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Haverhill Echo ten years ago




Echo, November 3, 2005

IS THERE A HOSPITAL IN STORE

Fifteen members of the public put forward a proposal to use the old Station Yard site in Haverhill for housing, a doctors’ surgery, a dentists or a hospital instead of it being the site for a new Tesco store.

The alternative suggestions were made to St Edmundsbury Council with a view to them being considered for its Local Plan.

However, in a letter to residents the borough said that it did not support the proposals they had put forward.

COMMUNITY CENTRE PROJECT

St Edmundsbury Council set up a project team to work with residents on Haverhill’s Parkway estate, who had been trying for four frustrating years to get enough money raised to build their own community centre.

The council had already committed an estimated £98,000 to the proposed centre next to Haverhill Rugby club’s ground and the Parkway Residents’ Association had architect’s plans drawn up.

Residents wanted the centre to include a main hall, smaller meeting room, toilets and a kitchen.



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