On Friday 13 October 2017, simultaneous Meetings of both Babergh’s and Mid Suffolk’s Cabinets voted on the options for exploring Babergh and Mid Suffolk’s future relationship. The Cabinets resolved:
- That Cabinet provisionally endorses the approach of formally dissolving the two district councils; and creating of a new, larger, District Council;
- That the Councils utilise Transformation Funding to jointly conduct stakeholder, public and staff engagement during Autumn 2017.
- Subject to the outcome of that public engagement a draft (DCLG compliant) business case for the dissolution of BMSDC and creation of a new single district council for the area could be considered by each Council.
Work will now commence on designing and delivering a full engagement process, covering the public, staff and all stakeholders.