Echo 25 years ago

ECHO, March 22, 1990

WHAT SAUCE! HOT DOG STALLS IN HAVERHILL

Traders expressed anger having lost a battle to prevent prime sites in front of High Street shops being occupied by hot dog and baked potato stands.

The borough council, however, threw out the idea of allowing similar stalls in the centre of Bury St Edmunds.

Potential sites included outside the post office and outside Boots. The chamber of commerce said it was not in favour of allowing the street vendors, fearing the impact on local shops, as well as the possibility of litter and vandalism.

NEW TOWN HALL BEHIND THE OLD FACE

A major renovation scheme for Haverhill town hall, costing over £500,000, was announced by St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

The scheme would leave behind the Victorian facia of the building but would upgrade the inside in a bid to restore it to multi-purpose community use.

The renovations would include a portable stage being brought in to replace the concert hall stage in the building.

Accommodation would also be made for the Haverhill social club and the local history group.