‘We must all take more pride in our town’

KEEP IT CLEAN: The street barrows are donated.
KEEP IT CLEAN: The street barrows are donated.

A collective effort is needed to ensure Sudbury looks its best as preparations for Anglia in Bloom begin to take shape.

The town ended a decade long wait for a gold award in the floral contest last year and the Sudbury in Bloom committee is keen to repeat the triumph.

However, group chairman Nick Irwin said the feat would not be easy and called on more people to get involved to help the area shine.

“We all have to take a pride in the town,” said Mr Irwin.

“Preparations are going very well indeed but we still need more help and are looking for sponsors.”

The battle to keep the town tidy and eradicate rubbish from the streets, crucial in order to impress judges, has been helped thanks to the donation of two new street barrows to the town council from the Rotary Club of Sudbury.

The barrows, costing £210, will replace outdated barrows currently being used by Sudbury Community wardens.

Mr Irwin said he believed this would provide the town’s hopes with a significant boost.

“This will enable town hall staff and wardens to hit grot spots quickly without having to go through the bureaucratic process,” he said.

Linda Sebbage, president of the rotary club, said the barrows would be useful for planned litter picks.

“We are a community club and feel people need to be more aware of their environment,” she said.

“We want people to realise what they can do and it is not just up to certain people to keep Sudbury clean and tidy.”

Judging for Anglia in Bloom is due to take place in July. Halstead were last year’s overall winners.