Some of the 47 new OZEV-funded EV chargepoints in Babergh and Mid Suffolk

47 new electric vehicle chargepoints in council car parks thanks to £300k grant

31 May 2024
An additional 47 new electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints are now available in Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils’ car parks, to help more people transition to EV cars and reduce emissions
BMSDC fun day 2023

Half term fun for families in Babergh and Mid Suffolk

24 May 2024
A healthy selection of half term activities is on offer for children across the districts.
Cllr Andy Mellen

Housing issues and Stowmarket regeneration among targets in council’s new action plan

23 May 2024
Mid Suffolk District Council’s leader has outlined plans to address housing issues in the district, regenerate Stowmarket and further combat climate change.
Cllr Dan Pratt

New Mid Suffolk Chair elected and selects Food Museum as charity

22 May 2024
Cllr Dan Pratt has been elected as the new chair of Mid Suffolk District Council
Mid Suffolk District Council Chair, Cllr Rowland Warboys, has presented £1,055 to two Thornham Magna charities.

Council Chair presents funds to two Thornham Magna charities

22 May 2024
Mid Suffolk District Council Chair, Cllr Rowland Warboys presents £1,055 to two charities in Thornham Magna
Feel Good Suffolk logo

Feel Good Suffolk helps over 2,000 people to improve their health and wellbeing

16 May 2024
A service supporting Suffolk residents to make healthier choices has helped over 2,000 people to improve their health since its launch in October 2023.
Rickinghall Village Hall

Capital grant window reopens as £368k awarded in 23/24

16 May 2024
Community groups can apply for capital grants once more as Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils highlight some successful projects from the 2023/24 financial year.
Gateway 14

Gateway 14 continues to take shape as £18million agreed for Skills and Innovation Centre

15 May 2024
Funding of £18.8m has been agreed to create a Skills & Innovation Centre at Gateway 14
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils bin lorry

Food waste collections for Babergh and Mid Suffolk residents from 2026

15 May 2024
Funding to begin food waste collections in Babergh and Mid Suffolk from 2026 has been agreed, as part of a nationwide requirement by central government
Stowmarket Town sign in high street

Mid Suffolk agrees funding to support new Stowmarket Rangers initiative 

14 May 2024
Mid Suffolk District Council has committed £50,000 towards Stowmarket Town Council’s plans for a new rangers service, which will launch in the town later this summer.
Hadleigh swimming pool

Councils secure funding to improve swimming pools

09 May 2024
The councils have received funding to improve the districts' swimming pools.
CIL graphic featuring Stowmarket, Hadleigh, Lavenham and Eye.

Funding boost for Babergh and Mid Suffolk communities

07 May 2024
Town and parish councils are set to receive more than £1.2m in developer contributions.
A BMSDC compost giveaway in 2023

Grow, grow, grow! Compost giveaways taking place across the districts

03 May 2024
Green-fingered residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk can collect free compost from tomorrow
CIFCO montage

Councils' commercial property arm continues to outperform market

03 May 2024
Babergh and Mid Suffolk's commercial property investment company raised more than £1.26m in net income last year.
Two men in safety googles working at machine

Boosting Green Jobs and Supporting Businesses in East of England

11 April 2024
Two new funds, with a combined value of up to £800,000 in support, are now open for applications, courtesy of Freeport East.
Voters will need an accepted form of photo ID to vote in person on 2 May.

Candidates announced for by-election in the Chilton (Stowmarket) ward

05 April 2024
The Mid Suffolk District Council by-election will take place on Thursday, 2 May.
Cllr John Ward and Cllr Andrew Stringer and field with pylons

Grid reinforcement can’t come at any environmental cost

22 March 2024
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have formally objected to National Grid’s plans for more electricity pylons between Bramford and Twinstead – saying the impact on the countryside is too great.
Cllr Carter and Cllr Winch and EPC rating diagram

£3.8m pledged for energy efficient council homes

21 March 2024
Work to make council homes warmer and bring down energy bills for tenants across Babergh and Mid Suffolk received a £1.6m boost in government funding this week.
A solar farm site with inset of Cllr Andrew Stringer

Council wants clarity from developer over major solar farm proposal

21 March 2024
Mid Suffolk District Council says a developer must provide more clarity around its plan for a ‘nationally significant’ new solar farm in the district
Participants attending Musical Memories event in Stowmarket

Mid Suffolk’s community spirit inspires ‘Musical Memories’

19 March 2024
Months of musical workshops came to a crescendo in Stowmarket after a long-running partnership between Mid Suffolk District Council, national charity Orchestras Live and a renowned professional orchestra.
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