Town hall gets a facelift

A FRESH LOOK: Sudbury Town Hall is getting a makeover in time for a big summer of events in the town.

A FRESH LOOK: Sudbury Town Hall is getting a makeover in time for a big summer of events in the town.

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THE eagle-eyed visitor to Sudbury will no doubt have noticed that changes are afoot at the town hall.

The 19th century building is currently hidden by scaffolding and safety netting as it is given a facelift in preparation for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Olympic-themed events in the town over the summer.

But despite no structural work being undertaken – a fresh lick of paint and new mortar where necessary is all that is required – the scaffolding is set to remain for at least a few more weeks.

“The work will take several weeks and it is quite a big job,” said deputy town clerk Jacqui Howells.

“It will be nice to have the work done in time for the Jubilee and Olympics but that is not the only reason we are doing it.

“It is the main municipal building in Sudbury and it is long overdue a facelift as it has been looking a bit shabby.”

Mrs Howells said that the town council had budgeted for the work at the building, which first opened in 1828, and it would not be changing drastically as the new paint job would be matched closely with the current shade of green.