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Sudbury town councillors divided over hotel plans at Belle Vue Park

Sudbury town councillors divided over hotel plans at Belle Vue Park

Sudbury town councillors divided over hotel plans at Belle Vue Park

During a meeting on Tuesday, new town councillor Louise Fowler reiterated her opposition to plans to build a hotel on the former swimming pool site.


Opposition groups seek increased funding for health visitors and Citizens Advice in Suffolk budget

Opposition groups seek increased funding for health visitors and Citizens Advice in Suffolk budget

Opposition groups seek increased funding for health visitors and Citizens Advice in Suffolk budget

Both the Labour and Liberal Democrat, Green and Independent groups at the county council have submitted amendments to the Conservative-drafted budget.


Police precept in Suffolk to increase from April to help fund additional officers

Police precept in Suffolk to increase from April to help fund additional officers

Police precept in Suffolk to increase from April to help fund additional officers

Suffolk police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore confirmed the policing element of the council tax bill would go up by 4.69 per cent.


Review of Suffolk school transport policy finds catalogue of errors

Review of Suffolk school transport policy finds catalogue of errors

Review of Suffolk school transport policy finds catalogue of errors

A report published this week outlined 19 issues Suffolk County Council must hold its hands up to, including that the plan "was not robust enough".


Government orders inquiry into West Suffolk Hospital over whistle-blower controversy

Government orders inquiry into West Suffolk Hospital over whistle-blower controversy

Government orders inquiry into West Suffolk Hospital over whistle-blower controversy

The Department of Health and Social Care commissioned a 'rapid and ​independent review' into how West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust handled the issue.


Babergh cabinet approves increases in tax bill and council house rents

Babergh cabinet approves increases in tax bill and council house rents

Babergh cabinet approves increases in tax bill and council house rents

The council’s cabinet on Thursday agreed the first draft of the budget, which must now go to full council next month.


Task force calls for restoration of £368,000 grant for Citizens Advice in Suffolk

Task force calls for restoration of £368,000 grant for Citizens Advice in Suffolk

Task force calls for restoration of £368,000 grant for Citizens Advice in Suffolk

Despite the recommendations from the task force’s report, the county council has failed to commit to more funding.


Sudbury Town Council voices anger at £35,000 shortfall in funding for Advice Centre

Sudbury Town Council voices anger at £35,000 shortfall in funding for Advice Centre

Sudbury Town Council voices anger at £35,000 shortfall in funding for Advice Centre

Town councillor Jenny Antill branded plans to significantly reduce funding for the Sudbury Advice Centre as “disgraceful”.


Transfer of parking enforcement in Suffolk to go before Parliament for approval

Transfer of parking enforcement in Suffolk to go before Parliament for approval

Transfer of parking enforcement in Suffolk to go before Parliament for approval

A three-week period, where MPs can debate it, must now take place and, once signed off, preparations will be made for the changes to be introduced.


Babergh District Council proposes 3 per cent tax rise in 2020/21 budget

Babergh District Council proposes 3 per cent tax rise in 2020/21 budget

Babergh District Council proposes 3 per cent tax rise in 2020/21 budget

The budget, if it is approved, would see an average band D property in Babergh pay £5 more per year in council tax.


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