Echo, 25 years ago
ECHO, May 31, 1990
TENANT ANGERED BY HUGE RENT RISE
Haverhill woman Tina Granger was angry over a 61 per cent rise in rent for her one-bedroom flat.
The 24-year-old was stunned to receive a letter from Sanctuary Housing Association giving notice that her rent was going up from £91 to £148 a month.
She planned to put her case to a rent tribunal and to launch a petition among her neighbours.
Sanctuary Housing said the rise was in line with government policy.
DOCTORS OUTGROW HEALTH CENTRE AND GO IT ALONE
Two Haverhill medical practices who had outgrown the health centre due to the town’s rising population embarked on a £1 million go-it-alone project for a new surgery on the former Premier Travel site in Camps Road.
The new building would be called Christmas Maltings Surgery, after the old brewery maltings that had been pulled down a few months earlier.
The two moving practices, headed by Dr Edmund Gardiner and Dr Derek Hill, consisted of four GPs each and provision was being made for a total of ten at the new surgery.