Welcome

Gainsborough’s statue silhouetted against the recent town centre fire

We welcome your interest in the Sudbury Society. Maybe you would like to join us?

Our broad objectives

  1. To stimulate local interest and pride in our attractive and historic market town.
  2. To encourage the very highest standard of planning and architecture in the construction of new buildings and in the renovation of existing structures.
  3. To protect, develop and improve the many features of historic or public interest.

The Society is a registered charity with some 270 members. It is affiliated to Civic Voice and the Suffolk Preservation Society.

In Brief

CHILTON WOODS, The most important planning application for Sudbury submitted in the last 15 years is now open until the 8th March for public consultation. You are urged to join in this process and make your views known to the local authority.. See NEWS

NEW PLANS FOR ST PETERS. The public and users of this amazing building are invited to comment on the plans being drawn up. Public Exhibition Thurs 28 until Sat 30 January, at St Peters. See NEWS

BUS STATION DEBATE CONTINUES. The Sudbury Steering Group is currently considering the two latest proposals for re-siting the town’s Bus Station – involving Girling Street. We give our response. See NEWS

THOSE TOWN CENTRE TRAFFIC LIGHTS! – Sam Thornton gives his views on how traffic congestion could be eased with adjustment. See NEWS

VISIONS OF SUDBURY 2015 Over 3000 visitors to this, the sixth bi-annual Art Show that we hosted at St Peters. See NEWS

THE DISASTROUS FIRE on Sunday 6TH September destroyed a significant part of the historic townscape. See NEWS for images of the fire and its aftermath

A NEW LOCAL HISTORY BOOK by the Society’s former chairman, David Burnett, has just been published. See NEWS

VICTORIA HALL AND CONSERVATIVE CLUB BUILDINGS – Planning proposals have been submitted for conversion to residential. We make comment. See PLANNING