Two men in safety googles working at machine

Boosting Green Jobs and Supporting Businesses in East of England

11 April 2024
Two new funds, with a combined value of up to £800,000 in support, are now open for applications, courtesy of Freeport East.
Voters will need an accepted form of photo ID to vote in person on 2 May.

Candidates announced for by-election in the Chilton (Stowmarket) ward

05 April 2024
The Mid Suffolk District Council by-election will take place on Thursday, 2 May.
Cllr John Ward and Cllr Andrew Stringer and field with pylons

Grid reinforcement can’t come at any environmental cost

22 March 2024
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have formally objected to National Grid’s plans for more electricity pylons between Bramford and Twinstead – saying the impact on the countryside is too great.
Cllr Carter and Cllr Winch and EPC rating diagram

£3.8m pledged for energy efficient council homes

21 March 2024
Work to make council homes warmer and bring down energy bills for tenants across Babergh and Mid Suffolk received a £1.6m boost in government funding this week.
A solar farm site with inset of Cllr Andrew Stringer

Council wants clarity from developer over major solar farm proposal

21 March 2024
Mid Suffolk District Council says a developer must provide more clarity around its plan for a ‘nationally significant’ new solar farm in the district
Participants attending Musical Memories event in Stowmarket

Mid Suffolk’s community spirit inspires ‘Musical Memories’

19 March 2024
Months of musical workshops came to a crescendo in Stowmarket after a long-running partnership between Mid Suffolk District Council, national charity Orchestras Live and a renowned professional orchestra.
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Cancer conman caught as part of councils’ crackdown

15 March 2024
A former tenant who pretended to have cancer to try to con his way up the council housing list is amongst the fraud and corruption tackled recently by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, according to an annual report.
A Member of the Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils Outreach team investing the report of a rough sleeper.

Councils pledge further help to prevent homelessness

14 March 2024
More than 1,500 households at risk of homelessness have been helped to keep a roof over their heads by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils since 2019
Children painting Easter eggs

Fun for families over the Easter holidays

12 March 2024
There's a wide range of activities on offer for children during the Easter holidays in Babergh and Mid Suffolk.
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Planning application submitted for new 44,000 sq ft distribution hub at Gateway 14, Stowmarket

11 March 2024
A planning application has been submitted to Mid-Suffolk District Council to construct a 44,000 sq ft distribution hub at Gateway 14, Stowmarket, for a major supplier of eco-friendly construction materials. 
Reception at Stradbroke Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre

Works underway to create Changing Places facilities in Stradbroke

07 March 2024
Works to create fully accessible toilet facilities have started at a council-run leisure centre, as part of work across Babergh and Mid Suffolk to improve facilities for those with additional needs
Council representatives receive iESE Council of the Year award

Councils named best in the UK at  prestigious awards ceremony

07 March 2024
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have taken the top honour at a prestigious local government awards ceremony
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils logo on blue background

Cash injection for local community projects 

05 March 2024
More than £510,000 is set to be reinvested into Babergh and Mid Suffolk communities thanks to funding collected from developers.
School pupils show support for Suffolk anti-idling campaign

New Suffolk campaign urges drivers to switch their engines off

01 March 2024
A new campaign urging Suffolk’s drivers to switch off their engines when parked has launched this March
Empty home with Cllr Winch and Cllr Carter

Tax premiums agreed for owners of second homes and empty properties

23 February 2024
Councillors have agreed higher tax premiums for owners of second homes and long-term empty properties in Babergh and Mid Suffolk
Tree planting with volunteers from Hadleigh Environmental Action Team (HEAT)

More of Suffolk’s tree cover and orchards to be restored

23 February 2024
1,877 new trees are being planted across the county by Suffolk’s councils, with a focus on re-establishing orchards
Cllr Andy Mellen and Cllr Rachel Eburne

Mid Suffolk agrees budget ‘to back communities and drive change’

23 February 2024
Council tax rise of 2% - or 7p a week - is lower than most local authorities.
Rural Transport Grants Scheme

Rural Transport Grants Scheme launches

20 February 2024
Funding available for community transport operators in Mid Suffolk is set to better connect local communities and reduce emissions
Chilton Fields and Cllr Tim Weller

Go-ahead for 'exciting' new sports facilities in Stowmarket

15 February 2024
Plans for ‘exciting’ new sports facilities in Stowmarket have been given the green light. 
Cllr John Ward and Cllr Andy Mellen

Council Leaders warn of ‘catastrophic effect’ of Suffolk County Council budget plans

13 February 2024
Proposed changes to Housing Related Support 'could impact on most vulnerable residents'.
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