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Petition to keep Bury St Edmunds TIC open is handed to council

Arthur Debenham has handed a petition - with 578 signatures - to St Edmundsbury Borough Council ANL-140804-211318009

Arthur Debenham has handed a petition - with 578 signatures - to St Edmundsbury Borough Council ANL-140804-211318009

A petition calling for Bury St Edmunds’ Tourist Information Centre to remain open on Angel Hill has been delivered to West Suffolk House.

Arthur Debenham, who started the petition, said he was ‘delighted’ with the ‘excellent response’ from the town’s residents and traders in the ‘very limited time’ that was available.

It had collected 578 signatures by the time he handed it to the personal assistant of Neil Anthony, the borough council’s head of leisure, culture and communities, on Monday.

A council spokeswoman said: “The petition has been formally received by our head of legal and democratic services, who will be responding to Mr Debenham.”

In a move to save the council £70,000, Bury’s tourism service is due to move to The Apex when the TIC on Angel Hill closes in June.

A network of hubs is also to be used, at Moyse’s Hall Museum, the Theatre Royal, Smiths Row and St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

 

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