Repairs to damaged pavement in Bury St Edmunds Town Centre are on their way

Cracked pavements outside Bury St Edmunds Post Office.Photo taken by Tom Murray who has been campaigning for improvements
Cracked pavements outside Bury St Edmunds Post Office.Photo taken by Tom Murray who has been campaigning for improvements
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Damaged pavements outside Bury’s town centre Post Office are to be repaired in the New Year.

And while this is welcomed campaigners for better pavements and roads say it is very much a patching up exercise.

Money from street parking is being released by Suffolk County Council to repair the damaged pavements between WH Smith and the Post Office on Cornhill.

The work is expected to take place in January or February.

This follows lobbying from town councillor Tom Murray and borough councillor David Nettleton. Cllr Nettleton said: “Any improvements are welcome but there needs to be more investment in the town centre. We have to have a rolling programme.

“The county is going to have to review its budget.

“There seems to be a lot of salami slicing, cutting a bit off here and doing a bit less there, and we have to agitate to get even basic things done. There should be a plan for Bury town centre and the suburbs to deal with all this. At the moment it’s a bit hit or miss.”

Cllr Murray said: “There seems to be a lack of planned maintenance. We know money is tight but this hasn’t happened overnight. We should expect reasonable standards of safety.”