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Our Covid-19 (Coronavirus) response
We, along with our partners, continue to monitor and respond to the impacts of Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
Suffolk Advice and Support Service
Hardship Fund: For financial advice or support with access to food, call The Suffolk Advice and Support Service on 0800 068 3131.
Covid-19 business grants now available
Businesses in Babergh and Mid Suffolk who have had to close their doors to customers or have been significantly financially impacted by the recent lockdown measures may be eligible for a second wave of grant funding.
Councillors approve foundation for future growth
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils recently finalised their Joint Local Plan – paving the way for sustainable housing growth, employment opportunities, and thriving communities with bright and healthy futures.
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Current infection rates and pressure on county’s hospitals among reasons for Suffolk entering tier two restrictions
Press release issued on behalf of Suffolk Resilience Forum, made up of partners across Suffolk, including Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils.
Covid-19 support grant scheme expanded
Further grant funding for businesses in Babergh and Mid Suffolk has been announced as part of the Government’s Covid-19 support packages which include the recently launched Local Restrictions Support Grant.
CIFCO acquires further properties to generate income for local councils
Property investment company CIFCO Capital Ltd has purchased three further properties this month totalling almost £10.5m, to bring in future income for councils to invest back into local communities.
Cross-party councillors in agreement on response to planning system overhaul
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councillors are united in their response to the Government’s Planning for the Future consultation – insisting that proposals must not be at the detriment of local communities and should not lose focus on the challenges facing rural districts.