A large crowd of more than 200 came to Marston Marshes to see the formal opening of the Easy Access Path. The official opening was performed by Stewart White from BBC Look East and Sarah Fincham, a wheelchair user who exercises her dogs on the marshes most days. The celebrations included music from the “Duvets”, Face Painting and a barbecue run by the 34th Norwich Scout Group. Waitrose Eaton provided the food and Anglian buses reversed the route of the 12:00pm 121 service to enable residents from the far side of the Village to get to the venue. Speeches were also made by the Sheriff of Norwich, Chris Higgins, and Marya Parker from BTCV who supported the EVRA bid for funding from the Big Lottery Community Spaces Fund. The Eaton Village Residents’ Association would like to thank these people and organisations for their support for the project. Our thanks also go to Matt Davies, from the Norwich Fringe Project, and Norwich City Council for their help and support to get the contracts in place and ensure that the work was completed to standard.
The Norwich Evening News for Monday 26 September includes and article and photos of the event at the attached link:
A Video of the opening celebrations can be found on You Tube – our thanks to Sarah Cross for making this available.
Here is a link to photos from the day taken by Jon Cooke