Over 200 residents of Mistley and their friends met on Mistley Quay on Sunday to celebrate the Court of Appeal decision to endorse their Village Green on the Quay.
Music was provided by the Golden Rivets, who sang their usual selection of our favourite shanties, several yachts sailed past on the top of the tide lending a nautical atmosphere to the party and Olly Wood played some fine background music. The BBQ was kept busy and the weather stayed fine despite forecasts of rain.
During the celebration those present joined in weaving the word ‘VICTORY’ in large letters in coloured fabric around the wire mesh of the fence.
Simon Bullimore, chairman of Free the Quay said: ”It is wonderful that after 10 long years of fighting for the Village Green we now appear to be in sight of the end. I call upon TW Logistics to talk to the local community to end this nonsense. We remain willing to discuss with TW Logistics a suitable alternative form of barrier on the Quay edge.”
William Meston, Treasurer of Free the Quay, who lives on Mistley High Street said: “Generous donations made by Mistley residents at the event will all help Free the Quay to complete the task of restoring Mistley Quay to the people of Mistley.”
The next fundraising event will be the FTQ Quiz on Friday 23 November, more details to follow.