Village campaigners celebrate victory with community disco
PUBLISHED: 09:04 10 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:04 10 March 2018
To celebrate their victory in a parish boundary battle residents of a village held a community disco.
Around a hundred people attended the party at Roydon Village Hall which was organised by the campaigners who had been fighting South Norfolk Council’s boundary review.
Organiser Nikki Jane Atkins said: “We would like say a massive thank you to everyone who helped with our celebration disco.
“It really was a combined community event which marked the end of our campaign to keep our village community together.”
South Norfolk Council had been carrying out a community governance review since last year to consider changing the existing parish boundaries.
The proposed changes in the small village of Roydon would have seen around 43pc of the town swallowed up into nearby Diss.
However, after a six-month campaign from residents, the councillors voted down the proposals.
The We Are Roydon community group’s next even will be a village fete on Monday May 7 at the Village Hall.