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Work to clean-up Bury St Edmunds continues

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Mark Ereira-Guyer with one of the signs he would like replaced near St James Lane. ANL-140528-192721009

Mark Westley Photography Mark Ereira-Guyer with one of the signs he would like replaced near St James Lane. ANL-140528-192721009

The outlook of our town continues to improve following the Bury Free Press’ Let’s Be Proud of Bury campaign but more needs to be done.

Renovations to the Parkway underpass are underway and attractive new planting should be completed within the next two weeks.

However Cllr Mark Ereira has called for regular maintenance of street furniture to be improved following complaints from residents.

He said: “It’s struck me that Suffolk County Council is not doing the routine maintenance - things that are required in our town.

“Which means it can look scruffy and just down right unpleasant.”

Cllr Ereira said work was needed to clean up signs and maintain pavements around the town, some of which he said could pose a safety risk.

Improvements to the much used Parkway underpass have been swift thanks to the work of Bury in Bloom, Our Bury St Edmunds, Cllr Ereira and St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

Bins will be installed at either end of the underpass next week and a planting scheme has been finalised by Rebecca Davis, the borough council’s horticultural and grounds maintenance officer.

She said: “The planting has been designed to have a natural feel.

“Grasses will be used to add height, structure and movement along with perennial flowering plants to add colour throughout the summer months.”

 

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