Haverhill Echo ten years ago

Echo, October 13, 2005

PARAMEDIC’S EARTHQUAKE PLEA

Haverhill-based paramedic Andy Bambridge was busy in Pakistan saving victims of a devastating earthquake that had struck the region.

He had gone out to Asia to volunteer with the disaster relief organisation, RAPID UK, but his wife Sue, who remained at their home in Thurlow, told the Echo that more fund-raising needed to be done to enable the organisation to ensure the lifting equipment and search and rescue dogs could continue to be funded.

COMMUNITY CENTRE HOPES

Ideas on how to make a long-awaited community centre a reality were set to be discussed.

Residents on Haverhill’s Parkway Estate were to meet with officials from St Edmundsbury Council in a bid to get the project moving after four years of planning and frustrated bids for funding.

The council had already allocated an estimated £98,000 for the proposed centre, next to Haverhill Rugby Club, and plans had been drawn up.

Parkway Residents Association had drawn up a business plan for the project.