Politics

Politics

Sudbury town and district councillor steps down

A Sudbury town and district councillor has resigned from both of his roles, stating he felt he could no longer complete the goals he set out to deliver when he entered local government.

News
Villagers in Liston are against plans to develop former factory site to homes, quadrupling size of village

Long Melford councillors add to growing opposition to 122-home plan in Liston

Long Melford Parish Council has expressed its opposition to plans for a major homes development in nearby Liston, echoing the concerns of Foxearth and Liston Parish Council.

News
Cllr Jennie Jenkins

Babergh District Council unveils new Cabinet and governance model

Babergh District Council has re-elected Cllr Jennie Jenkins as leader, and also unveiled the new cabinet system which will support her in running the council.

News
Councillors and members of the public speak at an extrordinary meeting of the Foxearth & Liston Parish Council where the proposed Stafford Park development was on the agenda.
Pic - Richard Marsham

Parish council voices objections to 122-home proposal in Liston

Foxearth and Liston Parish Council has continued its objection to plans for a major housing development, despite efforts by the developer to address significant concerns about the proposal.

News
Ann Harrington has issues about the building work by her home saying they have crossed a public right of way without an offer of compensation.
Also, building work has caused crack and a holes to appear in her walls and tiles to come loose with no written offer of repairs or compensation.


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Neighbour’s concern over work on homes

The development of 110 homes has come under fire from a Great Cornard resident after she claimed work had caused damage to her home.

Politics 1
Sudbury Green Belt Group at green space on the edge of Sudbury near the health centre.

Sudbury Green Belt Group discusses aims

Sudbury Green Belt Group met recently to discuss future development and the need for open spaces.

News
Arthur Kemp, of Cavendish.

Desperate plea to stop flooding in Cavendish

A Cavendish resident has accused Suffolk County Council of failing to act after a neighbour’s property was flooded 19 times in five years.

News
Cllr Jennie Jenkins

New governance system at Babergh

Babergh District Council has adopted a new governance system.

News
Peter Burgoyne, chairman of Babergh District Council

Councillor pleased to retain Babergh chairman role

Peter Burgoyne will continue as Babergh District Council chairman, while Sudbury councillor Jan Osborne has been confirmed as the council’s new deputy leader.

News
Artist's impression of the 1,250-home Chilton Woods development

More homes added to long awaited Chilton Woods scheme on edge of Sudbury

Fifty more homes have been added to the long-awaited Chilton Woods development on the edge of Sudbury.

News
Sudbury town councillor Jan Osborne.

Flats application at former Sudbury tax office site sparks town council’s objections

The latest proposal to convert the former site of the Sudbury tax office into a new block of flats has sparked further objections.

News
2017 South Suffolk general election hustings at St Peter's Church in Sudbury. From left: Nigel Bennett (Lib Dem), Emma Bishton (Labour), James Cartlidge (Conservative), moderator David Lamming, Robert Lindsay (Green), Aidan Powlesland (UKIP). Photo by Thomas Malina.

South Suffolk candidates clash at General Election hustings in Sudbury

Candidates seeking to become the next MP for South Suffolk clashed on Brexit, social care, housing and other issues in a spirited hustings event in Sudbury on Tuesday.

News
Long Melford pot holes.
Hall Street Cllr Richard Kemp and with staff from LM Pharmacy, Harry Potter, Chloe Ward and Jo Eggby.

Picture Mark Westley

Call for action to repair potholes across South Suffolk

A call for action has been sounded to address ongoing issues with potholes – after it was revealed over £10,000 was paid to claimants in the last year.

News
HADLEIGH MAYOR

Yvonne Free is the new mayor of Hadleigh for the 2017/2018 council year.
Picture Mark Westley

I’m honoured by role, says new Hadleigh mayor

The new mayor of Hadleigh says she is looking forward to making progress on key issues over the next year, after being voted in by Hadleigh Town Council.

News
General Election husting event cancelled

Sudbury election hustings cancelled after Manchester bomb attack

A General Election hustings that was set to take place in Sudbury tonight has been cancelled following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night.

News
Latest community news from the Suffolk Free Press, suffolkfreepress.co.uk, @sfpsudbury on Twitter

Meeting to discuss Glemsford and Stanstead neighbourhood plan

Villagers in Glemsford and Stanstead will be able to ask questions about the creation of a neighbourhood plan at a meeting on Tuesday.

News
Latest community news from the Suffolk Free Press, suffolkfreepress.co.uk, @sfpsudbury on Twitter

Local plan for Braintree district moves forward

With two phases of public consultation now complete, Braintree District Council has published the latest version of its local plan for future development in the district.

News
James Cartlidge MP and Robert Lindsay will both be taking part in general election hustings in the area.

Election hustings for South Suffolk

Parliamentary candidates seeking to represent South Suffolk will be put through their paces in a series of hustings events leading up to next month’s general election.

News
Check you are registered to vote

Check you are registered to vote in June’s General Election

With three weeks to go to the General Election are you sure your are registered to vote?

News
Sarah Page, the mayor of Sudbury for the 2017/2018 town council year. Photo: Thomas Malina.

Sarah is ‘deeply honoured’ to be mayor of Sudbury

The new mayor of Sudbury said she is “very humbled and deeply honoured” to have been chosen for the role – just two years after first joining the town council.

News
Load more