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Hadleigh Family Fun Day 2023

Communities invited to ‘fun days’ across the districts

09 July 2024
Community Fun Days are taking place at six locations across Babergh and Mid Suffolk.
Chris Packham speaks at Suffolk Youth Climate Conference 2024

250 young people take part in Suffolk Youth Climate Conference

05 July 2024
250 local schoolchildren have pledged to write to their local Member of Parliament about climate change having been inspired by guest speaker, Chris Packham, at this year’s Suffolk Youth Climate Conference
Some of the 47 new OZEV-funded EV chargepoints in Babergh and Mid Suffolk

47 new electric vehicle chargepoints in council car parks thanks to £300k grant

31 May 2024
An additional 47 new electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints are now available in Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils’ car parks, to help more people transition to EV cars and reduce emissions
BMSDC fun day 2023

Half term fun for families in Babergh and Mid Suffolk

24 May 2024
A healthy selection of half term activities is on offer for children across the districts.
Cllr Deborah Saw

Newly-elected council leader: ‘We need to rethink, rebuild and repair”  

20 May 2024
Cllr Deborah Saw has been elected the new leader of Babergh District Council.
Babergh Council Chair, Cllr Malvisi presents the cheque to the Stour Valley Men’s Shed Chairman Adrian Beckham

Thousands raised for Men’s Shed by council Chair

17 May 2024
Babergh Council Chair, Cllr Elisabeth Malvisi presents cheque for £3,280 to Stour Valley Men’s Shed.
Rickinghall Village Hall

Capital grant window reopens as £368k awarded in 23/24

16 May 2024
Community groups can apply for capital grants once more as Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils highlight some successful projects from the 2023/24 financial year.
Feel Good Suffolk logo

Feel Good Suffolk helps over 2,000 people to improve their health and wellbeing

16 May 2024
A service supporting Suffolk residents to make healthier choices has helped over 2,000 people to improve their health since its launch in October 2023.
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils bin lorry

Food waste collections for Babergh and Mid Suffolk residents from 2026

15 May 2024
Funding to begin food waste collections in Babergh and Mid Suffolk from 2026 has been agreed, as part of a nationwide requirement by central government
Hadleigh swimming pool

Councils secure funding to improve swimming pools

09 May 2024
The councils have received funding to improve the districts' swimming pools.
CIL graphic featuring Stowmarket, Hadleigh, Lavenham and Eye.

Funding boost for Babergh and Mid Suffolk communities

07 May 2024
Town and parish councils are set to receive more than £1.2m in developer contributions.
CIFCO montage

Councils' commercial property arm continues to outperform market

03 May 2024
Babergh and Mid Suffolk's commercial property investment company raised more than £1.26m in net income last year.
A BMSDC compost giveaway in 2023

Grow, grow, grow! Compost giveaways taking place across the districts

03 May 2024
Green-fingered residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk can collect free compost from tomorrow
Babergh District Council is set to introduce short-term parking charges

Short-term parking charges to be further discussed

23 April 2024
Cabinet will look at issues raised following call-in of decision.
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.
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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
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