Town team unveils series of ideas to promote Sudbury

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Sudbury Town Team has been busy working on a number of initiatives to promote and increase the popularity of the town.

One idea is for a holiday crèche at Kingfisher Leisure Centre, enabling parents to go Christmas shopping.

Under the scheme, there would be space for six under fives on the first three Thursdays of December between 10am and 1pm, with the centre running an activity session between 3.30pm and 5.30pm for school age children.

In an effort to gauge how often people come into Sudbury, town team members will be carrying out surveys at the weekly markets on November 27 and 29, and during the Christmas Fair on November 28.

One of the team’s major campaigns to promote Sudbury – the “I love my local market town” bag – has been selling well, with 484 sold so far, raising £681.

The group is also working on producing a leaflet to promote the town centre – due to be published in 2015 – that will display the shopping areas and attractions, while also listing details of events.

Jane Hatton, Sudbury town centre development manager, said: “It is extremely important to keep promoting Sudbury as the town has a lot to offer, with a competitive choice of goods and services, and free parking.

“There is always the need to keep reminding people of what Sudbury has, not only with the wide range of shops but also the other reasons to visit the town, such as Gainsborough’s House and The Quay Theatre, and all the events that take place, especially in St Peter’s.”