By Rob George 08/06 Updated: 08/06 11:31
A NEW EIGHT-MILE circular walk was unveiled in the town on Bank Holiday Monday (June 4).
Droitwich’s MP Peter Luff officially opened the town’s Diamond Jubilee Walk which takes in local landmarks and is based around the historic canal network.
The walk is the brainchild of local residents Mike and Jan Skan and has attracted strong support from Droitwich Town Council leader Coun Pam Davey.
Coun Davey congratulated the Skans on their idea and praised them for playing their part in the bid to attract more visitors to the town.
Mr Luff said he was pleased to see the town’s canals, which were re-opened less than a year ago, being used as the centrepiece of the new walk.
He said: “This walk will be a lasting reminder of the happy events that took place in Droitwich to mark the Jubilee and of 60 years of magnificent service by Her Majesty.
“Our thanks should go to the Skans for their initiative and to Pam Davey for all the help and encouragement she gave them in making it a reality.
“The canals were always about far more than the boats that would cruise on them.
“Among other things they also open up new opportunities to enjoy Droitwich and the marvellous countryside around the town and I couldn’t be more pleased that this walk has been created, “ he added.
As part of the town’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, residents took to the path on Tuesday (June 5) for the first time for a guided walk which began and concluded at Droitwich Leisure Centre.
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