Achievements

Sudbury Entry SignSudbury Market Town Partnership is proud to support the Sudbury community, and its surrounding villages.

Through our collective hard-work and dedication, since 2004 we have achieved the following:

  • Attracted over £400,000 of additional funding for the town
  • Created The Talbot Trail – a series of bronze statues around the town, depicting some events from Sudbury’s past, together with a leaflet to guide visitors around the Trail – used by local schools, local residents and visitors
  • New town entry signs, and information boards, updated 2014
  • Refurbishment of Old Market Place, with new paving, planters, seating and trees and a glass sculpture depicting the area in mediaeval times when it was the ‘beast market’
  • Regeneration of Siam Gardens which had been derelict and unused for many years and is now a pleasant area of tranquility in the town.
  • Sudbuary Silk leafletFurther bronze statues were added in the gardens to celebrate the town’s history as a weaving centre (silk is still produced at three factories in Sudbury), together with information boards tracing the history of weaving in this area (visitors’ leaflet available) – used by local schools, local residents and visitors
  • On behalf of Babergh District Council, commissioning a study by the Civic Trust to facilitate a development brief for the area around the bus station (the Hamilton Road Quarter)
  • Setting up the Sudbury and District Reward Card to encourage local shopping and a reduction of ‘food/retail miles’
  • Setting up Transition Sudbury and District as a sub-group to promote greater understanding of environmental issues, and organise activities which encourage carbon reduction, healthier living and skills-share classes
  • Helping to set up the Town Team
  • Supporting the local food bank with volunteers and raised funds for them
  • Skills share class - keeping chikckensSetting up a Community Kitchen as a sub-group to provide food for those in need and demonstrate how to prepare low-cost, nutritious meals.
  • Working with Babergh District Council (BDC) to retain three hours free car parking and improve ‘tourist’ signage
  • Working with Sudbury Town Council to promote cycling and the creation of local cycle routes.