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Film to promote £3m Broads path project

PUBLISHED: 09:52 30 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:47 03 July 2010

An ambitious £3m project to build an eight mile foot and cycle path across the Broads has taken a giant step forward thanks to the power of the internet.

An ambitious £3m project to build an eight mile foot and cycle path across the Broads has taken a giant step forward thanks to the power of the internet.

When built the Three Rivers Way route will create a link along the A1062 and the rivers Ant, Bure and Thurne between Potter Heigham and Hoveton.

The community led Three Rivers Way Association has put a three minute video promoting the benefits of the scheme on the YouTube video website to drum up support for the scheme.

The internet film shows how the wheelchair friendly Three Rivers Way path will encourage the populations of Potter Heigham, Horning, Ludham and Hoveton to ditch their cars and draw more visitors to the region.

It features local businesses, school children, walkers and cyclists who all say how the new path will boost the region and improve people's health.

The film was made by local filmmaker Joe Jackson and features Ludham Bridge, where a rest spot will be created along the path.

Mr Jackson's film was paid for by the Lathams store in Potter Heigham.

The association also hopes to employ a fundraising manager by next spring with the support of a £5,000 grant from the North Norfolk Community Partnership.

Anita Turpin, the association's secretary, said: “These small steps are going to give a giant leap to the Three Rivers Way path.”

The Three River Ways Association was formed in March 2008 and has 1,500 members. As well as relying on donations and fund raising, various councils and the NHS have pledged their support to the group.

The three minute film can be found on You Tube by typing Three Rivers Way on the website's search bars or by logging onto

www.youtube.com/watch?v=G33_ctHhaHk

For information on or to support the Three Rivers Way Association visit www.threeriversway.org.uk or call Mrs Turpin on 01692 631351

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