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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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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Mid Suffolk District Council building in Needham Market. ANL-140710-214527009

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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Controversial plan for Bildeston homes

A controversial plan for 48 homes in Bildeston has been passed by Babergh District Council’s planning committee.

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‘So much for standing shoulder to shoulder in the war on terror’

At any given time as an MP, you are dealing with issues that are local, national or even international in nature.

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Opposition to new homes in Hadleigh

Residents in Hadleigh have shared their objections to plans to build 14 new homes on the edge of the town.

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Elderly ask ‘Babergh why don’t you care?’

Sheltered housing tenants have spoken of their fears and frustration at a decision which could mean them having to move home or give up their sheltered tenancies.

Babergh district council offices

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Babergh council offices moving to Ipswich?

Babergh councillors have voted to move to its headquarters to Ipswich as part of cost cutting measures and plans to improve services.


Changes to A134 after crash death

Campaigners will see speed restrictions brought in on dangerous parts of the A134, the news coming just days after a man was killed.

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Brick laying ceremony to mark the start of the project to build 12 new one bedroom homes there. This will be the first time Babergh have built new council homes in nearly 30 years.
Peter Bergoyne chairman BMS, Martin King assistant director specialised living, Cllr Jennie Jenkins, Alan Ferguson portfolio holder, Kevin Jones strategic director, Ian Tippett development officer BMS and Carroll Reeve chair fo Lavenham parish council
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Babergh building its first council homes in 30 years in Lavenham

The first bricks have been laid as part of the building of Babergh’s first council homes in 30 years.

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Sir Simon Hughes coming to Sudbury

Former Liberal Democrat MP Sir Simon Hughes is taking part in a public event in Sudbury – In conversation with Lord Andrew Phillips – on Friday, October 7.

Lavenham Village sign

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Village votes to shape future development

Residents have voted overwhelmingly for their neighbourhood plan to be used by the district council to shape future development in Lavenham.

Proposed constituency changes in Suffolk and Norfolk. Existing boundaries are blue, new boundaries red and unchanged are blue/red ANL-160914-134403001

Gains and losses in boundary review

Just two constituencies in Suffolk will be left untouched if the Boundary Commission’s review proposal are accepted.

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Council gives up Delphi Centre lease with user group set to come in

The Delphi Centre in Sudbury is likely to be taken over by a user group after the town council decided against renewing its lease of the popular community centre.

Chambers bus company is to reduce it services across the county.                                 FL; Two Chambers buses wait for passengers at Sudbury bus station. ANL-140819-164354009

Hope for bus station move protesters?

It appears the controversy over Sudbury’s new bus station is far from over as protesters met at a public meeting on Monday night.

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More Syrian refugees need rehoming by councils each and every month if UK is to hit 20,000 target, new report finds

More Syrian refugees will need to be found new home sin the UK each and every month if the UK Government is to hit its target of rehoming 20,000 by May 2020 the National Audit Office has announced today, Tuesday September 13.

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Council faces legal challenge on homes

Babergh council is facing yet another High Court battle over controversial plans for dozens of new homes in Bildeston.

Girling Street Carpark Simon Barrett and David Holland at the car park where there are plans to build the new bus station.
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‘Too much work has gone into Sudbury bus station to U-turn on plans’

Sudbury bus station will be relocated from its current Hamilton Road location insists Sudbury Steering Group chairman Simon Barrett.

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Outcome of public consultation on Norfolk and Suffolk Devolution to be debated tomorrow

Outcome of public consultation on Norfolk and Suffolk Devolution to be debated tomorrow

The outcomes of the Norfolk and Suffolk Devolution consultation will be considered by council leaders tomorrow ahead of submission to the Secretary of State.

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