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Haverhill Echo 25 years ago

Echo, December 27, 1990


Town centre traders in Haverhill were delighted to hear that a £250,000 project for a new 90-space car park near Queen Street had escaped borough council cutbacks and was expected to be completed next year.

St Edmundsbury Council was finalising with Suffolk County Council the acquisition of the site next to Haverhill Library and all that remained was to work out a suitable access arrangement through Lower Downs Slade and Queen Street on to Cangle Junction.

Many capital projects in St Edmundsbury were being cut or pared down, but the new car park was one that remained a priority.


St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds announced it would be launching an appeal in 1991 to raise £2.5 million to build a new hospice in the grounds of the West Suffolk Hospital.

The appeal was necessary as it was considered impractical to convert or extend the hospice’s building in Westgate Street. It would enable the services being offered by the hospice to be extended.

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