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Leisure upgrade provides post-lockdown boost

10 August 2020

A £2.4m extension and refurbishment at Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury is making it possible for more customers to enjoy a safe return to fitness following lockdown.

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Sudbury’s next generation join the fight against littering

7 August 2020

A family litter picking scheme run by Sudbury Town Council’s community wardens, supported by Babergh District Council, is set to ensure Sudbury remains one of Suffolk’s cleanest towns.

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Suffolk’s resilience partners urge people to queue responsibly outside bars and pubs

7 August 2020

Those looking to enjoy a drink with their friends this weekend are being urged to remember Coronavirus is still a very real threat to everyone’s health.

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Great days out at Needham Lake

7 August 2020

The summer holidays are now in full swing, and visitors to Needham Lake can enjoy a day out complete with an ice cream from the new converted trailer being run by the team from Cabbages and Kings.

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Over £1m of COVID-19 funding still available to businesses in Babergh and Mid Suffolk

5 August 2020

Almost 4000 businesses in Babergh and Mid Suffolk have benefited from COVID-19 business grants since March but there is still over £1m worth of funding available to claim before the scheme closes.

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Babergh and Mid Suffolk receive Government funding to install solar carports

4 August 2020

Environmentally-friendly initiatives across Babergh and Mid Suffolk, including electricity micro-generation and solar storage carports, have received up to £800,000 of government matched funding.

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Council homes for Eye get go-ahead

4 August 2020

The long-awaited redevelopment of a former care home in Eye took a major step forward this week with planning permission granted for 16 ‘affordable homes’ to be built on the site.

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Approval for Wherstead industrial park helps get Babergh back in business

29 July 2020

Babergh District Council today approved plans for new commercial units in Wherstead – generating investment and 300 jobs in the area, in addition to paving the way for much-needed highways improvements.

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Wheels in motion for Babergh and Mid Suffolk’s healthy future

27 July 2020

Last week, councillors at Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils approved proposals to create a joint Sustainable Travel Action Plan. The aim is to further encourage sustainable transport, following cross-party support.

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Councils advance vision for great communities

24 July 2020

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have this week approved a timetable for the Joint Local Plan – further supporting the councils’ ambition to build thriving communities with bright and healthy futures.

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