Sufffolk’s welcomes the Paralympic Flame

On Friday I attended the Suffolk Civic reception to welcome the Paralympic Flame as it makes its way into the county for a bank holiday weekend of celebration and entertainment. It was collected by local Needham Market artist Amy Nettleton during a special ceremony at Trafalgar Square in London and transported back to Suffolk in a miner’s lantern.

After the civic reception I popped down to Needham Lakes where 1000’s of people had a gathered to take part of an afternoon festival of free entertainment and sport; it was a real party atmosphere and great to see so many disabled people taking part in the activities.

At 5:15 I was interviewed by Leslie Dolphin from BBC Radio Suffolk as a part of their live outside Broadcast; we discussed the weekend of sport that was taking place so people could go along as see the range of disabled sporting activities and a taster of the Paralympics ahead. After we had finished I have a quick chat with Suffolk Paralympic athlete Brian Alldis who was the star attraction in the broadcast and wished him good luck for the games; later on, he led taking the flame on a lantern procession around the town, before returning to the Lakes where there was a great spectacular fire work display to close the event.

Having watched a truely wonderful Olympic games where the very best sports people took part I can’t wait to watch the Paralympic games where the bravest sports people are taking part; come on Team GB.

About askcolinnoble
I'm a Conservative politician-lite, I dabble a bit in Party Politics with my main focus of working hard and being a strong voice for my community making sure local government delivers quality services and fellow residents get value for money for their hard earned money they pay in Council tax | Where this Gravatar appears and I am expressing my views or liking something I do so in a personal capacity and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Suffolk County Council, Forest Heath District Council, the Conservative Party or come to think of it anyone else | But having said the above at an election time and to stay legal anything I write is promoted by Lance Stanbury on behalf of Colin Noble, both at West Suffolk Conservative Association, Unit 8, Swan Lane Business Park, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7FN

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