Life I have been asked to list three things that could be done to make living in Bury St Edmunds a better experience. What would you suggest? Tweet Comments Showing 1 - 25 of 56 Pages: 1 2 3 Next » Alison L 5 months, 3 weeks ago Cheaper town centre parking I'm with RAF Honington Band John B 5 months, 3 weeks ago Use the bus! I'm with Strictly Saturdays ballroom and latin dancing at the Apex John B 5 months, 3 weeks ago If we had a permanent park and ride then Cornhill and Buttermarket could be pedestrianised, making a much nicer enviroment. I'm with Strictly Saturdays ballroom and latin dancing at the Apex Dr Pepper 5 months, 3 weeks ago A Japanese restaurant More arts and culture Alison L 5 months, 3 weeks ago John, I was adding my suggestion for what could be done to make living in Bury St Edmunds a better experience. I don't think that simply hurling 'use the bus!' is constructive to what is supposed to be an opportunity to voice a suggestion. Compared to other towns and cities the parking in Bury St. Edmunds is very extremely expensive. I'm with RAF Honington Band Alison L 5 months, 3 weeks ago But yes I support the idea of a park and ride facility I'm with RAF Honington Band Dr Pepper 5 months, 3 weeks ago Town centre parking is pretty reasonable for the facilites and shops on offer. Have you been to Cambridge lately? Its cheaper to park illegally and get a ticket that it is to use the car parks in the city centre (if you are there all day). John B 5 months, 3 weeks ago Alison. The parking in Bury is extremely cheap compared to Ipswich. I have been to the theatre there on Saturday afternoons and it costs £5 for the afternoon. I could park in Bury for £2.20 all day. I'm with Strictly Saturdays ballroom and latin dancing at the Apex Gill Malik 5 months, 3 weeks ago One thing that people do complain about is the lack of toilets in the town centre. The new ones in the Arc are too far away. It would be popular if one of the empty shops was conveted to disability friendly toilets that everyone could use. Gill Malik 5 months, 3 weeks ago Also, on the toilet theme, where would you go early morning / late at night? We have no facilities for coach travellers who use the bus station, as the booking office / waiting room is not open. We used to direct the desperate to the toilets near the old Rising Sun, as they were always left open. But they were lost along with those behind Woolies when the Arc was built. John B 5 months, 3 weeks ago Two toilets that are often overlooked are on the 1st floor in Debenhams and in the cathedral cloisters behind the refectory.May also be one in M&S. Will have to check! I'm with Strictly Saturdays ballroom and latin dancing at the Apex Ann M 5 months, 2 weeks ago Some decent shops which are less expensive for people who can't afford to shop in the named shops Catherine B 5 months, 2 weeks ago You can use Moyes Hall as well M&S usually have a que. I'm with Royal British Legion Mike H 5 months, 2 weeks ago I would like to see illegal cycling on the Town centre footpaths prosecuted.Also the Southgate roundabout traffic priorities need amending to avoid the 5pm bottleneck of traffic leaving town. Ideally part time Traffic lights could be an answer to this increasing problem.Overall Bury is a great Town & we are lucky to live here. Sandie T 5 months, 2 weeks ago Central Toilets would very good i.e. Buttermarket area Alan Pinactive 5 months, 2 weeks ago More litter bins in and around town center. and bigger fines for those caught. my wife and i walk into town most days and can easily fill 2 carrier bags. and thats the same route every time Catherine B 5 months, 2 weeks ago I agree with more litter bins. There is no point in walking over the litter. Pick it up and put it in a bin. I run most mornings missed yesterday (don't like snow underfoot ) but most days I clear the litter in my area. It does not take long and makes the place look better. Action is what is needed not moans I'm with Royal British Legion Jill M 5 months, 2 weeks ago loos needed in centre of town.... long way to abbey gardens or ARC! I'm with West Suffolk Osteoporosis Support Group Ian F 5 months, 2 weeks ago More tech companies so I don't have to commute to Cambridge to work.Coffee shops that stay open as long as the pubs. Gill Malik 5 months, 2 weeks ago Make Bury town centre an free internet hotspot. This would be an attraction to the town and create a level playing field to coffee shops and restaurants as this is mainly offered by the big chains. Alan Pinactive 5 months, 2 weeks ago Some Clothes shops that cater for the older generation. as most shops at the moment are for the young. i work in a charity shop and most of the clothes buying customers are senior citizens as they cant find any where else in town that caters for there needs John B 5 months, 2 weeks ago My wife is 66 and buys her clothes from Next, Jane Norman, New Look and Miss Selfidge in Debenhams. Just because you are a senior citizen you don't have to dress like one but if you do then Debenhams, Wallis, Etam M&S and Bon Marche as well as the smaller shops have a good range.There are also several shops selling mens' conventional clothes, such as Aubyn Davis, Greenwoods, Jaeger, Debenhams, Gerald Boughton and Trotter and Deane.Wow! this town is better than I thought. I'm with Strictly Saturdays ballroom and latin dancing at the Apex John B 5 months, 2 weeks ago There are also toilets in the library if you are in the St John's Street area. I'm with Strictly Saturdays ballroom and latin dancing at the Apex Catherine B 5 months, 2 weeks ago I am sure lots of older people shop in the charity shops because they have done it since they were teenagers. It was 'the' place to shop when I was at college. the best dressed person I know always dresses from charity outlets. It does though take longer. I'm with Royal British Legion Aretas 5 months, 2 weeks ago Totally impractical, but wouldn't it be nice to have a quality hardware shop in the town centre? We get a little bit of one in the market on Wed and Sat, but I don't find the traders their particularly friendly.Clothes - I discovered shirts in charity shops about two years ago found some lovely ones. Partly, of course, it is the thrill of the chase.What would also make our town nicer would be a mandatory speed limit in Sainsburys and Tesco car parks.If Waitrose customers can drive properly why can't other supermarket customers also do so? Comments are closed. 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