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Council tax bill in Suffolk set to rise by 4 per cent in 2020/21

18 December 2019
Council tax bill in Suffolk set to rise by 4 per cent in 2020/21

Council tax bill in Suffolk set to rise by 4 per cent in 2020/21

18 December 2019

It means from the county’s portion of council tax alone, a Band B property will pay £40 a year more.


Grant funding restored to Citizens Advice in Suffolk after county council U-turn

17 December 2019
Grant funding restored to Citizens Advice in Suffolk after county council U-turn

Grant funding restored to Citizens Advice in Suffolk after county council U-turn

17 December 2019

Finance chiefs confirmed in the first draft of the council’s budget for next year that it would be restoring a CAB grant of £360,000 over three years.


Council's budget sees tax rise and charity funding

17 December 2019
Council's budget sees tax rise and charity funding

Council's budget sees tax rise and charity funding

17 December 2019

Homes in Suffolk will be hit with a four per cent rise in council tax next year, it has been revealed.


Visitor centre plans at one of Suffolk's most popular attractions given go-ahead

11 December 2019
Visitor centre plans at one of Suffolk's most popular attractions given go-ahead

Visitor centre plans at one of Suffolk's most popular attractions given go-ahead

11 December 2019

One of the most frequently visited free attractions in East Anglia will receive the £600,000 development after council approval.


See latest designs for Bury St Edmunds public services hub as plans submitted

04 December 2019
See latest designs for Bury St Edmunds public services hub as plans submitted

See latest designs for Bury St Edmunds public services hub as plans submitted

04 December 2019

The hub will incorporate Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre as well as council services and a nursery.


Plans to convert old warden house in Sudbury into temporary homeless bedsit approved

27 November 2019
Plans to convert old warden house in Sudbury into temporary homeless bedsit approved

Plans to convert old warden house in Sudbury into temporary homeless bedsit approved

27 November 2019

According to the Babergh District Council's homelessness team, the authority is still relying on temporary housing in B&Bs and bedsits in Suffolk.


Cast a vote at historic windmill

25 November 2019
Cast a vote at historic windmill

Cast a vote at historic windmill

25 November 2019

Thelnetham villagers can cast their votes at 200-year-old building.


Suffolk Chamber of Commerce urges general election candidates to help end Brexit stalemate

24 November 2019
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce urges general election candidates to help end Brexit stalemate

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce urges general election candidates to help end Brexit stalemate

24 November 2019

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is contacting all candidates across the county, asking what they will do to address the issues local firms are facing.


Shock for empty home owners as council tax hikes

22 November 2019
Shock for empty home owners as council tax hikes

Shock for empty home owners as council tax hikes

22 November 2019

Properties that have lain empty for two years or more in West Suffolk could be slapped with soaring council tax bills.


Babergh District Council joins new task force to support Citizens Advice in Suffolk

20 November 2019
Babergh District Council joins new task force to support Citizens Advice in Suffolk

Babergh District Council joins new task force to support Citizens Advice in Suffolk

20 November 2019

A task force has been formed across four Suffolk councils in a bid to come up with ideas to support the county’s Citizens Advice centres.


Concerns raised after Stowmarket bus service is cut

18 November 2019
Concerns raised after Stowmarket bus service is cut

Concerns raised after Stowmarket bus service is cut

18 November 2019

Concerns have been raised by parents over the axing of a school bus service to Stowmarket.


Suffolk County Council spells out plan to build on vacant land

15 November 2019
Suffolk County Council spells out plan to build on vacant land

Suffolk County Council spells out plan to build on vacant land

15 November 2019

Suffolk County Council has outlined plans to sell off some of its land for development of housing.


Tougher enforcement against illegal parking in Suffolk set to take effect in 2020

09 November 2019
Tougher enforcement against illegal parking in Suffolk set to take effect in 2020

Tougher enforcement against illegal parking in Suffolk set to take effect in 2020

09 November 2019

The measures look set to put more parking wardens on the streets and end the “wild west” situation in some of the county’s problem spots.

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Review of school transport in Suffolk to consider policy changes

06 November 2019
Review of school transport in Suffolk to consider policy changes

Review of school transport in Suffolk to consider policy changes

06 November 2019

Changes to a controversial school transport policy in Suffolk have not been ruled out in 2020, as a study is due to be published in the New Year.


Changes to controversial school transport policy have not been ruled out

04 November 2019
Changes to controversial school transport policy have not been ruled out

Changes to controversial school transport policy have not been ruled out

04 November 2019

'Lessons learnt' study is due to be published in the New Year.


Plans for 375 new homes set for approval

01 November 2019
Plans for 375 new homes set for approval

Plans for 375 new homes set for approval

01 November 2019

Long-delayed plans for 375 homes in Lakenheath are finally set to get the green light.


Parking powers set to be handed to Suffolk's councils early next year

30 October 2019
Parking powers set to be handed to Suffolk's councils early next year

Parking powers set to be handed to Suffolk's councils early next year

30 October 2019

The transfer of civil parking enforcement powers in Suffolk from police to councils is set to be rubber-stamped in January.


Crackdown on illegal parking to start in early 2020

30 October 2019
Crackdown on illegal parking to start in early 2020

Crackdown on illegal parking to start in early 2020

30 October 2019

The transfer of civil parking enforcement powers in Suffolk from police to councils is due to be rubber-stamped in January.


Decision made on Stowupland High School sixth form block

30 October 2019
Decision made on Stowupland High School sixth form block

Decision made on Stowupland High School sixth form block

30 October 2019

Stowupland High School is set to have a standalone sixth form block after planners judged there to be sufficient demand to grant permission.


Proposal calls for review of parking in Sudbury and Hadleigh

24 October 2019
Proposal calls for review of parking in Sudbury and Hadleigh

Proposal calls for review of parking in Sudbury and Hadleigh

24 October 2019

Plans for a major review of parking in Sudbury and Hadleigh have been tabled, which could see fresh measures to support public transport.