This week saw Angela Brook installed as the Mayor of Bungay, as she put forward many of her plans for the town.
Angerl Brook left Bungay in the 1950’s yet her return will bring improvements to the area as she tells the Beccles and Bungay Journal of her plans,
“St Mary’s Street basically suffers from the fact that it could look a lot better. It is one sided, with the shops down one side, most of them painted in dark colours. The whole street seems to be dark and down at heel.”
The new Mayor also spoke out for improvements to the Guildhall area, “Beautiful and unique ornamental pillars are decaying, paint is flaking off and window-sills are actively rotting,” Mrs Brook said. “We need to persuade these landlords to look after their properties.”
Safety was also high on the agenda with Mrs Brook’s determination for an injuries unit in partnership with Bungay First Responders,
“It concerns me enormously that Bungay is the only town of any size in Waveney that does not have a minor injuries unit. Travel time from Norwich or the James Paget Hospital (at Gorleston) eat up that golden hour, and First Responders are a Godsend, particularly in rural areas at a distance from ambulance stations and hospitals,” she said.
Going forward things look good for Bungay, already a great tourist destination, it looks to bolster that reputation.