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Tree planting with volunteers from Hadleigh Environmental Action Team (HEAT)

More of Suffolk’s tree cover and orchards to be restored

23 February 2024
1,877 new trees are being planted across the county by Suffolk’s councils, with a focus on re-establishing orchards
Empty home with Cllr Winch and Cllr Carter

Tax premiums agreed for owners of second homes and empty properties

23 February 2024
Councillors at Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have agreed higher tax premiums for owners of second homes and long-term empty properties.
Magdalene Road car park in Hadleigh

Parking charges petition is heard as council considers next steps

21 February 2024
Engagement with towns and parishes over proposals continuing until early March.
Cllr Dave Busby, Cllr Deborah Saw and Cllr John Ward

Support pledged for environment, economy and communities – despite warning of ‘financial cliff edge’

21 February 2024
Council tax rise of 2.99% - an increase of 10p a week - is agreed by Babergh.
Cllr John Ward and Cllr Andy Mellen

Council Leaders warn of ‘catastrophic effect’ of Suffolk County Council budget plans

13 February 2024
Proposed changes to Housing Related Support 'could impact on most vulnerable residents'.
Loft insulation installation

Councils’ loft insulation offer for Suffolk homes

09 February 2024
Funding is available to help Suffolk residents make their homes warmer and save money on their energy bills
The Hold in Ipswich will host the retrofit solutions conference

Making Suffolk’s older properties more energy efficient and cheaper to run

08 February 2024
A free event to explore making Suffolk’s older homes more energy efficient will take place at The Hold in Ipswich on 6 March 2024
The Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council building control team receive their LABC award, January 2024.

Babergh and Mid Suffolk building control wins award for “excellent” barn conversion

29 January 2024
The Babergh and Mid Suffolk building control team is celebrating after receiving a prestigious national award.
Bury St Edmunds-based Ecocarriers

Funding available for community action on climate change

25 January 2024
Monies available for community projects which are tackling climate change and carbon reduction
Layham Road Sports Ground, with insets of Cllr Deborah Saw and Cllr Tim Weller.

£230,000 awarded to community projects across the districts

24 January 2024
Projects across Babergh and Mid Suffolk have received a share of £230,000 in grants and funding.
Cllrs David Busby, Deborah Saw and John Ward

Babergh urges Government to fix 'broken' funding for councils

17 January 2024
Council leaders are calling for the Government to address a local authority funding crisis
Paper plane marked with an X - All abroad

More Brits overseas can now vote

16 January 2024
British citizens living abroad are now eligible to register to vote in UK general elections, regardless of how long they’ve been living outside the UK.
Belle Vue cafe and toilet impression - November 2023

New café and toilet block for Belle Vue Park

10 January 2024
Plans for a new cafe and toilet block in Vue Park have been approved
car parking in Babergh

Further engagement over parking charges in bid to balance finances

09 January 2024
Council facing budget gap of £1.8million considers next steps
Representatives from Babergh District Council and Sudbury Town Council at newly refurbished Gaol Lane toilets

New public toilets for Sudbury

08 January 2024
Public toilets in Gaol Lane in Sudbury have undergone a complete refurbishment
2023 housing development BMSDC

New Year in new homes – council housing boost

05 January 2024
Tenants have picked up the keys to more than 120 new affordable, high-quality council homes over the last 12 months.
Communities Together East Anglia host a session in 2023

Councils award funding to provide warm spaces this winter

04 January 2024
31 community projects have received a share of more than £36,000 to help their communities this winter.
Cllr Jessie Carter, Babergh cabinet member for housing, and Cllr Richard Winch, Mid Suffolk cabinet member for housing and property. Credit: Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils/Bigstock

Councillors to consider tax premiums for owners of second homes and empty properties

28 December 2023
'Unacceptable' that homes are standing empty without valid reason.
Babergh District Council wants to minimise disruption to residents from building sites, with Cllr Deborah Saw (inset) saying the Considerate Constructors Scheme offers additional reassurance.  Credit: Bigstock/Babergh District Council

'Building in Babergh? Be a good neighbour'

27 December 2023
Action taken to protect residents from construction site disruption
Christmas opening times sign

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas

22 December 2023
We will be continuing to support our residents, businesses and communities throughout the festive period.
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