Haverhill Echo 25 years ago

Echo, May 4, 1989


A study by the Haverhill Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) discovered that the issue of homelessness in the town had never been so bad.

The CAB found that young people were having to sleep in cars, in huts on allotments, garages and derelict houses in the town centre.

One teenage girl had recently visited the bureau for the third time that year after her short term accommodation had again come to an end.


Controversial plans for an international-standard gold course at West Wratting were due to be recommended for approval by South Cambridgeshire District Council’s planning committee.

Plans for the multi-million pound 18-hole course on 200 acres of land put forward in March by local farmer and businessman Henry D’Abo alarmed villagers, who claimed the impact of thousands of visitors to the course would ruin their rural peace.

But the recommendation of the planning officer was that approval be given subject to a legal agreement about the siting of the clubhouse and other facilities.