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Avian Influenza (bird flu) update

14 March 2022

Over the weekend, 11/12 March, two more cases of Avian Influenza (bird flu) have been confirmed at properties near Redgrave and Market Weston, bringing the total to four outbreaks in Suffolk, affecting over 50,000 birds, since the start of the year.

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Residents, tenants and landlords urged to lower energy bills

11 March 2022

Residents, tenants and landlords across Babergh and Mid Suffolk are being offered help to reduce the environmental impact of their homes, improve energy efficiency, and lower their energy use with a range of council support.

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Councils mark significant progress against climate change and biodiversity ambitions

9 March 2022

This week, we published our first climate change and biodiversity annual reports for both councils.

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Bury St Edmunds to host finish of opening stage of The Women's Tour

8 March 2022

The Women’s Tour, Britain’s biggest and longest running international women’s cycling stage race, will return to Bury St Edmunds this summer as the Suffolk town hosts the finish of the opening stage on Monday 6 June.

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The search is on for Norfolk and Suffolk’s most Tasty Toastie

7 March 2022

A competition, open to Babergh and Mid Suffolk residents, to find Norfolk and Suffolk’s most Tasty Toastie launches today.

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Community improvements funded by local development

7 March 2022

Community Infrastructure Levy bids of more than £175,000 to help improve local facilities and play areas across Mid Suffolk received the go-ahead this week.

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Plans for Belle Vue Park entrance submitted

3 March 2022

A planning application for a new entrance to Belle Vue Park in Sudbury has been submitted by Babergh District Council.

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200 new trees planted thanks to Forestry Commission funding

3 March 2022

Last month, more than 200 new trees were planted by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, thanks to a previously successful Suffolk bid to the Forestry Commission's Local Authority Treescapes Fund.

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Bird Flu outbreaks in Mid Suffolk

28 February 2022

This month, the UK’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1, commonly known as bird flu, at a small holding near Elmswell and a premises in Redgrave, in the district of Mid Suffolk.

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Additional funding to support districts’ rough sleepers

28 February 2022

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have been awarded £324k to provide specialised emergency accommodation for rough sleepers and those at risk of homelessness.

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