Thursday, 29 August 2013
Local residents taking action
A mother of four recently contacted me to enquire how she can get a play-area re-instated next to the river on the Abbey Estate. I've been advising this person for some weeks now and it is so encouraging to see the progress that is being made. This particular person, Lacey Walls, has rallied her friends and neighbours and got a petition under-way - it now has over 400 signatures. The Bury Free Press and Thetford and Brandon Times has covered the story and Lacey attended and spoke at the last meeting of the Abbey Tenants and Residents Association.
I'm hopefully going to get Lacey along to speak at the next meeting of the Town Council's Amenities Committee. We need more community ambassadors in Thetford, to fight for things that matter to the local community and to take positive action, I'm hoping that Lacey will be the start of many more to come.