Echo, November 10, 2005
CAR BAN TO BE REINSTATED
Suffolk County Council announced that pedestrianisation of Queen Street in Haverhill was ‘imminent.’
The original traffic order to ban vehicles from the street was revoked to allow social housing to be built in Keeble’s Yard, behind Queen Street.
Plans to pedestrianise the High Street were also on the council’s list of 25 top priorities, but it could only go ahead if funding was received.
COUNCIL OWED £1 MILLION
An analysis by GMB, the public services union, discovered that there was more than £1,000,000 of council tax uncollected in St Edmundsbury during the 2004/5 financial year.
The total amount of uncollected tax was up almost 20 per cent on the previous financial year - a rise that the council said was due to the introduction of a new revenue and benefits system.
The amount of uncollected tax had gone up by 17.3 per cent from the previous financial year, leaving St Edmundsbury having the seventh highest amount of uncollected council tax of the 20 councils throughout East Anglia.