Frederick Cook, CEO of Assington Autos Ltd, receives the Carbon Charter award.

Babergh business receives award for carbon reduction

11 April 2024
A business near Sudbury has been presented with a special award for its dedication to carbon reduction and environmental work.
A picture of a car park payment machine in Sudbury

‘Modest’ parking charge proposals agreed, with further measures to limit impact

08 April 2024
Council says huge financial pressures mean it cannot continue to subsidise free parking in Sudbury, Hadleigh and Lavenham.
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.
File labelled 'investigations'

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.
Babergh car park

Parking charge proposals include reductions for shop workers and long stay visitors

08 March 2024
Details of proposed short term parking charges in Babergh have been published.
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
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
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
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
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
Magdalene Road car park in Hadleigh

Parking charges petition is heard as council considers next steps

21 February 2024
Engagement with towns and parishes over proposals continuing until early March.
Cllr Dave Busby, Cllr Deborah Saw and Cllr John Ward

Support pledged for environment, economy and communities – despite warning of ‘financial cliff edge’

21 February 2024
Council tax rise of 2.99% - an increase of 10p a week - is agreed by Babergh.
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'.
Loft insulation installation

Councils’ loft insulation offer for Suffolk homes

09 February 2024
Funding is available to help Suffolk residents make their homes warmer and save money on their energy bills
The Hold in Ipswich will host the retrofit solutions conference

Making Suffolk’s older properties more energy efficient and cheaper to run

08 February 2024
A free event to explore making Suffolk’s older homes more energy efficient will take place at The Hold in Ipswich on 6 March 2024
The Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council building control team receive their LABC award, January 2024.

Babergh and Mid Suffolk building control wins award for “excellent” barn conversion

29 January 2024
The Babergh and Mid Suffolk building control team is celebrating after receiving a prestigious national award.
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