Japanese academics enjoy a round of golf and a meeting of March Town Council

PUBLISHED: 10:33 13 September 2017

Japanese visitors at March Town Council PHOTO: Councillor Jan French

Japanese visitors at March Town Council PHOTO: Councillor Jan French

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Japanese visitors enjoyed a tour of March followed by a town council meeting to learn about local politics.

Japanese visitors at March Town Hall PHOTO: Jan French Japanese visitors at March Town Hall PHOTO: Jan French

The group of academics stayed throughout the meeting at the town hall to hear discussions about public toilets, local planning matters, licensing issues and highway concerns.

It is the second time a group has visited the town in the last year.

A tour was given my Malcolm George and Jennifer Lawler of the March History Society who took them to places of interest including the library, museum, churches and golf course.

Clive Lemmon, town clerk, said: “They’ve visited the town before and obviously enjoyed it as have come back for a second tour.

“Their grasp of English and how our local political system works is impressive.”

A spokesman for March Golf Club said: “They enjoyed coffee and biscuits at the club followed by a lesson kindly provided by resident professional Alex Oldham.

“Our visitors very much enjoyed the experience and most succeeded in getting the ball airborne with at least one of the party intent on taking golf further on his return to Japan.”

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