Haverhill Echo 25 years ago

Echo, September 20, 1990

JOBS BLOW THE WORST YET

Haverhilll was hit by the worst blow of the recession when office furniture makers Project said was cutting 90 jobs from its workforce.

The news came after Project, which employed 600 people in Haverhill, said its forward orders had slumped.

The company also announced it was introducing short-time working for its remaining employees from the following month.

The job losses took the number out of work in the Haverhill area to four per cent, above the regional average of 3.8.

PEDESTRIANISATION TO BE A PERMANENT THING

St Edmundsbury borough councillors took a tour of Haverhill to see how well the temporary pedestrianisation of the town centre was working before deciding to make it permanent.

The scheme had been in place for 15 months and was due to expire in December, but the council’s transport and works committee decided to have it permanent by Christmas at the latest.

The scheme gave limited access to vehicles in Queen Street and High Street from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.