Rushmere St Andrew is celebrating the refurbishment of its circular parish walk, the Jubilee Walk at Bixley Farm, with a special event this Saturday 18 June.
Newly elected Chairman of Suffolk Coastal District Council, Cllr Mark Newton has donated £3,000 from his Enabling Communities Budget to fund the repairs of way-markers along the route which will be rededicated in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday.
The funding has also been used to produce new leaflets for the route, incorporating details of the Mill Stream and Sandlings Open Space.
Cllr Mark Newton, said:
“The walk was becoming a little run-down, so I was pleased to be able to support the Parish Council with this project.
This is a well-loved walk in Rushmere not only for local residents and walkers but wildlife too. I hope the community will be able join me on Saturday to celebrate this special space.”
The community event runs from 11am-3:30pm on Saturday and includes two guided tours of the walk and an opportunity for light refreshments.
Local organisations including Greenways, the Suffolk East and Ipswich Branch of the RSPCA, Neighbourhood Watch and the Butterfly Conservation Group are also showing their support for the event.