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Planners have ‘let the town down badly’, council told

Planners have ‘let the town down badly’, council told

Planners have ‘let the town down badly’, council told

22 August 2020

Town councillors have hit out at a district authority’s planning department, with one branding them ‘inept’.


Meet the Suffolk councillors who attend 40 meetings a year

Meet the Suffolk councillors who attend 40 meetings a year

Meet the Suffolk councillors who attend 40 meetings a year

21 August 2020

William Mata finds out which councillors have the worst attendance record - and why some are prepared to attend up to 40 meetings a year.


Commitment to third lake crossing shows town is 'open for business'

Commitment to third lake crossing shows town is 'open for business'

Commitment to third lake crossing shows town is 'open for business'

20 August 2020

The commitment to pursuing plans for a third crossing over a town's lake is a sign that it is “open for business”, say council chiefs.


Plans for new multi-storey car park set to be approved

Plans for new multi-storey car park set to be approved

Plans for new multi-storey car park set to be approved

20 August 2020

Plans for a new multi-storey car park in a town are to be given the green light next week.


Suffolk MP announces plans to replace national health agency

Suffolk MP announces plans to replace national health agency

Suffolk MP announces plans to replace national health agency

18 August 2020

Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has today announced that the Government is to press ahead with plans to scrap Public Health England.


Suffolk MP to announce plans for 'future of public health'

Suffolk MP to announce plans for 'future of public health'

Suffolk MP to announce plans for 'future of public health'

18 August 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock, West Suffolk MP, is expected to announce plans to scrap Public Health England in a speech this morning.


'The only fair and sensible path forward': Reaction to A-levels and GCSE u-turn

'The only fair and sensible path forward': Reaction to A-levels and GCSE u-turn

'The only fair and sensible path forward': Reaction to A-levels and GCSE u-turn

18 August 2020

A headteacher says the Government's u-turn over A-levels and GCSEs is 'the only fair and sensible path forward' - while an MP has apologised.


Council buys new electric vehicles in step towards carbon neutral goal

Council buys new electric vehicles in step towards carbon neutral goal

Council buys new electric vehicles in step towards carbon neutral goal

17 August 2020

Six electric vehicles have been bought by a council for its fleet as part of measures to reduce its carbon impact.


Ambitious project asking for ‘pledgees’

Ambitious project asking for ‘pledgees’

Ambitious project asking for ‘pledgees’

15 August 2020

Three conservationists have come up with a project to redistribute land across East Anglia in the hope it will encourage wildlife to flourish.


Farm land to become housing estate despite villagers' anger

Farm land to become housing estate despite villagers' anger

Farm land to become housing estate despite villagers' anger

13 August 2020

Plans to develop 80 homes on agricultural land have been narrowly approved despite warnings they go against what the village wants.


Plans for 210 homes pushed back for second time in eight months

Plans for 210 homes pushed back for second time in eight months

Plans for 210 homes pushed back for second time in eight months

12 August 2020

Plans for 210 homes have been pushed back for a second time in eight months – because councillors spent so long debating another item.


New social media code of conduct proposed for councillors after racism allegations

New social media code of conduct proposed for councillors after racism allegations

New social media code of conduct proposed for councillors after racism allegations

12 August 2020

Councillors could be told what is and isn’t appropriate social media use in a new code of conduct.


Hospital receives £2.7 million to upgrade A&E facilities ahead of winter

Hospital receives £2.7 million to upgrade A&E facilities ahead of winter

Hospital receives £2.7 million to upgrade A&E facilities ahead of winter

11 August 2020

West Suffolk Hospital is to receive £2.7 million to upgrade A&E facilities ahead of the winter months.


'Pothole-free' ambition as authority celebrates reaching 1,000 miles of newly surfaced roads

'Pothole-free' ambition as authority celebrates reaching 1,000 miles of newly surfaced roads

'Pothole-free' ambition as authority celebrates reaching 1,000 miles of newly surfaced roads

09 August 2020

Drivers should notice less potholes on roads than in previous years, after Suffolk Highways celebrated reaching its 1,000th resurfaced mile this week.


Village edges nearer to deciding destiny

Village edges nearer to deciding destiny

Village edges nearer to deciding destiny

08 August 2020

Residents in a village are making great bounds towards deciding on the future development of their area amid recent tensions with housing developers.


Deadline approaching for grants scheme providing support to hundreds of small businesses

Deadline approaching for grants scheme providing support to hundreds of small businesses

Deadline approaching for grants scheme providing support to hundreds of small businesses

07 August 2020

A grants scheme which has supported hundreds of small businesses is coming to a close and qualifying companies are urged to apply before the deadline.


Solar carport for charging electric cars planned for Sudbury after pilot scheme gains £800,000 boost

Solar carport for charging electric cars planned for Sudbury after pilot scheme gains £800,000 boost

Solar carport for charging electric cars planned for Sudbury after pilot scheme gains £800,000 boost

06 August 2020

The funding will aid the delivery of the solar carport, which is targeted to be installed at the surface car park in Station Road by March 2022.


Green light given to £145m leisure centre and hub plan

Green light given to £145m leisure centre and hub plan

Green light given to £145m leisure centre and hub plan

05 August 2020

Concerns raised over traffic, light pollution and impact on existing athletics track.


Derelict buildings to be transformed after multi-million pound boost

Derelict buildings to be transformed after multi-million pound boost

Derelict buildings to be transformed after multi-million pound boost

05 August 2020

Unused buildings are set to be transformed following the announcement of a £3 million government grant this week.


Council launches second phase of support for businesses with a rateable value over £51,000

Council launches second phase of support for businesses with a rateable value over £51,000

Council launches second phase of support for businesses with a rateable value over £51,000

05 August 2020

West Suffolk Council is encouraging applications for phase two of the 'local scheme' to help businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.


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