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It is a sad day when our newly elected Conservative MP declines to intervene over the decision by Suffolk County Council to remove the post of teacher to sick children on Rainbow ward at the West Suffolk Hospital. James Cartlidge MP has repeatedly stated he is a “One Nation Tory” yet local people can decide […]

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Conservative run Suffolk County Council’s plans have now been criticised by clinicians at the Hospital. It has become apparent that Suffolk County Council only consulted with the ward manager and NOT with any parents, doctors or nursing staff on the axing of the post of teacher to sick children on Rainbow ward.

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Conservative run Suffolk County Council are threatening to remove the teacher to sick children on Rainbow ward at the West Suffolk Hospital. The post has already been “deleted” and that the teacher is not there anymore – and has apparently been directed to work elsewhere. Yet no formal decision has been announced, internally or externally: so […]

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Sudbury bus station plans for the future

by nigelbennett on 13 June, 2015

It was always evident that to redevelop the Hamilton Road area of Sudbury the existing bus station would need to move as its central location on the existing site would mean pedestrians walking through traffic to access potential cinema, retail and restaurant development. Also this made the site less suitable for redevelopment as the viability […]

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Saturday 16th of May sees the official opening of the extension of the Heritage centre in Sudbury Town Hall from 10am. The extension is very interactive with 3 screens, more display cases of exhibits and artefacts. It can be entered from Gaol Lane and compliments the existing Heritage centre very well. I am delighted the […]

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Solutions to congestion in Girling Street Sudbury

by nigelbennett on 16 January, 2015

The local Police have informed me that the local town centre 99p store that has been using a long HGV to deliver to the town centre store will now be using a shorter based vehicle that should not block one lane of Girling Street. At the same time, Police will also be visiting ALDI due to […]

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Fall in Sudbury crime

by nigelbennett on 16 January, 2015

Over Christmas there were 79 recorded crimes in 2014 against 120 in 2013. The recent Police SNT meeting with local residents set a new priority to focus on shop lifting crime  in the town centre. This is due to this crime normally increasing in February and March.

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Saturday saw the opening to the public of our new integrated health facility. 600 + visitors came through the door in the first 2 hours. It was a delight to be able to give guided tours after over 8 years of sitting on the Community Liaison Group with the NHS to deliver this facility. Siam […]

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Award winning Sudbury Town Council

by nigelbennett on 16 November, 2014

  I am very pleased to let you know that Sudbury Town Council won the Suffolk Council of the Year at the Suffolk Association of Local Councils AGM and award ceremony this week. The award is set up to recognise town and parish council services and facilities for older people. Judges comments regarding the application included the following: […]

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Areas of South ward were the focus of the community archaeological dig over the weekend whether it was the Croft or back gardens in Gainsborough St, Friars St, Christopher Lane or Ballingdon. Speaking to students from TGS who supported local primary students and filmed the dig on Friday, they were very enthusiastic and had had […]

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