Informal feel to annual meeting

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An annual town meeting will again have an informal approach in an effort to attract more residents.

Over the last two years, Sudbury Town Council has looked to showcase the services it offers alongside groups from the area, as well as completing traditional reports, at its annual meeting.

This approach will be adopted again this year, during next month’s meeting.

“We really want to make it interesting for people so they want to attend,” said deputy town clerk Jacqui Howells.

“There are certain things that still have to be done, but it is more about chatting and making it more friendly and fun.”

Among the organisations which will be attending are Sudbury Advice Centre, the community wardens, Sudbury in Bloom and representatives from the NHS involved in the town’s new health centre.

Officers from Suffolk Police, Sudbury Steering Group and town councillors will also be there to discuss matters.

“People with issues on anything at all can chat to police, councillors or anyone they wish to,” said Mrs Howells.

“It is a chance for residents to get information they are looking for.”

Last year more than 50 people attended the meeting.

“We have definitely been getting a few more people in recent years,” added Mrs Howell.

The meeting will take place at the town hall on Thursday, March 27, from 7pm to 9pm.