EDITOR’S COMMENT: It’s right we should be a blueprint

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So Bury St Edmunds has been recognised on a national scale for doing things right.

One leading light in commerce says ‘Bury has a great story to tell about how to maintain a vibrant and attractive town for local people and visitors to enjoy’.

Of course, we’ve known that for a long time and it’s rewarding for everyone involved in the local economy to win this pat on the back.

Not wishing to be the harbinger of doom, but we shouldn’t now rest on our laurels. There’s much work to be done locally and this needs to be the impetus we need to kick on yet further and not sit back in the chair.

Let’s take a moment to celebrate the success and then get back to making sure the schools’ reorganisation works, the Apex subsidy continues to drop, there’s a continued focus on crime rates and our council chiefs continue to look at ways of enticing new businesses to fill our empty shops.

Then, and only then, can we light the cigars.

>Barry Peters, Editor

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