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Commemorate VE Day safely message from Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils

7 May 2020

The chairs of Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Councils have urged residents in their districts to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day tomorrow (Friday 8 May 2020) safely from home.

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Stay safe and commemorate VE Day responsibly in Suffolk

6 May 2020

VE Day will be commemorated across Suffolk this Friday, just not as previously planned, with the government’s instructions requiring people to stay home and stay safe to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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Small businesses to benefit from new innovation and growth fund

4 May 2020

Councillors have today agreed a £300,000 funding programme for small businesses in towns and villages across Babergh and Mid Suffolk to be allocated over the next three years.  

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We know you've 'bin' waiting

1 May 2020

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are poised to re-launch their garden waste collections this month, after stopping them to protect essential collections during COVID-19.

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Council committee votes to reject Sproughton development

30 April 2020

Babergh District Council today refused full planning permission for 49 homes to be built in Sproughton, citing harm to heritage and a lack of proven justifiable need. 

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Approval for 98 homes enables much-needed sports facility for Haughley

29 April 2020

Detailed plans for 98 new homes in Haughley received the go ahead today – providing a range of community benefits for the village, including a new football pitch.

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£17m COVID-19 grant funding unclaimed by small businesses in Babergh and Mid Suffolk

29 April 2020

Over £28m has been awarded to eligible small businesses, shop owners and leisure organisations in Babergh and Mid Suffolk since the launch of the Government’s Small Business Grant and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants at the end of March.

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Green light for £2.2m extension at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre

28 April 2020

Plans for a £2.2m development and refurbishment at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre in Stowmarket have been given the go ahead today, which include an extension to the existing building.

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Online democracy in action

28 April 2020

Mid Suffolk District Council today held its first planning meeting using virtual technology – allowing public meetings to continue safely despite the lockdown.

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Local community groups to receive over £64,000 in emergency funding

28 April 2020

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have approved grants totalling more than £64,000 to support local communities in their response to COVID-19.

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