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District leaders support call for Government Rural Strategy

1 March 2019

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council leaders are supporting the demands of the Rural Service Network for central government to recognise the needs of rural communities and develop a Rural Strategy.

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Mid Suffolk's Plans for Housing in Needham Market Approved

27 February 2019

Proposals for the regeneration of the former Mid Suffolk offices and the former Needham Market Middle School have been approved, giving the green light for new housing and retail in Needham Market.

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Mid Suffolk adopts budget for 2019/20

21 February 2019

Mid Suffolk District Council this week voted to approve their budget for 2019/20, including an increase in Council Tax of £3.26 for a Band D Property.

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Babergh sets budget for coming year

19 February 2019

Babergh District Council this week voted to approve its budget for 2018/19, including a £5 a year increase in Council Tax.

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Serial Fly Tipper Sentenced to 15 Months

19 February 2019

A man found guilty of fly-tipping over 28 tons of commercial and industrial waste in Mid Suffolk and Babergh was today sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court to 15 months imprisonment.

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Popular Tree for Life scheme to continue into 2019

14 February 2019

Following the huge popularity of Mid Suffolk’s Tree for Life pilot, the hit scheme will be continuing into 2019.

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Pioneering project helps young people take next step

11 February 2019

A pioneering partnership in Mid Suffolk is helping young people to take their next step into employment, or on to further education and training.

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Councils launch online portal for customers

6 February 2019

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, along with Ipswich Borough Council have launched MyAccount, an online portal which provides residents and businesses with paperless bills, 24-hour account access and more.

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Councils' Public Database Nominated for National Award

4 February 2019

A Babergh and Mid Suffolk database that is the first of its kind in the country has been nominated for the prestigious RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2019.

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Mid Suffolk's New Parking Plan to be Considered

31 January 2019

Mid Suffolk District Council’s Cabinet will next week be asked to approve a consultation on a new parking plan, proposing greater powers to clamp down on people who park illegally while seeing no rise in current parking charges, for the district.

The draft Joint Area Parking Plan, which does not include any proposals to increase car parking charges in Mid Suffolk, sets out eight parking policy objectives and what they are intended to achieve. They include proposals that will:

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