Four weeks left to give plan views

Your chance to say how Bury town centre could be improved
Your chance to say how Bury town centre could be improved

The eight-week consultation on a masterplan for Bury St Edmunds will be halfway through next week so act now to have your say.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council wants everyone who lives, works and visits the town centre to comment on the proposals to help finalise the plans for the town centre’s future.

You can do it online at www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/bsemasterplan or there are a series of drop-in events still to come around Bury.

There is one today (Friday) from 10am to 5pm at Sainsbury’s, Bedingfeld Way, then at the same times in Waitrose, Robert Boby Way, on March 24.

They will be back in Bury market on April 5 and 8 from 8am to 3pm and at Bury Leisure Centre on April 7 from 10am to 5pm.

The Moreton Hall Residents’ Association is hosting a public meeting on April 10 from 7pm at the Moreton Hall Community Centre.

Public displays and hard copies of the consultation documents are at: West Suffolk House, The Apex, Bury Library, West Suffolk College and Bury Leisure Centre.

Alaric Pugh, St Edmundsbury’s cabinet member for planning and growth who leads the masterplan working group, said: “This is your town and your chance to be a key part of the work that will shape its future.

“We all want the same thing and that is for Bury St Edmunds to continue to be successful for many decades to come.

“That isn’t just about attracting shoppers and visitors, but looking at how we improve on the accessibility of the town, how it copes with growth and, of course, how we fix those bits of the town centre that already feel broken.”