Grand Opening Saturday 18th May 2013

All-weather walking and cycling track

through Halesworth’s Millennium Green

Where? Through the Town Park and 1.4k of the Millennium Green to the railway crossing on the road to Mells, there will be a surfaced track wide enough for cyclists, buggy users and walkers – and for the cows who graze the meadows.“This brand-new track will be a permanent asset for the town. It lets local people enjoy their wild open spaces more freely, and it brings more business into the town.” That’s the claim of County Councillor Tony Goldson who has used part of his Locality Budget to support the construction of this exciting new facility for Halesworth. The Town Council and other generous local and national donors have also helped to make the project possible.

Goldson on the Green Launch photo
Will it be ready for Saturday 18th May? Yes it will ! Cllr. Goldson and HMG Chair Sal Jenkinson watching R&M Paving Services Ltd lay the foundations

Why? Local residents and workers will be able to pedal to work, and to get to far parts of the Green dry-shod. Long-distance cyclists using Sustrans National Cycle Route 1 will enjoy a safer and pleasanter approach into the heart of the town where they can then use and enjoy the businesses that flourish there.

Chair of the Millennium Green Trust Sal Jenkinson said “Sustrans (national charity which works with communities so that people can choose healthier, cheaper and cleaner journeys) and the Millennium Green volunteers have done terrific work to make this project happen. We have had to battle very tight timescales, and R&M Paving Services Ltd. have cheerfully and effectively carried on digging and building through some of the worst winter weather in recorded history. The result will be a wonderful facility for Halesworth, for everyone, for ever.”

Come to the Green Wheeling opening event, on Saturday 18th May

  • From 11 onwards – bring your bike, decorated to celebrate the Green and the cycle track. A water bug-gy? a cycl-ops?!  Or bring a picture, or make one in the marquee on the day.
  • Small prizes for big imaginations, at 12.15.
  • Around 12.30 welcome a charity bike ride in memory of Brian Tate (see Boysie’s Bucket List  on the web) starting their journey to St Moritz – from Beccles.
  • Join the Fancy Dress Bike Parade around 1pm, along the track and through the Green.

Try our website for inspiration millenniumgreen.halesworth.net

Watch the local press, and your school’s notice board, for more details. 

Contact Sal Jenkinson on 01502 578470 [email protected] or Richard Woolnough on 01986 872268 [email protected]


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