Town square boost for Sax

REGENERATION of Saxmundham is to be given a further boost by the creation of a new town square.Over the last two and a half years the town has undergone a series of improvements.

REGENERATION of Saxmundham is to be given a further boost by the creation of a new town square.

Over the last two and a half years the town has undergone a series of improvements. The marketplace has been transformed, the marketplace car park modified, new town signs erected and traffic-calming rumble strips introduced at both the north and south entrances to the town.

The next part of the project aims to revitalise the area between the Somerfield store and the back of the White Hart pub, creating a central meeting place for residents and shoppers.

Colonel Ron Warren, chairman of the Saxmundham regeneration partnership, said: "This latest part of the regeneration aims to provide a focal point for the town.


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"The square will be blocked off to vehicles and properly landscaped."

Currently nothing more than a tarmac square, benches will also be provided.

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There are also plans to include a war memorial.

Marian Andrews, chairman of Saxmundham town council said: "The town does not have a war memorial except in the church and this square would be an ideal place for one.

"As yet, we are unsure whether it will be wall-mounted or free-standing but fundraising is already underway and gaining momentum."

No definite name has been decided for the square yet but suggestions include Fromus Square or Fromus Place, after the river that runs through the town.

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