Children doing Christmas crafts.

Activities offer families peace and joy this Christmas

08 December 2023
The councils are offering a range of festive activities to keep children and young people entertained this Christmas.
Net zero

£2 million pledged to accelerate climate emergency action in Suffolk

04 December 2023
A further £2million has been pledged by Suffolk Public Sector Leaders to tackle the climate emergency.
Homelessness reduction consultation

Homelessness and rough sleeping strategy open for consultation

04 December 2023
The councils are asking residents and organisations for their view on tackling homelessness and rough sleeping to help shape their future strategy.
Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils call on landowners to support nature recovery

Call for land to support nature recovery

30 November 2023
Councils call on local landowners to help them increase local tree coverage and improve biodiversity
Person being arrested

£1.4m to tackle criminal exploitation in Suffolk

28 November 2023
Suffolk Public Sector Leaders have awarded £1.4m to tackle criminal exploitation in Suffolk
Babergh deputy leader, Cllr Deborah Saw, and acting leader Cllr John Ward

'Constable Country is not for sale'

22 November 2023
Council restates objections to a new row of electricity pylons cutting through the countryside after Chancellor's Autumn Statement.
Joint Babergh and Mid Suffolk logo

Blueprint for districts’ development adopted by councils

22 November 2023
The councils have formally adopted their Joint Local Plan - the blueprint for the districts' future development until 2037.
Living well in winter grant has been launched

Councils launch new winter grant to tackle social isolation

21 November 2023
The councils have launched a new grant to help communities this winter.
Latest news

Financial aid for flood-affected properties in Suffolk imminent as number of reports hits 750

10 November 2023
Residents who experienced exceptional property flooding during Storm Babet will start receiving financial support during November.
A new online survey has been launched by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils

Help shape the future of the Babergh and Mid Suffolk districts

09 November 2023
Tell us what matters most to your community in our new online survey
Hadleigh Pool and Leisure

Council welcomes funding to help meet swimming pool energy costs

08 November 2023
Babergh District Council has been awarded funding to help offset increased costs at Hadleigh Pool & Leisure
Electoral Commission graphic about absent voting changes

Postal and proxy voting changes

07 November 2023
Changes to postal and proxy voting came into force on 31 October 2023, and will apply to all elections in England
Councillors Saw and Stringer

Time to make our listed buildings ready for the future?

07 November 2023
Consultation into new measures which would streamline sensitive energy efficiency upgrades.
The planning application at Belle Vue Park.

Council submits planning application for new café and toilet block in Belle Vue Park

06 November 2023
The council has submitted a planning application for a new cafe and toilet block in Belle Vue Park
Cllr Jessie Carter, Babergh cabinet member for housing, and Cllr Richard Winch, Babergh cabinet member for housing and property

Extra £1.6m set for council home repairs and improvements

03 November 2023
Additional funds will help clear backlog of work which mounted during Covid pandemic
Aerial shot of housing development

£1.3m boost for Babergh and Mid Suffolk communities

26 October 2023
Town and parish councils in Babergh and Mid Suffolk will receive more than £1.3 million in developer contributions this month
Flood warning sign

Storm Babet: who you can contact and what to do after a flood

26 October 2023
Who to contact and updated flood support information
A tractor ferrying school pupils through floodwater in Debenham on Friday afternoon. Credit: Phil Mason

Thank you to community heroes as flood recovery work continues

22 October 2023
Worst flooding for years results in huge show of community spirit
Severe flooding has hit many parts of Babergh and Mid Suffolk

Flood warnings still in place on Saturday evening

21 October 2023
Continued caution is advised with flood warnings remaining in place across the Babergh and Mid Suffolk districts
Flood warning sign

Update: flood rescues continue after severe flooding

20 October 2023
Flood warnings remain in place as major incident continues
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