Parish poll will go ahead to determine Thetford bus station opinion

A parish poll will be held within the next six weeks to determine whether people are in favour of relocating Thetford’s bus station.

The decision to hold a referendum was taken at a parish meeting last night (Monday) at which scores of people turned out to have their say.

And the mood was one of discontent with proposals to move the bus station from its current Anchor site to one between St Nicholas Street and Minstergate.

It was standing room only at the Guildhall on the Market Place as the Thetford Society’s environment committee chairman, Stuart Wilson, put forward the case in favour of holding a poll.

He began by thanking the town council for arranging the meeting, which was presided over by town mayor Derek Mortimer, and added: “I’m sure there are people asking what my expectations are in going down this route. I understand it will not be legally binding but I hope it will give Breckland Council an idea of what we want for the town.

“I hope Breckland will have the good grace to listen to the electorate.”

See tomorrow’s paper for more.