Thorpe community group calls it a day

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AFTER years of fighting the corner of the people who believed they lived in “the forgotten village”, Thorpe Community Group has decided to fold.

At the group’s last meeting it was decided that, due to the lack of members, it would no longer operate.

From being formed, the group had organised trips for the young and old people of the village, battled for speed restrictions on the roads and fought for funding to help make the lives of those in Thorpe better.

Coun Jack Dunn, who had been a prominent figure in helping the community group, said: “It is sad news indeed that the Thorpe Community Group has had to fold.

“They have been going for many years and have been alongside the residents of Thorpe in good times and the bad. They have arranged some lovely functions for children and the elderly of the village.

“And to do that for the welfare of the people of the village must have sometimes been at the expense of their private lives.

“They were at the sharp end of regulating the rights and wrongs for the village when taking matters to councillors and any other bodies.”

Coun Dunn said over the last two years, attendance at meetings had declined and prominent members of the committee had resigned.

“I applaud the efforts of the remaining members to keep the group ticking over, but the poor attendance at the latest general meeting spelled it out that this was the end,” he said.

“But as the saying goes, from the ashes rose the phoenix and we now have a terrific and inspired In Bloom group who are committed to making a difference.

“And for my part I shall support them all the way.”

The Thorpe in Bloom group is currently working on a number of projects to brighten up the village.