The Mayor of a small French town north of Paris visited a new housing development in Norfolk where a road has been named in its honour.
On Saturday, Gerald Rutault, the Mayor of Maurecourt, visited The Pastures in Brundall, a new development of two, three and four bedroom properties from Persimmon Homes.
The Mayor, along with Alex Baratella (President of the Maurecourt Twinning Association) and his committee, and the committee of the Brundall Twinning Association, were special guests of Persimmon Homes to see the unveiling of the newly named Maurecourt Drive, a link road through the development.
Brundall twinned with Maurecourt in 1980, and since then the two villages have enjoyed annual visits. Last year, 45 members of the Norfolk association visited the village in the Île-de-France region, where they stayed with host families and visited attractions including The Palace of Versailles.
Chairman of the Brundall Twinning Association, Bob Stevenson, said: “We had a packed itinerary for our 50 French visitors, including a medieval banquet at The Three Tuns in Bungay, but our French friends really appreciated the unveiling of the Maurecourt Drive sign, organised to coincide with the visit.
“We were delighted that Persimmon Homes liaised with Brundall Parish Council to name the road after our French counterparts, and hope that the Mayor and our VIP guests enjoyed seeing their town commemorated at The Pastures.”
Persimmon Homes Anglia Head of Sales & Marketing Alison Page said: “The pretty village of Maurecourt has a sign in its centre that says ‘Jumelee avec Brundall’ – twinned with Brundall – and a brand new development seemed like the perfect opportunity to reinforce the link between the two villages.
“We hope that the people of Maurecourt feel an even stronger connection with Brundall now they have visited The Pastures, and seen the road named after their village.”
Just seven miles from the cathedral city of Norwich, The Pastures is set to offer first time buyers, growing families and retired couples a little bit more space and luxury in a location that takes some beating. Currently available are four bed properties starting at £234,950.
Brundall itself is at the very heart of the Norfolk Broads and is not only tranquil and picturesque, but also has excellent access to the main commuter road and rail networks.