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Budget approved but ‘difficult’ decisions looming as council at risk of bankruptcy within two years

Budget approved but ‘difficult’ decisions looming as council at risk of bankruptcy within two years

Budget approved but ‘difficult’ decisions looming as council at risk of bankruptcy within two years

22 February 2024

A district council could go bankrupt within two years if no ‘difficult’ decisions were taken despite having its budget approved.


Father’s bid to bring Knife Angel to town in memory of murdered son moves a step closer

Father’s bid to bring Knife Angel to town in memory of murdered son moves a step closer

Father’s bid to bring Knife Angel to town in memory of murdered son moves a step closer

22 February 2024

A town council has voted in favour of helping to bring a sculpture against knife crime to Suffolk in the wake of a teenager’s murder last year.


Town council buys new van for parish handyman

Town council buys new van for parish handyman

Town council buys new van for parish handyman

21 February 2024

A town council has purchased a new van for its parish handyman after its previous vehicle was damaged.


Local markets are ‘scratching to make a living’, warns councillor

Local markets are ‘scratching to make a living’, warns councillor

Local markets are ‘scratching to make a living’, warns councillor

21 February 2024

Local markets are ‘scratching to make a living’, a councillor has warned.


Motion approved to put pressure on county council to reconsider archives decision

Motion approved to put pressure on county council to reconsider archives decision

Motion approved to put pressure on county council to reconsider archives decision

21 February 2024

A motion calling for Suffolk County Council to explore options to keep local archives within West Suffolk has been approved.

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‘A model to other authorities’: Budget approved for West Suffolk

‘A model to other authorities’: Budget approved for West Suffolk

‘A model to other authorities’: Budget approved for West Suffolk

21 February 2024

A council tax annual increase of nearly £6 has been approved for West Suffolk residents with a Band D home.


Roadmap drawn up to solve issues at flood-prone road

Roadmap drawn up to solve issues at flood-prone road

Roadmap drawn up to solve issues at flood-prone road

21 February 2024

A roadmap for the maintenance and preservation of a flood-prone road has been drawn up after a meeting between councillors and agencies.


Calls for tougher enforcement on village quarry as parish council opposes extension

Calls for tougher enforcement on village quarry as parish council opposes extension

Calls for tougher enforcement on village quarry as parish council opposes extension

20 February 2024

A parish council has called for tougher enforcement on a village quarry as it prepares to submit an objection to its extension.


‘One of the worst crisis we’ve ever had’: Volunteer group speaks on driver shortages as MP to bring debate to parliament

‘One of the worst crisis we’ve ever had’: Volunteer group speaks on driver shortages as MP to bring debate to parliament

‘One of the worst crisis we’ve ever had’: Volunteer group speaks on driver shortages as MP to bring debate to parliament

19 February 2024

A volunteer group has spoken about a driver shortage ‘crisis’ as a Suffolk MP is set to bring licence reforms to parliament.


Suffolk Bitesize: Your weekly round-up of important council decisions

Suffolk Bitesize: Your weekly round-up of important council decisions

Suffolk Bitesize: Your weekly round-up of important council decisions

18 February 2024

Here are some of the key decisions councillors have been making this week.


Town council clerk bids farewell after more than seven years

Town council clerk bids farewell after more than seven years

Town council clerk bids farewell after more than seven years

18 February 2024

A town council clerk who just stepped into the role temporarily but was crowned Clerk of the Year is leaving at the end of the month.


‘People are desperate’: Petition calls for top council leadership to go over SEND failures

‘People are desperate’: Petition calls for top council leadership to go over SEND failures

‘People are desperate’: Petition calls for top council leadership to go over SEND failures

16 February 2024

A petition launched by a Suffolk mum of three has gathered more than 500 names demanding Suffolk County Council’s leader and CEO stand down.


Hundreds of vulnerable people could be made homeless due to budget cuts, charities warn

Hundreds of vulnerable people could be made homeless due to budget cuts, charities warn

Hundreds of vulnerable people could be made homeless due to budget cuts, charities warn

16 February 2024

Several charities have warned budget cuts could lead to hundreds of people in Suffolk becoming homeless.


‘It was a foregone decision’: Campaigners react to final decision on archive closures

‘It was a foregone decision’: Campaigners react to final decision on archive closures

‘It was a foregone decision’: Campaigners react to final decision on archive closures

16 February 2024

Campaigners have reacted to Suffolk County Council’s final decision on the closure of archives branches.


‘A different kind of voice for our area’: Lib Dems announce candidate for next general election

‘A different kind of voice for our area’: Lib Dems announce candidate for next general election

‘A different kind of voice for our area’: Lib Dems announce candidate for next general election

16 February 2024

The Liberal Democrats have announced their new parliamentary candidate who says the Conservatives are taking the farming community for granted.


‘Money literally down the drain’: Cost of repeatedly fixing flood-prone road revealed

‘Money literally down the drain’: Cost of repeatedly fixing flood-prone road revealed

‘Money literally down the drain’: Cost of repeatedly fixing flood-prone road revealed

16 February 2024

Repeated works to solve flooding along a major road have been branded ‘an expensive sticking plaster’ after a SuffolkNews investigation.


Suffolk residents to pay £74 more in Council Tax following county’s budget green light

Suffolk residents to pay £74 more in Council Tax following county’s budget green light

Suffolk residents to pay £74 more in Council Tax following county’s budget green light

15 February 2024

Suffolk residents are to pay £74 more in Council Tax after the county council’s budget was given the green light.


‘It’s about local identity and respect’: Two districts set to lose archives branches despite campaigner efforts

‘It’s about local identity and respect’: Two districts set to lose archives branches despite campaigner efforts

‘It’s about local identity and respect’: Two districts set to lose archives branches despite campaigner efforts

15 February 2024

West and East Suffolk districts are set to lose their local archives branches despite campaigners' efforts.


‘This is a particularly serious case’: Trust launches maladministration complaint over archives closure plan

‘This is a particularly serious case’: Trust launches maladministration complaint over archives closure plan

‘This is a particularly serious case’: Trust launches maladministration complaint over archives closure plan

15 February 2024

Campaigners have issued a maladministration complaint over the county council’s handling of plan to close archives branch.


Council leader addresses fears over housing support in budget proposals

Council leader addresses fears over housing support in budget proposals

Council leader addresses fears over housing support in budget proposals

14 February 2024

A council leader has addressed concerns about changes to housing related support over fears it will have a catastrophic effect on vulnerable people.


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