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Deal agreed for Clare Castle Country Park

A view of part of the old  Clare Railway Station buildings that sit within the country park. Picture by Ray Bishop

A view of part of the old Clare Railway Station buildings that sit within the country park. Picture by Ray Bishop

 

After four years of wrangling Clare Town Council has accepted the financial package made by Suffolk County Council (SCC) for it to take over Clare Castle Country Park.

Councillors voted unanimously on Wednesday (Aug 13) to accept the county’s offer after it came back with an increase of £87,500.

At a public meeting in Clare the previous week SCC leader Mark Bee said it didn’t have any more money to offer above the £230,000 it had already pledged, plus another £30,000 made available for necessary works at the park.

However, SCC managed to come up with the higher offer, paid over a three year period, with £50,000 next year, then £25,000 and finally £12,500 for the third year.

For the full story and reaction see Thursday’s (August 21) Haverhill Echo.

 

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