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Highways pledges £500k to make roads outside schools safer

19 February 2020
Highways pledges £500k to make roads outside schools safer

Highways pledges £500k to make roads outside schools safer

19 February 2020

Half a million pounds has been pledged by Suffolk Highways for fresh road markings and signs outside schools ahead of a changeover in parking laws.


Tories block increase in Citizens Advice funding

14 February 2020
Tories block increase in Citizens Advice funding

Tories block increase in Citizens Advice funding

14 February 2020

Calls for Suffolk County Council to increase funding in Citizens Advice have failed to secure agreement.


Stowmarket leisure centre could get £2m upgrade

13 February 2020
Stowmarket leisure centre could get £2m upgrade

Stowmarket leisure centre could get £2m upgrade

13 February 2020

A multi-million pound overhaul of leisure facilities in Mid Suffolk has been given the go ahead.


Council agree fifty year lease for Stowmarket FC ground

13 February 2020
Council agree fifty year lease for Stowmarket FC ground

Council agree fifty year lease for Stowmarket FC ground

13 February 2020

The future success of a Suffolk football club has been given a long term boost after councillors agreed to a new 50 year lease of its ground.


No policy changes despite 19 school transport blunders

13 February 2020
No policy changes despite 19 school transport blunders

No policy changes despite 19 school transport blunders

13 February 2020

A council has outlined improvements to the school transport application process but no changes will be made before the next school year.


NHS £230k data sharing system launched in Suffolk

06 February 2020
NHS £230k data sharing system launched in Suffolk

NHS £230k data sharing system launched in Suffolk

06 February 2020

Medical patients will benefit from a joined up records system, which is set to go live in Suffolk.


Report lists catalogue of errors in launch of Suffolk's new transport policy

05 February 2020
Report lists catalogue of errors in launch of Suffolk's new transport policy

Report lists catalogue of errors in launch of Suffolk's new transport policy

05 February 2020

A report was published this week, in which chief fire officer Mark Hardingham, outlined 19 issues Suffolk County Council must hold its hands up to.


West Suffolk Council proposes council tax rise across district

04 February 2020
West Suffolk Council proposes council tax rise across district

West Suffolk Council proposes council tax rise across district

04 February 2020

Council tax in West Suffolk is to rise by nearly three per cent from April, as plans are made to bridge a £1.4million funding gap.


Bin collection days change for 1,700 households in Mid Suffolk and Babergh

03 February 2020
Bin collection days change for 1,700 households in Mid Suffolk and Babergh

Bin collection days change for 1,700 households in Mid Suffolk and Babergh

03 February 2020

A series of fresh changes have been made to bin collection days in Mid Suffolk and Babergh just six months on from the previous overhaul.


Cabinet role for former chief executive of Northamptonshire County Council

03 February 2020
Cabinet role for former chief executive of Northamptonshire County Council

Cabinet role for former chief executive of Northamptonshire County Council

03 February 2020

The former chief executive of Northamptonshire County Council has secured a cabinet role in Suffolk overseeing assets and investments.


Utilities companies will require roadworks permits from April

29 January 2020
Utilities companies will require roadworks permits from April

Utilities companies will require roadworks permits from April

29 January 2020

Suffolk County Council gives scheme the green light.


Council-owned company spends £6million on two properties

24 January 2020
Council-owned company spends £6million on two properties

Council-owned company spends £6million on two properties

24 January 2020

A property investment firm owned by two Suffolk councils has spent £6million on two new properties.


Talks to set up hub as literacy improvements 'plateau'

20 January 2020
Talks to set up hub as literacy improvements 'plateau'

Talks to set up hub as literacy improvements 'plateau'

20 January 2020

Suffolk County Council in early talks with leading charity in hopes of replicating success elsewhere.


Green Party plea for more to be done for Stowmarket

17 January 2020
Green Party plea for more to be done for Stowmarket

Green Party plea for more to be done for Stowmarket

17 January 2020

Discussions were made at the Mid Suffolk District Council's cabinet meeting.


County in the spotlight as Screen Suffolk enjoys a busy year

16 January 2020
County in the spotlight as Screen Suffolk enjoys a busy year

County in the spotlight as Screen Suffolk enjoys a busy year

16 January 2020

Number of filming days was up by 12 per cent, giving local economy a £1.6 million boost.


Third phase of broadband programme given approval to begin

15 January 2020
Third phase of broadband programme given approval to begin

Third phase of broadband programme given approval to begin

15 January 2020

It will target the hardest two per cent to reach.


Fines for those who fail to update council tax information

13 January 2020
Fines for those who fail to update council tax information

Fines for those who fail to update council tax information

13 January 2020

Fines for people who fail to inform their council of a change in circumstances have been given approval at three Suffolk authorities.


West Suffolk Council generated £55,000 per year from events

06 January 2020
West Suffolk Council generated £55,000 per year from events

West Suffolk Council generated £55,000 per year from events

06 January 2020

Data published found the amount of income from West Suffolk Council's six parks.


Draft budget proposes rent and Council Tax increases

06 January 2020
Draft budget proposes rent and Council Tax increases

Draft budget proposes rent and Council Tax increases

06 January 2020

Mid Suffolk councillors to discuss 2020/21 plans next week.


Mid Suffolk tax rise to see council house tenants hit hardest

03 January 2020
Mid Suffolk tax rise to see council house tenants hit hardest

Mid Suffolk tax rise to see council house tenants hit hardest

03 January 2020

Council house tenants are set to be hit with the highest rent rise possible due to Mid Suffolk District Council's tax rise.


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