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Stowmarket Rangers initiative to clean up town receives £50,000 grant from Mid Suffolk District Council





A council has committed £50,000 to a new service which aims to clean up a Suffolk town’s grot-spots.

Mid Suffolk District Council has agreed the funding grant to go towards the Stowmarket Rangers initiative.

It is part of Stowmarket Town Council’s plans to clean and improve certain areas of the town.

Stowmarket mayor Cllr Terence Carter. Picture: Stowmarket Town Council
Stowmarket mayor Cllr Terence Carter. Picture: Stowmarket Town Council

The funds will be spent on new vehicles including one kitted out with pressure washing equipment.

Cllr Terence Carter, the town’s newly-appointed mayor, said: “We are delighted to have received financial support from Mid Suffolk District Council towards the launch of the new town ranger service.

“It should make a genuine difference to the appearance of Stowmarket in the years to come.”

The new initiative will launch this summer and Mid Suffolk’s £50,000 grant comes from the council’s Thriving Communities fund and a one-off contribution to help buy the new vehicles and equipment.

The town rangers initiative will be launched this summer. Picture: MSDC
The town rangers initiative will be launched this summer. Picture: MSDC
Cllr Teresa Davis, cabinet member for thriving towns and rural communities. Picture: MSDC
Cllr Teresa Davis, cabinet member for thriving towns and rural communities. Picture: MSDC

The rest of the service is funded by Stowmarket Town Council, which will announce further details about the service later in the year.

Cllr Teresa Davis, cabinet member for thriving towns and rural communities, added: “We’re delighted to be working with the town council to make this initiative happen.

“Stowmarket Town Council take pride in their place and we are keen to support towns and villages with new ideas to improve the local living environment.

“We think the rangers is an exciting initiative and we look forward to forming a closer working relationship for a brighter and cleaner town.

“Working in partnership with communities in this way, helping solutions to be delivered locally, is exactly what we want to do.”