Echo, January 29, 2004
Haverhill’s £44,000 skate park in Howe Road, which only opened four months previously, faced potentially being moved at a cost of £15,000.
The option to move the park to an area of land between Haverhilll Cricket Club and the sports centre was put forward at a public meeting at Haverhill Arts Centre.
The meeting had been held to discuss the public nuisance and rowdy behaviour that many residents living near the park said they were fed up with.
Castle Manor Upper School in Haverhill was bidding to become one of the first specialist schools in the country to be sponsored by the Co-Operative Group.
The school was one of seven nationally to be backed by the company in its bid to gain specialist business and enterprise status.
If its bid was to be successful the school would receive up to £50,000 from the Co-op, be eligible for £100,000 match funding by the DfES and receive an additional grant of £126 per pupil for the first four years.
The Co-op said school was chosen because of its values of honesty, partnership and community.