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.
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.
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 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
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