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Haverhill Town Council buys new van for parish handyman





A town council has purchased a new van for its parish handyman after its previous vehicle was damaged.

Haverhill Town Council has bought a 2019 Ford Transit after its handyman’s old van was hit by a member of the public.

The project began in 2016 to cover tasks which would not be prioritised by the relevant authorities, including cutting the grass at the town’s pump track and painting areas which need to be addressed, alongside general maintenance tasks.

In a meeting at Haverhill Arts Centre, town council clerk Colin Poole announced the body had purchased a new van for its parish handyman. Picture: Mark Westley
In a meeting at Haverhill Arts Centre, town council clerk Colin Poole announced the body had purchased a new van for its parish handyman. Picture: Mark Westley

The new van was purchased from a garage in Haverhill

Colin Poole, clerk at Haverhill Town Council, said: “The net cost to the council was £9,000. The previous vehicle was hit by a member of the public and we got over £3,000 back on that, so we didn’t have to spend too much new money.

“It has enabled the handyman to carry on his good work, and it will also be used to support community events.”

Mr Poole said the van would be ‘liveried up’ in due course, so residents would be able to see it and the handyman in action.