Norma is champion of Parson Cross

Local hero: Norma Ashmore.
Local hero: Norma Ashmore.

A COMMUNITY champion from Parson Cross has been nominated to open a new Asda on Monday.

Local hero Norma Ashmore is now retired, but was an active member of the Margetson and District Tenants’ and Residents’ Association as well as a founder member of the Parson Cross Forum.

She is still a volunteer at the forum, and secured funding for the annual Parson Cross Festival which attracts over 2,000 people.

Norma also puts on the Margetson Crescent Christmas Fayre, and campaigned for the Asda development she will be opening on Chaucer Road.

Friends nominated Norma in their droves, and she will now also receive £100 to spend in store.

Store manager Steve Ryan said: “It’s a real honour to welcome Norma as our local hero in recognition of her work in Parson Cross.”