Walk our way, says council

SUDBURY Town Council is looking to attract more people to its annual public meeting as it bids to build stronger ties with the community.

In recent years, the meeting has been sparsely attended. In order to reverse this trend, this year the council will be showcasing the services it provides and the groups it works closely with.

It is hoped this will offer residents a wider knowledge of the work the council undertakes and give examples of how people can link up with, or lend support, to the authority to improve the town.

“In previous years, the attendance has not been as high as we would have liked,” said town clerk Sue Brotherwood.

“We have adapted this year’s approach to try to encourage more people to attend and to show the breadth of the work the council does, the services it provides and the groups it works alongside.”

Among the services and groups displaying information at the meeting on April 26 will be the town’s community wardens, the police, the library and Sudbury in Bloom.

Town, district and county councillors will also be on hand to answer questions.

Mrs Brotherwood said: “Working more closely with the community and encouraging people to become involved in civic life will go a long way towards making the town a nicer, safer place.”

The meeting takes place in the Assembly Room at Sudbury Town Hall from 7pm.