Public exhibition to showcase ‘What’s Next for Sudbury’ » Babergh Mid Suffolk

Posted by Communications on 19 May 2022 | Comments

A new public exhibition showcasing plans and proposals for the future of Sudbury is coming to the town next month.

The What’s Next for Sudbury event will be open to all residents, business owners and visitors to Sudbury and will provide an opportunity to find out about the Sudbury Vision programme from key town partners as well as new projects and plans.

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to get an update on a range of initiatives and projects including Gainsborough’s House, St Peter’s Church redevelopment and the solar car port at Kingfisher Leisure Centre as well as finding out about the work of the Sudbury Culture Group which promotes the town’s attractions and heritage. There will also be an opportunity to find out more about developments on the Virtual High Street and the new Innovation Lab which will provide a resource for start-up and small businesses.

Other proposals being shared at the exhibition will include plans for the future of Market Hill, development of the Hamilton Road Quarter, the new café at Belle Vue Park and new initiatives from the Bridge Project.

The event is being coordinated by partners involved in the Sudbury Vision group which aims to work collaboratively on projects that contribute the economic growth and development of the town.

The What’s Next for Sudbury exhibition will take place from Thursday 16 June (6-8pm) and Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June (9am – 3pm) at the Mayor’s Parlour at Sudbury Town Hall.

The last public exhibition welcomed around 800 visitors, and was held in January 2020, just months before the unprecedented covid-19 lockdowns.

Commenting on the event, Cllr John Ward, Babergh District Council leader, said:

“Over the last two years, partners across Sudbury have been committed to driving forward projects and plans to benefit the town. Over the covid-19 lockdowns, we have provided a range of support for our communities and businesses and now is the right time to look forward and explore opportunities for Sudbury to attract more people to live, work and visit.”

The What’s Next for Sudbury exhibition will provide visitors with a chance to talk in detail about proposals and plans as well as providing their feedback on the issues that matter to them.

Councillor Ellen Murphy the Mayor of Sudbury said:

“The What’s Next for Sudbury event is open to all, and I would encourage anyone who lives and works here to come along, find out the latest news and plans for the town and have their say. We are very proud of our high street, market and the many cultural assets we have here and this event provides us with an opportunity to really listen to the feedback from local people and visitors.”

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