Village campaigners celebrate victory with community disco

Campaigners celebrated their victory over retaining their parish boundary with a community disco. Ph

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

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. Ph

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

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. Ph

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


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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.

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