Echo, April 13, 1989
A donation of £4,500 was offered to set up a club for teenagers and young men in Haverhill to help keep the streets clear of trouble at night - but it had to be matched by a similar amount raised in the town.
Suffolk Association of Boys Clubs said it would be asking businesses and others to make the contributions.
The association, which ran the clubs for 11 to 25-year-olds, was keen to make Haverhill a priority area for their attention.
Pensioners Bill and Gladys Brazier were dismayed to receive a letter from St Edmundsbury Council stating it wanted to use an area of land between their home in Crowland Road, Haverhill and the neighbouring house to potentially build a new property.
The couple had tended the area of land as their own garden for 35 years, but the council said it had to get planning consent to build on the 15 metre strip of land that stood between the Brazier’s home and the neighbouring property.
The Brazier’s neighbour also challenged the move.