New town charity shop is now just weeks away

A new charity shop – which has polarised opinion – is due to open in Sudbury next month.

Sue Ryder, which provides care for patients with long-term illnesses, is to open a store in North Street. The shop replaces outdoor clothing and camping store Millets.

When news of the plans were unveiled earlier this year, some shoppers claimed the town was becoming over-run with charity shops, with others arguing at least the premises would be occupied.

A charity spokeswoman said work on the shop, which will employ three people, will be completed by the end of June.