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Councils to consider move to clamp down on Council Tax fraud – while helping those in need

23 December 2019

Penalties may be introduced in Babergh and Mid Suffolk to tackle council tax fraud, alongside new protocol to help those in genuine need, following cabinet discussions next month.

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Next phase in development of Needham Lake visitor centre and café agreed

13 December 2019

Plans for a £600,000 visitor centre/cafe at Needham Lake have been approved and a local operator selected to run it – supporting local youth work and boosting tourism to the town.

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Tearoom and Chinese takeaway to pay more than £4k

11 December 2019

A tearoom in Lavenham and Chinese takeaway in Sudbury are to pay more than £4k after they were found guilty of multiple food offences at Ipswich Magistrates Court this week.

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1000 Endangered Animals

4 December 2019

This Christmas the Suffolk Waste Partnership’s celebration of recycling takes on a theme of endangered animals.

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Hundreds of local businesses realise benefits of reducing carbon emissions – and you can join them

8 November 2019

Suffolk businesses are invited to attend an event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Suffolk Carbon Charter and to hear from those who have successfully reduced their carbon emissions.

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More than £791k funding boost for communities

6 November 2019

Communities across Babergh and Mid Suffolk have received a funding boost totalling £791,000, for local projects including a community gallery at Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury, as well as a new car park and bus shelter.

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Belle Vue House – options for its future

5 November 2019

A community health and wellbeing centre, sheltered housing with a café and heritage centre, or residential conversions are amongst the options suggested for Belle Vue House in Sudbury.

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Artist commissioned for new pool

4 November 2019

Suffolk-based artist Jo Chapman has been commissioned to work with community groups in Hadleigh to design a sunshade for the new pool.

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New study promises exciting future for Sudbury

1 November 2019

A new study is set to propose a range of options to breathe new life into Sudbury town centre – boosting the local economy and positioning Market Hill as the cultural heart of the community.

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Tree for Life for new arrivals

1 November 2019

A new Tree for Life scheme means families across Babergh can join those in Mid Suffolk in claiming a free tree to mark the arrival of a child, enhancing biodiversity in the districts.

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