Woburn Sands honours Greg

Greg Rutherford celebrates at the Olympics

Greg Rutherford celebrates at the Olympics

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RESIDENTS in Greg Rutherford’s home town of Woburn Sands are being encouraged to ‘make more noise than London’ when he takes part in a special celebration parade.

Woburn Sands Town Council organised the event, taking place on September 29, to honour the Olympic gold Rutherford won on August 4.

Greg Rutherford

Greg Rutherford

A vintage open tour bus will tour Woburn Sands, starting at Frosts Garden Centre at 4.30pm. It will travel along Station Road, Theydon Avenue and The Leys before stopping at Mowbray Green. Speeches will take place, while a plaque will be unveiled.

An 8.31 metre gold strip in the ground will also be revealed. The town council is inviting games makers and volunteers from the area to attend. They should call 01908 585368.

The bus will continue along Hardwick Road and the High Street to the Summerlin Centre, where Rutherford will sign autographs.

Town clerk Lynne Stapleton said: “Greg is very keen to do something in Woburn Sands. He is part of our community. He walks his dogs here and even switched on the Christmas lights. We are encouraging as many people out to line the roads, wave their flags and cheer. Lets see if we can make more noise than London.”