Centre’s tribute plaque for Jane

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A PLAQUE has been put up in a town centre shopping centre as part of a lasting tribute to an administrator who died tragically aged 34.

The memorial stone in Hanchet Square, at the arc, in Bury St Edmunds, is in memory of centre administrator Jane Forster, who was killed in a car crash last year.

Bosses at the centre hope to establish a larger tribute to the former County Upper pupil.

Paul Haynes, former centre manager, said: “Her parents, Peter Forster and Penny Hodgskins, wanted to mark her service to the centre.

“The eventual plan is to have some planting and a water feature or bench.

“Peter was very keen to get something up and he arranged for the plaque to be manufactured and put up before I left the arc last Friday. Jane played a really significant role at the arc.

“I took her on and she helped me launch the scheme. She was so proud of it and Bury.

“There’s not a day goes by we don’t think of her.”

Miss Forster was involved with the arc from its inception, working with Taylor Woodrow, which built the complex, before taking on the role of centre administrator.

She died after her car collided with a barrier on the A14 in October.

The tribute will be funded by the arc’s landlords ING.