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In the Haverhill Echo - ten years ago




Echo, September 8, 2005

DISABLED WOMAN UPSET BY ABUSIVE MOTORISTS

AHaverhill woman condemned foul-mouthed motorists who targeted her with abuse simply because she used a motorised scooter.

Joanne Ross, 37, had to use the scooter after suffering a double stroke 18 months earlier.

But her need to use the road because a lamppost on the pavement was too difficult to get around left her the target of impatient motorists.

Miss Ross said: “I can’t believe the ignorance of drivers.”

HOUSING PLANS ARE WITHDRAWN

Proposals to build housing on Haverhill Rovers football ground at Hamlet Croft were withdrawn - at least temporarily.

The owner of the site, St Edmundsbury Council, withdrew its own planning application in order to make some amendments after concerns were raised by nearby residents over highways safety.

The council wanted to sell the land to a housing developer in order to help pay for a proposed new football centre of excellence in Haverhill.



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