Echo, July 27, 1989
After winning East Anglia’s Battle of the Blooms, Clare was going all out to win the national contest - with the help of a home made water wagon.
The town was celebrating winning the East Anglia section of the Britain in Bloom competition for large villages but knew the next two weeks would be crucial in determining their chances in the national competition.
The water wagon was made by taking a car trailer and fitting it with four dustbins for the water, then welding on a pump, 30 ft of hosepipe and some copper tubing.
Haverhill Town Council were to ask St Edmundsbury Council why they were trying to bring about pedestrianisation of the town council on the cheap and in such a careless way.
Angry residents of Crowland Road, Mill Road and the Helions Park areas spoke at a town council meeting of their anger at constant traffic noise in their streets since a trial pedestrianisation period came in.
The council agreed to ask for a public meeting with a senior borough official.