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Communities Strategy

Our Communities Strategy

Babergh and Mid Suffolk are proud to be developing our first Communities Strategy which will respond to the big changes we're experiencing in local government and the inevitable challenges we face in the future. It will set out our vision for the type of future we want to develop with communities and stakeholders, and provide the foundations of what's needed to achieve it.

We want to continue to deliver high quality services that are valued by our communities, but we must be realistic that this means working in different ways.

The focus of this strategy is to create the right conditions for communities to work, as well as bring volunteers, community leaders and publicly funded services together to plan and provide support for each other in the most sustainable way. This will ensure our communities are resilient and connected places for people to live and work.

Read our draft Communities Strategy

Our consultation is open – we want your views

We're pleased to share with you our draft Communities Strategy. The strategy has been developed based on a wide range of views from our partners, with a clear understanding of local, current and future challenges. We also gathered feedback from stakeholders at our consultation events which took place during 2018.

We now want to hear your views on the strategy.

To take part, simply click the button below to fill out our short survey. This will be open from 21 January and closes on 1 March 2019.

Your feedback will help us to develop both our Communities Strategy and approach. The strategy is expected to be adopted by both councils in March 2019.

Take part in the consultation

Consultation responses – what you told us

A summary of consultation responses is anticipated to be posted here during March 2019.


Key council contacts:

  • Councillor Julie Flatman, Mid Suffolk District Council's Cabinet Member for Communities
  • Councillor Margaret Maybury, Babergh District Council's Cabinet Member for Communities