Single people who are struggling to find affordable accommodation are being matched up with householders with a spare bedroom in a pioneering scheme.
Communities in Babergh and Mid Suffolk are now able to apply for a share of £415,000 funding to develop Community Led Housing.
The former Mid Suffolk District Council offices in Needham Market have temporary occupants: Suffolk Police dogs in training.
Babergh and Mid Suffolk are hosting a free Funding and Volunteering Fair this February for community groups looking to attract more funding and volunteers across the districts.
Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre, which is operated by Everyone Active in partnership with Mid Suffolk District Council, is celebrating after being named as an excellent facility by an external assessor.
Babergh and Mid Suffolk residents have three weeks left to submit their comments on draft proposals to create a new council in the heart of Suffolk.
Some of the first council houses to be built in Babergh for more than 30 years are being advertised online to potential new residents, who must have a link to the local area.