Cautious approach justified as we start to plan for positive summer

East Town Park

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 […]

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 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 […]