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ECHO, March 1, 1990

SAVE OUR PITCH - PLEA BY BOYS

Three Haverhill boys launched a petition to save their five-a-side soccer pitch on the Burton Cottage site which had disappeared when work started on the new library and youth centre.

Michael Cook, 12, of Betony Walk, and Ryan Nichol, 12, and James Grace, 10, of Bartlow Place, were all members of the Haverhill under 13s group. They feared the all-weather pitch would not be replaced.

“We’ve written to councillors and to the banks for support,”said Michael.

HAVERHILL ALL SET FOR A POPULATION BOOM

The population of the Haverhill area was expected to keep rising rapidly during the decade to an expected figure of 36,490 by the year 2001.

The forecast, over 6,000 higher than a similar one made in 1987, was made as part of a proposal put forward for the St Edmundsbury Local Plan, which would be officially adopted in 1992.

Unlike in Bury St Edmunds, there were no specific employment projections. It was expected the town would capitalise on a strong manufacturing base because of its relatively weak service sector.



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