over the August bank holiday as people living in the area will wave past truckers, attend a church service and join in a family fun day on the riverside spot. The event is being organised by Thorpe St Andrew Town Council.

Chairman of the Thorpe St Andrew Town Council events committee Sue Lawn said: 'The River Green has always been regarded as the jewel in the crown of Thorpe St Andrew, and because of this the town council spent �69,000 to keep it a fine and pleasant place for all to enjoy.' Most of the money for the improve-ments camefrom developers to compensate for the loss of open space. New railings, new paths and better disabled access to the site are among the improvements. Work was also done to the war memorial and a new bus shelter was also put in.

Miss Lawn said: 'We look forward to seeing you on the day. Come and join us to enjoy the celebrations. The day will start at approximately 10am when we expect the East Coast Truckers convoy to pass through Yarmouth Road, carrying children on their way to Pleasurewood Hills. It is an emotional experience to see the sheer delight on the children's faces. Do come and give them a wave,' he said.

Tide permitting, City Boats will provide trips around the island.


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Town mayor John Ward is expected to address the celebrations at about 2pm.

The event is being held on Sunday, August 28. People can wave the truckers on their way at about 10am. The Vineyard Church Service is at 11am and there will be family fun from 11am until 4pm.

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Are you holding a bank holiday event? Email reporter Annabelle Dickson at annabelle.dickson@archant.co.uk

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