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  1. "Local Access for Local People" As Councils' Agree Community Based Locations for Future Services

    By Robert Carmichael on February 3rd, 2017

    Residents of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils will have improved community based locations for customer access points as both authorities continue to deliver their programme of better services for residents. The programme, which will also …

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  2. Day of free fitness fun gets Stowmarket active

    By Robert Carmichael on January 23rd, 2017

    People in Stowmarket have been given a helping hand to achieve their New Year’s fitness goals thanks to a local leisure provider. Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre, which is managed by Everyone Active, opened its doors for a day of free fitness fun on …

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  3. Upgraded gym opens its doors for a day of free fitness fun

    By Robert Carmichael on January 11th, 2017

    A newly refurbished leisure facility in Stowmarket is opening its doors to the public for a day of free fitness fun. The gym at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre has recently received a £100,000 upgrade, and Everyone Active is helping customers enjoy the …

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  4. Prosecution finds three guilty of Illegally sited mobile home

    By Robert Carmichael on December 14th, 2016

    Three individuals have been fined £1,050 for failure to remove a residential home and stored building materials from land in Burgate. On Monday 12 December 2016, three defendants were found guilty at Ipswich Magistrates Court of failing to comply …

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  5. Young people make over 1,000 Baubles as part of recycling campaign

    By Duncan Merren on December 8th, 2016

    Schools and groups from across Suffolk have made their own festive decorations as part of a campaign aimed at teaching children how they can have fun reducing their waste in the run up to Christmas. Following on from the successful 1,000 Suffolk …

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  6. Council Approves Changes to Sheltered Housing Services

    By Duncan Merren on December 6th, 2016

    Proposals for changes to the services provided for residents in Sheltered Housing schemes across Babergh and Mid Suffolk have been approved by councillors and tenants at a series of meetings held recently. The reshaping of the service took into …

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  7. Winners of campaign aimed at promoting glass recycling announced

    By Duncan Merren on November 23rd, 2016

    Three Suffolk residents have been declared winners of a county-wide competition aimed at promoting glass recycling. The ‘message in a bottle’ competition, organised by Suffolk Waste Partnership, was part of a campaign to promote glass recycling. …

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  8. Change the Way You Pay

    By Duncan Merren on November 15th, 2016

    Cash payments will cease being taken for Council Tax and Rent at the Needham Market office from 1st January 2017. The Council are changing the way we provide payment services at our Needham Market offices to fully utilise all the more efficient …

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  9. Better, simpler and effective website launched for local residents

    By Robert Carmichael on November 8th, 2016

    Residents of Mid Suffolk and Babergh are asked for feedback on new digital development. Two local authorities based in the heart of Suffolk are asking local residents for feedback as they roll out a brand new website as part of their work to deliver …

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  10. Councillors Shortlisted for National Awards

    By Duncan Merren on November 3rd, 2016

    On Tuesday evening Babergh and Mid Suffolk members joined other representatives from across the UK to pay tribute to the best and most innovative councillors in the country. The councillors gathered in London for the LGiU’s Cllr Awards. This …

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  11. Get your Recycling Right

    By Duncan Merren on October 31st, 2016

    A campaign is being launched today by the Suffolk Waste Partnership to highlight the importance of people getting their recycling right. This campaign sees a leaflet being sent out to every household in Suffolk to highlight what can and can’t go in …

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  12. Appointment of New Joint Chief Executive

    By Duncan Merren on October 25th, 2016

    A cross party Joint Appointment Panel for Babergh and Mid Suffolk has selected Arthur Charvonia as their preferred candidate for the post of Joint Chief Executive. Arthur Charvonia is currently employed as Strategic Director at Suffolk Coastal and …

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  13. London orchestra returns to Stowmarket

    By Duncan Merren on October 20th, 2016

    City of London Sinfonia, one of the country’s leading professional chamber orchestras, will be performing two Lullaby Concerts at Stowmarket United Reformed Church on Wednesday 26 October (10.30am and 2.00pm). Specially designed for children aged 2 …

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  14. Annual Electoral Canvass

    By Robert Carmichael on September 29th, 2016

    Each year we send a form to every property in the area to help us to produce an accurate register of all the electors. In order to know who is eligible to register to vote, we need to know who lives at every address. This form is for us to collect …

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  15. Mid Suffolk Chairman Presents Charity Donation

    By Duncan Merren on September 27th, 2016

    Cllr Elizabeth Gibson-Harries, Chairman of Mid Suffolk District Council presented a cheque for £1,195 to Home-Start Mid Suffolk at their Annual General Meeting which was held at Morton Hall Community Centre, Bury St Edmunds on Monday 26th September …

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  16. Councillors in Mid Suffolk Back Vital Public Access Strategy

    By Duncan Merren on September 22nd, 2016

    Councillors in Mid Suffolk have tonight given their backing to proposals to improve the delivery of public services from new Headquarters in Endeavour House.  In a report to the Council on its Public Access Strategy, which included deciding on four …

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  17. Launch of Project Aimed at Helping Pupils with Career Choices

    By Duncan Merren on September 21st, 2016

    A launch event for an exciting new project which aims to help prepare and enthuse students who are thinking about their career choices will be held at 2.30 pm in The Mansion Room, Wherstead Park, Ipswich, on the 26 Sept 2016. The project is called …

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  18. Councillors to decide Public Access and Accommodation model

    By Duncan Merren on September 13th, 2016

    Councillors in Babergh and Mid Suffolk will later this month vote on proposals to improve the delivery of public services.   In a report sent to councillors today ahead of Council Meetings in Babergh on 20 September 2016, and Mid Suffolk on 22 …

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  19. Council buys Middle School site for Redevelopment

    By Duncan Merren on August 26th, 2016

    Mid Suffolk District Council has bought the redundant Middle School and community buildings in School Street, Needham Market, from Suffolk County Council and will now be looking at plans to redevelop the site.  The Middle School closed in July 2015, …

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  20. Business Glass Collection Service Takes Off

    By Duncan Merren on August 25th, 2016

    Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils’ new kerbside Business Glass Collection Service has begun collecting glass from businesses across the districts. From June this year, the councils have offered businesses a service that collects waste glass …

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