Celebratory balloon travels 85 miles

A RUBY red balloon released by Councillor Alan Hills to celebrate the 40th birthday of the Southbrook community association has been found 85.5 miles away in Cambridge.

At the annual Fete on the Field in September 40 representatives of the association released the balloons with one being recovered by Mr Chamberlain in Balsham.

SCA events and fundraising coordinator Jessica Barnsley said: “We were pretty impressed at how far the balloons went because we were worried they would just come down again. We had a few that reached 70 miles but 85.5 was the impressive winner.”

Both Mr Chamberlain and Cllr Hills received a prize.