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Course to support starting a new business

by nigelbennett on 5 May, 2014

Local Authority and social landlord tenants who have ever thought about starting their own business are being encouraged to attend a free course for support and information to get them started.  Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils want to support social housing tenants who would either like to explore the possibility of starting up their […]

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Solar panels greening Council housing across Babergh

by nigelbennett on 21 April, 2014

It was a delight and a fantastic achievement that we got Strategy committee to support with no dissent the addition of upto 10 solar panels to 1200 council properties across the district. This proposal is a win,win, win. It will generate on average £220,000 per year for the Council over a 20 year period (helping […]

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The last year has seen a lot of work on progressing developer interest in the Hamilton Rd site. The main progress I can now announce is that Babergh DC have completed the acquistion of Navigation House which includes the dry cleaners and car sales site. This makes Babergh a major land owner in the area […]

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Dog fouling and new powers at Sudbury Town Council.

by nigelbennett on 4 July, 2013

We have had 2 community wardens for sometime. They are employed by Sudbury Town Council and do excellent work in the areas of litter, graffitti, dog fouling, fly posting and fly tipping. They liaise and work with Babergh officers and the local Police and were recently given extra powers under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme by […]

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Today is the Taste of Sudbury www.tasteofsudbury.co.uk The car parks at just after lunch were full and the Market Hill heaving with thousands of visitors and residents. The array of local producers and a few from other parts of Suffolk have brought the town centre alive with great stalls, smells, excellent produce and smiles. The […]

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The Town Council has been approached on many occasions by small groups of residents in a number of streets in and around the town centre requesting residents parking. The problem of on-street parking is perceived to have got worse since the introduction of long term parking charges several years ago. Tory run Suffolk CC has […]

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New uses for Uplands middle school site in Sudbury?

by nigelbennett on 19 June, 2013

Last night, we had the Principal of Ormiston Sudbury Academy and Autism Anglia speaking to the Town Council about their views and intentions towards the Uplands Middle School site. The Principal of OSA made it clear that they were approaching Suffolk CC for the gifting of the playing field and astro. They also estimated that […]

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Regeneration of the Sudbury bus station area.

by nigelbennett on 13 June, 2013

Progress is being made on the regeneration of the bus station area which is seen by many as an eyesore. I played a lead role when Babergh DC in 2010 produced supplementary planning guidance for this site for a leisure/retail development with a new bus station and some possible residential. Leisure was seen as a […]

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Council Tax freeze for 2013/14

by nigelbennett on 26 February, 2013

At Babergh DC today we set the budget and voted to freeze the council tax for residents. In difficult times, this is very good news and as the Police and Suffolk are also freezing their Council Tax then residents will have a 0% increase unless their parish or town council have increased their precept. If so, […]

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Reporting Potholes.

by nigelbennett on 19 February, 2013

As winter ends, the menace of potholes re-emerges. There are some large ones already especially at the KFC roundabout on the Sudbury/Gt Cornard border. I’ve reported these to the Town Hall who will forward to Suffolk County Council highways. We recently got a bad one in Ballingdon St filled in after Suffolk ignored it. Sometimes […]

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