Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Tory Suffolk need to sort out closed Sudbury footpath.

by nigelbennett on 5 October, 2014

The other night, at the Town Council, residents again came to gain the support of Town Councillors to get answers to the repair and re-opening of footpath 11 from Newton Rd to Cornard Rd. The footpath has been closed for sometime leading residents to walk down Ingrams Wells Rd where there is no continuous footpath […]

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Street flooding in Church Street.

by nigelbennett on 7 August, 2014

Suffolk CC will be making camera inspections (within 14 days from 28th July, the Town Council was told) of the drains in Church Street after concerns were raised by residents and your local councillors about surface water flooding risk. Please let us know of any other surface water flooding issues. You can always report them direct […]

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Gainsborough Trail around Sudbury

by nigelbennett on 6 August, 2014

The Gainsborough Trail walk will eventually circle the town. Here is a short film of the first part of the walk which has its own interpretation boards and marked signs. Think you will agree just how beautiful it looks.

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Solar panels greening Council housing across Babergh

by nigelbennett on 21 April, 2014

It was a delight and a fantastic achievement that we got Strategy committee to support with no dissent the addition of upto 10 solar panels to 1200 council properties across the district. This proposal is a win,win, win. It will generate on average £220,000 per year for the Council over a 20 year period (helping […]

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Dog fouling and new powers at Sudbury Town Council.

by nigelbennett on 4 July, 2013

We have had 2 community wardens for sometime. They are employed by Sudbury Town Council and do excellent work in the areas of litter, graffitti, dog fouling, fly posting and fly tipping. They liaise and work with Babergh officers and the local Police and were recently given extra powers under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme by […]

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Regeneration of the Sudbury bus station area.

by nigelbennett on 13 June, 2013

Progress is being made on the regeneration of the bus station area which is seen by many as an eyesore. I played a lead role when Babergh DC in 2010 produced supplementary planning guidance for this site for a leisure/retail development with a new bus station and some possible residential. Leisure was seen as a […]

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Reducing energy bills through energy efficiency.

by nigelbennett on 27 August, 2012

1 in 4 households face skimping on other essentials to heat their homes. Cold homes damage the health of our most vulnerable citizens. The energy bill revolution campaign is an alliance of over 100 health, children’s, environmental and disability charities. It is a simple call to recycle the money raised from carbon taxes for investment in super […]

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During 2011, the Suffolk Waste Partnership undertook a composition analysis of residents’ refuse bins. The intention of the analysis was to identify which potentially recyclable materials were still being sent to landfill. To ensure residents’ privacy was given the highest priority, householders in the areas analysed were informed in advance and were given the opportunity […]

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The Chilton Woods development proposed and adopted in the last Local Plan in 2003 but was never progressed by Ashwells and Suffolk CC, is out to a new round of consultation. The new developer is Redrow and there is a new Masterplan of the proposed mixed use development which can be viewed at You can feedback […]

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On Tuesday night, the Town Council agreed to submit its business cases for running both the County Library and the local nature reserve, The Valley Walk. Suffolk CC will consider the plans and decide whether they wish the Town Council to run both. Suffolk could decide to reject our proposals and take their own course […]

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