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Safe crossing point needed to Belle Vue Park, Sudbury

by nigelbennett on 12 August, 2014

After the initial consultation on regeneration of the the old pool site and House at Belle Vue, an issue raised has been the safe pedestrian access to the park. Most are aware that the Belle Vue junction is not the best for pedestrians and the Sainsbury development on the Cornard Rd put aside monies for […]

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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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Consultation events on the potential regeneration of the old swimming pool and Belle Vue House site are below. The web link takes you to the detail and concept plan maps as well as a survey to complete on the plan and the Park. Thursday 14th August 9 am – 4 pm, Sudbury Town Hall, The Mayor’s […]

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Babergh aids tourism expansion in Sudbury.

by nigelbennett on 5 May, 2014

Gainsborough House Museum looks set to expand. The expansion has been made possible with support from Babergh District Council to acquire an adjoining property. Gainsborough Chambers in Weaver’s Lane, which consists of a car park, an old labour exchange and three garages, is adjacent to Gainsborough House and provides the ideal opportunity to expand. Given […]

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The last year has seen a lot of work on progressing developer interest in the Hamilton Rd site. The main progress I can now announce is that Babergh DC have completed the acquistion of Navigation House which includes the dry cleaners and car sales site. This makes Babergh a major land owner in the area […]

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The Town Council has been approached on many occasions by small groups of residents in a number of streets in and around the town centre requesting residents parking. The problem of on-street parking is perceived to have got worse since the introduction of long term parking charges several years ago. Tory run Suffolk CC has […]

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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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Growth in Sudbury Taxi numbers

by nigelbennett on 5 June, 2013

A new issue is the large number of taxis in town as more licences have been issued. This is causing congestion around the taxi ranks and some parking problems on double yellow lines and problems for traffic getting through Old Market Square when there is also blue badge parking in that area too. I am […]

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Sudbury Police priorities set.

by nigelbennett on 5 June, 2013

The latest SNT police meeting at the Town Hall (new location for Sudbury meeting) set 2 new priorities for the next 2 months. Firstly, with the forthcoming summer, Anti Social Behaviour in Belle Vue Park, Sudbury and secondly criminal damage in an area of Cornard North ward. The next meeting will be in July at the […]

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Sudbury gets Fair Trade town staus.

by nigelbennett on 10 April, 2013

Sudbury supports Fair Trade significantly. A principle that gives farmers and producers in less developed nations a fair price for their goods and also supports local producers too. I am delighted that Sudbury has achieved Fair Trade status. Back in 2006-7 this was something I started in my mayoral year. Unfortunately the Conservative run Town Council […]

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