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Village campaigners celebrate victory with community disco

PUBLISHED: 09:04 10 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:04 10 March 2018

Campaigners celebrated their victory over retaining their parish boundary with a community disco. Photo: Mark Emsden

Campaigners celebrated their victory over retaining their parish boundary with a community disco. Photo: Mark Emsden

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To celebrate their victory in a parish boundary battle residents of a village held a community disco.

Campaigners celebrated their victory over retaining their parish boundary with a community disco. Photo: Mark EmsdenCampaigners celebrated their victory over retaining their parish boundary with a community disco. Photo: Mark Emsden

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.

Campaigners celebrated their victory over retaining their parish boundary with a community disco. Photo: Mark EmsdenCampaigners celebrated their victory over retaining their parish boundary with a community disco. Photo: Mark Emsden

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.

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