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Businesses pull together to improve street

A meeting last week discussed how St Andrew's Street South could be improved and plans have are under way for hanging baskets etc. ANL-140319-170019001

A meeting last week discussed how St Andrew's Street South could be improved and plans have are under way for hanging baskets etc. ANL-140319-170019001

Businesses have come together to tidy up St Andrew’s Street South and encourage more people to discover what it offers.

The group comprising businesses from the street met last week and discussed how signs, floral displays and structural improvements could make the area more inviting.

Daryn Reffell, managing director of Denny Bros helped spearhead the group.

He said: “If you are walking down central walk and look down here there’s nothing to attract you - it looks rundown.

“We came up with lots of ideas we just need to action them.”

Bury in Bloom is looking to hang baskets of flowers down the street, which is also home to Oakes Barn pub, Guildhall Dentists and Crew Barbers.

The business’ owners will also look to design a sign to direct people to the street and showcases its Medieval history.

Suffolk county councillor Mark Ereira said he will look to fund this from his locality budget.

Faith Phillips, practice manager at Guildhall Dentist said: “It was a good start, I’m pleased there’s representation. It would be great to see St Andrew’s Street South tidied up.”

The group will also explore if the car parking space of soon to empty council buildings can be utilised and improve the street furniture.

Mark Cordell, Chief Executive of Our Bury St Edmunds, praised the group’s efforts.

He said: “It’s a small group of businesses all pulling in the same direction to try and help each other out.”

 

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