News Archive

The Society has been involved in a wide range of initiatives and taken a view on many developments and proposals affecting our town over the years, as directed by our remit.

An archive of news stories relating to these initiatives is listed below for further information –


‘LOVE SUDBURY’ CAMPAIGN LAUNCH
The Society’s LoveSudbury campaign was officially launched in March at Sudbury on Show. LoveSudbury is a Sudbury Society initiative to bring awareness to the growing need to combat lack of care in our town. NEWS

PAINTING OF WW2 SUDBURY UNVEILED AT SUDBURY HERITAGE CENTRE ‘Seeing Jessie Home’ – a painting by Steven Binks, first shown at our ‘Visions of Sudbury’ Art show back in October 2015. NEWS

NEW PLANS FOR ST PETERS. The public and users of this amazing building were invited to comment on the plans being drawn up at a Public Exhibition. See NEWS

BUS STATION DEBATE CONTINUES. The Sudbury Steering Group has voted in favour of  re-siting the town’s Bus Station to the Girling Street car park, with the loss of over 70 parking spaces. We give our response. See NEWS

THOSE TOWN CENTRE TRAFFIC LIGHTS! – Sam Thornton gives his views on how traffic congestion could be eased with adjustment. See NEWS

THE DISASTROUS FIRE on Sunday 6TH September destroyed a significant part of the historic townscape. See NEWS for images of the fire and its aftermath

CHILTON – A new local history book by the Society’s former chairman, David Burnett, has recently been published. See NEWS

VICTORIA HALL AND CONSERVATIVE CLUB BUILDINGS – Planning proposals have been submitted for conversion to residential. We make comment. See PLANNING

 

Society response to the Vision for Prosperity Exhibition January 2020

February 13, 2020

We welcome this joint initiative by the District and County Council to engage with the people of Sudbury on the future of our town and trust that it will be just the beginning of the consultative process. HOTEL: The proposed four-storey hotel would sit …

Proposed changes to the townscape in New Street/Prince Street. Go to Planning Comments

November 1, 2019

Part-time Administrator Appointed

October 8, 2019

BECKY PLANT IS OUR NEW PART TIME ADMINISTRATOR & DEVELOPMENT OFFICER We are pleased to announce that after interviews in December, the Sudbury Society has, for the first time, appointed  a part-time administrator to support its advocacy work and ta …

Architectural Competition Submissions in!

October 4, 2019

 Sudbury Society Architectural Competition The Sudbury Society re-introduced the Alan Phillips award for outstanding contributions to the built environment in Sudbury and its surrounding area, inviting applications by the end of 2019. We have received …

The Future of Belle Vue House – Chairman and President object to call for demolition

September 16, 2019

 Future of Belle Vue House Further to a piece in the Suffolk Free Press on 8th September, here is the full text of the letter to the editor: “We write jointly as President and Chairman respectively of The SUDBURY SOCIETY to object to the fundamental pr …

Local List Updated!

June 12, 2019

Local List Update We have recently succeeded in convincing Babergh District Council to accept an update to the Sudbury Local List – a description of architecturally and/or historically significant properties and places in Our Town – originally prepared …