Echo, 25 years ago
ECHO, March 8, 1990
TREES START REC TRANSFORMATION
The 100th new tree in the transformation of Haverhill recreation ground into the town park was planted by the mayor of St Edmundsbury, Peter Rudge.
The council spent £200,000 on the park which, it was hoped, would have a water feature, a children’s play area and an informal recreation ground.
Most of the 100 trees, which represented the first phase of the scheme, were paid for by local firms, and the mayor acknowledged their support in a speech.
WIDER OPTIONS FOR STATION YARD SITE
St Edmundsbury Borough Council were widening the options for the future development of the derelict station yard site in Haverhill with a planning application to allow for any type of large shop.
There was already consent for a supermarket on the site, but the new application applied to all kinds of retail and service stores.
David Alborn, director of technical services, said the move would broaden the scope of planning consent for the town centre site.
“The present consent is restrictive,” he said.