“Pavements are for People” in Cross Street, Sudbury. This campaign led to the County Council putting in bollards to protect pedestrians from vehicles mounting the pavements. Liberal Democrat councillors supported residents in their fight over many months.
In 2006-07 when I was Mayor of Sudbury, I made my project to be turning the research of Shirley Smith (picture) into a Living War Memorial telling the stories of those men who had died from Sudbury in the First World War. A small group was formed with the local British Legion and designer Robin Drury and we put together a bid to Awards for All to make a permanent display in the Heritage Centre. This was to include the stories of those who fell in the Second World war as well. The project is now complete and the display is a permanent reminder of the cost of war. It can be found in the Town Hall.
This attractive Black Hawthorn in front of the Town Hall was to be felled to improve the view of the Town Hall and reduce clutter. With the aid of the Suffolk Free Press I managed to get the Tory run council to re-think their decision and the tree has been saved.