Cautious approach justified as we start to plan for positive summer

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As I write this, a little less than a day after Boris Johnson set out his eagerly awaited ‘roadmap’, there seems to be a degree of optimism swirling. The Prime Minister’s four-stage plan to bring normality back to Britain was never going to be universally praised. That would have been virtually impossible with so many […]

Census 2021 – what you need to know

Introducing the census

The census is coming. By taking part, you can help inform decisions on services that shape your community, such as healthcare, education and transport. The census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years. It gives us a snapshot of all the people and households in England and Wales – the most detailed information […]

The Haverhill vaccination centre gives us reason to be hopeful

Haverhill Epicentre

<by Margaret Marks, ONE Haverhill Partnership board member> Since ONE Haverhill Partnership was formed almost nine years ago, health has been at the forefront of so many of our projects. For the last year, as we have battled a pandemic and lived through something none of us could have ever foreseen, the spotlight has never […]

Highlighting unsung heroes during a year like no other

How do you even start to sum up the events of the last 12 months in the traditional December review of the year? A year like no other, one that will be taught in classrooms in generations to come and one where uncertainty will sadly still dominate as we enter 2021. But to not highlight […]

Why a Town Centre Manager was always at the top of our wish-list

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When ONE Haverhill Partnership set up the Heart of Haverhill business group, one of our first tasks was to sketch out a wish-list. We knew we wanted to promote our town centre at every opportunity and foster closer working and dialogue between businesses and the decision makers at Haverhill Town and West Suffolk Councils. We […]

Town Centre Manager will provide a boost to businesses

Exciting plans have been unveiled to bring businesses in Haverhill even closer together with the appointment of a town centre manager. The new role will be funded by a substantial sum, secured through grants and donations, and will see the successful applicant work closely with businesses in the town centre as well as Haverhill Town […]

Town centre improvements will make a difference

Haverhill town centre

Sometimes simple steps can make a big difference. So has been the case in Haverhill High Street where West Suffolk Council this week announced a series of measures aimed at supporting businesses and keeping our town centre safe for all. A headline initiative was the £10,000 pledged by Haverhill Town Council to support a new […]

Temporary measures to help Haverhill stay safe and support businesses

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Haverhill High Street will temporarily remain closed to traffic between 10am and 4pm to help people shop and socially distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This is part of a Government-led initiative requiring all authorities to look at their town centres to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection spreading while helping businesses. It follows […]

Eat Out to Help Out scheme shows confidence is being restored

My visit to Haverhill market was a timely reminder of our ‘new normal’. Regular readers to this column will know that further enhancing and promoting the market is a core aim of ONE Haverhill Partnership and, in particular, the Heart of Haverhill. A task group launched in 2018, the Heart of Haverhill was set up […]

Haverhill businesses are agile enough to adapt to change

Haverhill town centre

“A place to live, work and play – a mixed use town centre which welcomes people, makes the most of existing attractions and adds to them so that people want to live, work, shop and relax in the town. “A town centre which develops its physical environment, celebrates its local heritage and encourages people to […]