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Babergh agrees 3.4% council tax increase

Babergh residents will pay a higher council tax after councillors voted in favour of a 3.4 per cent precept increase as part of its 2017/18 budget.

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Little Waldingfield neighbourhood plan

A consultation has been launched following an application by Little Waldingfield Parish Council to designate the area to be covered by their Neighbourhood Development Plan.

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‘Trump should be given state visit’ says South Suffolk MP despite expressing his and constituents’ concerns

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge spoke out against rescinding an offer for US President Donald Trump to make a state visit to Britain despite sharing his and his constituents’ concerns at a parliamentary debate on Monday.

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Council grants changes to village caravan park

Babergh councillors have agreed to planning condition changes at a holiday caravan park in Assington.

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Babergh gives go ahead for homes at Melford tea rooms

Long Melford Parish Council has been left disappointed after plans for two new homes to be built on site of the Fanny Anne’s Tea Rooms were approved without being put to a planning committee.

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Labour amendment voted down at full Suffolk council

The Labour group’s budget amendment has been voted down by Conservative and UKIP Councillors following a meeting of full Council.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Defeat for Labour call for Suffolk to spend to save

A Labour move to spend more on Suffolk County Council services was defeated at a full council meeting yesterday.

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‘Undemocratic’ - Councillors’ anger at Babergh HQ move to Ipswich

Moving Babergh District Council’s offices to Ipswich would be a breach of trust and go against the verdict of the 2011 local referendum, say Labour councillors.

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Increase in number of rough sleepers in West Suffolk as councils receive funding to help them

Councils in Suffolk are to step up their efforts to help those at risk of becoming homeless and sleeping rough.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Babergh and Mid Suffolk to have hubs in Sudbury and Stowmarket when headquarters move to Ipswich

Residents of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils will still have customer access points in their respective districts once the two district councils move to Ipswich.

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Sudbury Fire Station retained their second fire engine following a campaign. Pictured: Firefighters Peter Bromley and Steven Bulmer

Labour aims to bring back full-time fire crew to town

The Labour Group at Suffolk County Council has proposed a £16 million budget amendment including having a full-time fire crew in Sudbury.

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An artist's impression of designs for retirement homes on the former Brett Works site in Hadleigh.

Tesco was a no but finally there’s a plan for Hadleigh’s derelict Brett Works site

After decades of controversy and failed bids, including the much-maligned Tesco plan, an application has been accepted for the former Brett Works site in Hadleigh.

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Pictured: James Cartlidge MP

‘I will vote to trigger Article 50 and secure best possible Brexit’

Well earlier this week the Government lost its appeal to the Supreme Court regarding the way in which the UK departs from the EU.

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Woodland given to homeowner over council in ‘squatter’s rights’ case

A woman who has looked after disputed woodland near her home on the edge of Sudbury for over a decade has been declared its rightful owner in a ‘squatter’s rights’ case.

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An artist's impression of designs for retirement homes on the former Brett Works site in Hadleigh.

Decision time for Brett Works site plans

Plans to redevelop the former Brett Works site in Hadleigh into retirement properties will be assessed by Babergh next week.

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Jenny Antill won the Sudbury Town Council By-election

County councillor wins by-election for town seat

Jenny Antill hopes to help Sudbury fulfil its potential as Sudbury’s new town councillor after winning a close by-election.

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Labour councillors Jack Owen and Sarah Page campaign for better support for the NHS.

Labour campaign for NHS

On Saturday morning Sudbury and Great Cornard Labour members campaigned at Sudbury market to call on Theresa May PM to give more funding to the NHS.

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Artist's impression of housing development at St Leonards, Sudbury

Redevelopment plans for St Leonards site

Developers have announced the purchase of a former hospital site in Sudbury, showing designs to turn the site into 12 new homes.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk’s cabinet backs its seventh council tax freeze

A freeze in council tax while increasing the Adult Social Care Precept was approved by Suffolk County Council’s cabinet on Tuesday.

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Sudbury Nick Miller wants Sudbury to keep more green spaces.
Picture Mark Westley

‘A Sudbury green belt would be good for wildlife and people’

Sprawling development is slowly but surely swallowing up the last wild spaces in the north and east of Sudbury, according to worried campaigners.

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