St Edmundsbury Borough Councillor Jane Midwood has emailed the Parish Council with the following message:
"I am sure you will be delighted to hear that, last night, St Edmundsbury Borough Council at its Full Council meeting voted to accept the recommendation of the Democraatic Working Party and keep the parish boundaries of Withersfield as they are at present.
Members of Haverhill Town Council were not in agreement with this decision. It was quite a rocky ride but I am delighted with the outcome.
This recommendation will go for consideration by the Boundary Commission.
This means that Hanchett End, Barsey Close and the Arboretum will remain part of Wthersfield Parish and not move to Haverhill.