A St Edmundsbury councillor was derided after stating that Haverhill gets more investment from the borough council than Bury St Edmunds.
As the issue of a £70,000 investment in improving Haverhill’s Recreation Ground was debated at last Tuesday’s (April 29) meeting at the arts centre, deputy mayor Maureen Byrne said more investment was still needed by the borough to achieve parity with the amount of cash invested in neighbouring Bury St Edmunds.
However, United Kingom Independence Party (UKIP) Cllr for Haverhill East Gordon Cox, speaking as a member of the public, said: “Abbey Gardens had a £200,000 play area investment in 2011.
“£70,000 has been allocated to the rec plus £150,000 for a new park in the Clements. That comes to £220,000, which is £20,000 more than Bury.
“Plus the astro at the leisure centre is being changed to a 3G, so there’s money being spent in Haverhill and more so than in Bury from what I can see.”
Members of the Labour party including Cllr Byrne scoffed at the assertation.
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