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 […]

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 […]

Never has there been a more crucial time to think of others

Karen's Kitchen - Haverhill market

This Saturday will mark another milestone in the planned recovery of our economy with more businesses able to reopen their doors. Whether you are a hairdresser or a local pub, or maybe a town centre business who now feels more ready to start trading once more, in the traditional sense, we wish you all the […]

Never has ‘community’ been more important and more apparent

Empty Haverhill High Street

I write this just hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s monumental announcement that the United Kingdom were entering a virtual lockdown. These are truly unprecedented times for us all – our businesses, our communities and our families. We are all fearful, but we must all heed the Government and medical advice around social distancing and […]

Christmas event will showcase the true Heart of Haverhill

The Haverhill Family Christmas Night is always a highlight in the town. Thousands of visitors and residents join together to get some early festive cheer, local charities raise awareness and funds while businesses in our town centre have the opportunity to open late and join in the fun. Working closely with Haverhill Town Council, the […]

More spruce-ups on the way

When ONE Haverhill Partnership was formed in 2011, one of its initial aims was to improve the physical environment of the town. This was a priority following extensive community engagement with local residents. While our task groups now range from focusing on health and education, crime and the volunteering sector, we have always continued to […]

Business in Haverhill Facebook group offers great platform to promote events

We give very careful consideration to the areas of priority for ONE Haverhill Partnership. Our task groups are designed to give a clear indication of where we should focus – while being agile enough to change and adapt when necessary. Some of the themes are obvious and have been consistent since the organisation was formed […]

Haverhill Echo Column – Chair’s Review

One Haverhill Logo

I remember being instantly intrigued when I took the phone call. Sarah Howard, who had done so much to bring about success for ONE Haverhill Partnership, was stepping down as Chair. Sarah asked if I had considered standing for election as Chair – an open process available to all board members. I had been on […]