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Trimley: Talks set to take place over cash for station community hub idea

PUBLISHED: 13:01 03 January 2013

Trimley station - efforts to save it are progressing well.

Trimley station - efforts to save it are progressing well.

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CAMPAIGNERS trying to save a village railway station from the bulldozers are to be invited to meet parish councillors to discuss their ideas for creating a new community hub.

Trimley St Mary Parish Council wants to meet the Trimley Station Community Trust before giving a commitment for financial support.

When setting last year’s budget councillors were told £5,000 might be required to help with initial costs of the project.

The trust is trying to raise £250,000 to turn the 121-year-old Victorian station and brake goods store – the last surviving Great Eastern country station – on the Ipswich to Felixstowe line into a cafe, information centre, offices and meeting room.

It has been given a two-year lease on the building while it finalises its plans.

It has also secured a “substantial sum” towards the project from the Railway Heritage Trust.

Proposals to build a new multi-million pound rail depot at Brantham on the Suffolk/Essex border have been jeopardised because it would force too many trains to use the level crossing at Manningtree station, it has emerged.

Lorry drivers have reported being shot at while driving along an A14 diversion route in east Suffolk.

Drivers are advised that it is “highly likely” the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk will shut tomorrow morning amid forecasts of 65mph gusts.

A man who was ordered to do unpaid work as part of a suspended prison sentence order for selling cannabis at Latitude music festival was back in court today after breaching the order.

A mental health charity is to take on a historic church in Colchester and the community hub that runs there.

The mother of missing airman Corrie McKeague has said she has not given up the hope of finding her son and her determination in locating him is “as strong as ever.”

Members of a drugs gang which dealt more than £250,000 worth of crack and heroin in Ipswich by exploiting vulnerable addicts have been jailed for a total of 25 years.

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