Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 10°C

Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Bury St Edmunds: Resident group in running for top accolade

12:01 10 March 2014

Ernie Broom

Ernie Broom

Archant

A community association at the heart of one of Bury St Edmunds’s biggest estates has been nominated for a county-wide award.

The Howard Estate Association of Residents and Tenants - which has the apt acronym of HEART - has been shortlisted in the community group category at this year’s High Sheriff Awards.

The winners of this year’s awards, which recognise outstanding contributions to the voluntary sector across Suffolk, will be announced next month, with HEART one of three in the running for the top prize.

The group was nominated by one of the area’s county councillors, Mark Ereira-Gyer, who said: “It deserves it. In terms of residents associations the HEART has done more the get the best out of public services in the community.

“They deserve real recognition across Suffolk as an example - an example of what can happen on a large estate where the community have come together, they stand up for each other and they speak truth to power.

“Less affluent areas tend to get overlooked, and the people that live there get overlooked even more. The HEART is very good at making sure that their needs as an urban area aren’t overlooked.”

Led by its tireless chairman Ernie Broom, the group has thrown itself into campaigns to benefit both the young and old in recent times, taking an active role in the ongoing school organisation review.

It played a big part in bringing a food bank to Bury, as well as saving its local post office and getting a pharmacy on the estate.

0 comments

EACH Colour Dash at Christchurch Park

Tens of thousands of pounds have been raised for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) during Ipswich’s most well supported Colour Dash to date.

Major Tim Pig preview shots. Image: Jane Anderson

The finer points of his space suit have been painted on, he has been shipped back to Ipswich and been glossed to protect him from the weather - and now Major Tim Pig is just waiting to land in the town centre.

City Palace Udaipur

With temperatures soaring into the 50’ – that is Celsius – in Rajasthan at present, you could be forgiven for thinking that it is a place to be avoided!

File picture of Norwich Road/Orford Street junction in Ipswich.

Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault committed in Ipswich last weekend have carried out anniversary checks in the area.

The bank holiday weather was perfect for events like the Trimley Beer Festival.

For once organisers of bank holiday weekend events are set to be happy with the British weather as the region prepares for a third dry day today.

The Stowmarket town sign.

One woman has been arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage following the incident last night.

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing

It would take a phenomenal effort to produce a bad Dirty Dancing show. The 1987 coming-of-age drama is ripe for any interpretation: iconic music, a timeless script, a clear story with emotional depth, relatable characters and well-defined goals, and of course, some pretty captivating dancing.

Ferry boat inn old Felixstowe 
Food and drink review

I visited the Ferry Boat Inn on a day, not so very long ago, when hail was still a common occurrence, writes Victoria Richman.

icons may 28

The industrial revolution at the turn of the 18th Century brought an abundance of agricultural workers into the towns to work in the newly-established factories, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

Kelly Dorward with her book. Photo: Nick Butcher

This is unexpected. I’ve made the writer of an erotic novel blush. Just a little, writes Steven Russell/

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24