Healthcheck is designed to get people from the town and surrounding
areas involved in identifying what is needed over the next 10-15 years
to make this a better place in which to live and work.
What has been done so far:
on-street, in schools and local businesses to get an idea
of what people want to see being done
theme groups formed – economy, social and community, transport,
projects identified. There are some examples in this leaflet
but to view them all, visit www.haverhill-uk.com
We are developing an Action Plan to:
Haverhill’s profile to make it easier to attract funding
the town in a positive and forward looking way to attract
people and businesses here
the growth and development of the Haverhill area
This gives a brief
overview of the Action Plan so far but if you feel we have missed anything
out either fill in the form at the back or log on to the Haverhill website
and respond there. It’s your town so make your opinions count.
To attract higher paid jobs and so improve the living standards
and economic security of the town and its hinterland.
To meet the needs of individuals and small groups wishing to set
up businesses and help them by improving the level of available
To develop Haverhill shopping centre so it offers a wider range
and choice of products and services provided by independent specialists
and selected national chains.
To create more learning opportunities enabling young people to
pursue careers of their choice.
To attract visitors to the town by promoting what is available
within Haverhill and its hinterland.
Social & Community
To provide a first class health care service, possibly based
at a central location and out of which mobile services could operate.
To provide conferencing, restaurant and accommodation facilities
to encourage employment, business and tourism in and around the
To further enhance and promote art and cultural facilities in
and around Haverhill by extending the existing arts centre.
To provide more sheltered accommodation for people with physical
and learning disabilities.
you will appreciate, with over 50 projects identified, there
is enough to keep everyone busy long into the future, but the
Healthcheck isn’t just about how to improve the town in the
years to come. We want to start now, so here is what we think
is realistically achievable in the near future…
the recreation ground by adding more flower beds, benches,
a better play area and football pitch.
a meeting place for young people.
more visitors by increasing the promotion of the fetes,
concerts and events held in Haverhill.
more up-to-date films in the arts centre to encourage
more people to use it.
poorly lit areas.
a better bus service making it more efficient.
information on the bus service easier to access.
Haverhill cleaner by employing more cleaners at weekends because
of litter left from the market and evening take-aways.
a map of the town displayed on the town square and visitor
more community events and concerts.
more computers in the library with Internet access.
a local business advice officer to assist business development.
the odour from the sewage treatment plant.
the town’s image.
Improvement Projects Identified
To develop the facilities for pushchair users, people who are disabled
and the wider community in the West Town Park area.
To bring the community together by providing a multi-purpose building
located on the Parkway Estate.
To identify and improve open areas which can be cleaned up, in order
to transform them into wildlife reserves and family picnic areas.
To complete the footpath and cycle way alongside the old railway and
encourage walkers to use the area.
Transport & Accessibility
To ensure that the town centre is easily accessible on foot and by cycle.
To provide a faster and more regular bus service to Cambridge.
To encourage an early completion of the northern bypass to relieve congestion
from Cangle junction.
To provide easy to use and reasonably priced car parking for Haverhill
To provide a safe environment for pedestrians in the town centre.
To help visitors find their way in and around Haverhill and the area
by improving road signs and introducing visitor information points.
view a list of all Project Appraisals for Haverhill, click the
Tell Us What You Think!!
A lot of work and consultation has gone into the Healthcheck process,
but not everyone will have had their say, and this leaflet can only
provide the ‘edited highlights’. View the full list of projects on www.haverhill-uk.com
(If you don’t have a computer at home you can access the internet at
your local library.) You have a golden opportunity to identify any aspects
of Haverhill and the area around it that you feel has been overlooked,
whether it relates to economics, social and community, transport or
environment issues - nothing is ‘off limits’.
above has been taken from the Haverhill Health Check Flyer.
To download please click the icon below:-
For more information or if
you can help in any way, please contact the organiser
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