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Parking Charges Fought Off

The Chamber has spent the last 18 months in a group with Sudbury and Hadleigh town councils fighting off short stay parking charges. We have now reached a full agreement with Babergh District Council. Charges will not now be brought in for the forseeable future. Babergh recognise and value the work the group has done. They will continue to work with the group to promote the vitality of our market towns.

Broadband Speeds

There have been concerns about broadband speeds in Acton and other areas around Sudbury. The Chamber is having discussions with BT and the planning authorities. In doing so, we are looking into some issues that may be delaying the roll out of fibre connections.

Car Parking Finances

In Octobner, the local press have reported a shortfall of £70,000 and said this would put our plans in jeorpardy. The latter clause is not correct. We were well aware of the position, we have identified large savings and other sources of income. The plans to take over the car park are still on track.

Web Site Improvements

Members can now add a logo or photograph to their entry on the Chamber web site. The cost is £10 and £15 a year respectively.

Business Lunches

We meet on the second Wednesday of every month at the Bridge Project. The cost is low, there is always a speaker on a topic of some interest and it is a great way to network and meet other businessmen. Click here for the programme.

The Web Site

The web site goes from strength to strength, with up to 4000 visitors a month. We now allow members to advertise on the site. Contact Michael Heyland for details.

Latest News: Chilton Woods development

Sam Thornton of Thorntons has produced two documents: a summary of the official documents and an interpretation of the planning application
These notes have been prepared to deal with the major points arising out of the 151 documents supporting the outline planning application, but there is a huge amount of further information on archaeology, wildlife, sustainable drainage, etc.

Sudbury and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry
1 Bank Buildings, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2SP  Tel 01787 227722
E-mail mheyland@sudbury.org.uk

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