Your thoughts on Glemsford housing

Stephen Plumb, Babergh district councillor for Glemsford, is holding his ward Surgery on Friday, October 21 at midday at Glemsford Village Hall.

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The pre-planning application consultation for Sudbury's proposed new bus station in Girling Street. ANL-161014-201443001

Mixed views at Sudbury bus station consultation but majority oppose Girling Street proposal

The majority of residents attending tonight’s consultation on Sudbury’s proposed new bus station in Girling Street car park have criticised the plans but there was some support for the redevelopment of the Hamilton Road Quarter.

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock

MPs welcome £30m boost to Suffolk broadband plan

Suffolk has become the first area in the UK to formally agree a second contract as part of the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme.

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Former Suffolk Show president and community leader Dennis Dyball dies aged 91

A former president of the Suffolk Show and community leader, who was a ‘man of the countryside’, has died aged 91.

Devolution deal ‘is a Suffolk takeover’, claims Norfolk MP

Devolution deal ‘is a Suffolk takeover’, claims Norfolk MP

A West Norfolk MP has condemned devolution proposals which he claims amount to a “Suffolk takeover” of Norfolk.

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Meeting on Acton path resurfacing

Objections to the resurfacing of a rural footpath in Acton have resulted in a meeting of residents, the parish council, Suffolk Highways, rights of way team and county councillor Colin Spence.

The late Robert Clifton-Brown as Mayor of St Edmundsbury in 2002 with his wife, Elizabeth, and The Queen who visited for her Golden Jubilee celebrations in July of that year

Tributes to ‘dedicated’ St Edmundsbury councillor and ‘devoted’ family man

Tributes have been paid to a long-serving and ‘dedicated’ councillor who passed away last weekend.

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Consultation on Sudbury bus station criticised by campaigners

A campaign group set up to oppose the proposed move of Sudbury’s bus station to the Girling Street car park has reacted to the pre-planning consultation set up by Suffolk County Council.

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Historic Suffolk village’s fears of fire spark safety operation - Action timely as 15th century pub hit by blaze

Fears by residents in Lavenham over fire dangers in their historic village have sparked off a county-wide operation to check every fire hydrant in Suffolk properly - all 17,000 of them.

Long Melford Bull Lane development.
Councillors John Watts chair of planning Long Melford PC, John Nunn parish and district councillor and Richard Kemp Parish district and county councillor
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Council opposition to Melford development

Last week, Long Melford Parish Council rejected revised proposals from Hopkins Homes for 71 new homes in Bull Lane.

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‘Why are we urbanising our beautiful rural village?’

A business owner who feels a pathway is being unnecessarily tarmacked has warned that the “creeping urbanisation” of South Suffolk’s rural villages could harm tourism.

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Market day bus service saved

A market day bus service to Sudbury has been saved, meaning villagers have at least one connection to Sudbury a week.

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‘We really do care about our residents’

Babergh has responded to criticism of its plans to close some sheltered housing by saying it is responding to falling demand, promising to support any residents who wish to move and suggesting the door has not been closed on financial assistance.

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Million-year-old piece of Kersey history saved from destruction

Outraged locals rushed to stop “health and safety” workmen digging up a lump of stone in the middle of their village - and saved a million-year-old piece of history.

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Work goes on for Dove Meadow path

Work is continuing to create a linking path between Sudbury and Great Cornard.

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‘Why do we still have the pot holes?’

John Nunn, Suffolk county councillor for Long Melford, has questioned why pot holes in the village have not been fixed, despite making requests a year ago.

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Designs revealed for Sudbury’s new bus station as consultation opens

The latest designs for Sudbury’s proposed new bus station have been revealed as a public pre-planning consultation begins.

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Trevor Sheldrick is Hadleigh's new county councillor ANL-160927-162913001

Hadleigh mayor wins seat on county council

Hadleigh’s mayor won back the town’s Suffolk County Council seat for the Liberal Democrats in last week’s by-election, meaning the Conservatives have lost their majority on the council.

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“Devolution is the biggest opportunity” Norfolk and Suffolk will ever have says LEP chief

The Chairman of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, Mark Pendlington, has chosen the LEP’s Annual General Meeting to send a clear message to those in the East who have not yet pledged their support for the Devolution Agreement for Norfolk and Suffolk.

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Councillors in Mid Suffolk approve headquarters move

Councillors in Mid Suffolk have backed plans to move their headquarters to Ipswich in a bid to cut costs and improve services.

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