Crowds are expected to line the streets tomorrow to welcome home our local Winter Olympics star Jenny Jones.
Jenny, who grew up in Downend, became the first Briton to win an Olympic medal in a snow event in slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The 33-year-old bronze medallist will be visiting pupils at Hambrook Primary School and Downend School tomorrow before boarding an open-top bus at 4pm which will take her from into Bristol city centre, via Fishponds and the M32.
Before boarding the tour bus there will be a presentation to Jenny by councillors from Downend & Bromley Heath Parish Council.
The bus is due to leave Downend School at 4pm. The route will be Westerleigh Road, Cleeve Road, Downend Road, Fishponds Road, the M32, Bond Street, James Barton Roundabout, Rupert Street, past the Hippodrome on the Centre and on to College Green/Park Street, arriving at approximately 5pm.
The bus party will then make their way to City Hall. Bristol’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Faruk Choudhury, will host the civic reception in Jenny’s honour and will welcome chairs and council leaders from Bristol’s neighbouring authorities.
There will be a special gift presentation by the Lord Mayor, followed by a welcome home speech by the Chair of South Gloucestershire, Staple Hill councillor Ian Boulton.
The Week In will be on board the bus with Jenny – see more in this week’s issue