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BMSDC June Update

1 June 2024

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June 2024   


The next election within our district is on Thursday 4 JulyMore details about the UK general election, as well as all other elections and referendums being held on the same day, can be found on the council’s website.   


Babergh and Mid Suffolk's commercial property investment company raised more than £1.26m in net income last year. 


Town and parish councils across Babergh and Mid Suffolk are set to receive more than £1.2m in developer contributions to help community infrastructure keep pace with housing growth. 


Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have both been awarded funding to help ease financial pressures and reduce the carbon footprint of the districts’ swimming pools. 


Mid Suffolk District Council has committed £50,000 towards Stowmarket Town Council’s plans for a new rangers service, which will launch in the town later this summer. 


Funding to begin food waste collections in Babergh and Mid Suffolk from 2026 has been agreed, as part of a nationwide requirement by central government. 





Gateway 14 continues to take shape as £18million agreed for Skills and Innovation Centre 

Funding of £18.8m has been agreed to create a Skills & Innovation Centre at Gateway 14 in Stowmarket – the latest development there to support business, create jobs, and boost the local economy. 


A service supporting Suffolk residents to make healthier choices has helped over 2,000 people to improve their health since its launch in October 2023. 


Community groups can apply for capital grants once more as Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils highlight some successful projects from the 2023/24 financial year. 


Mid Suffolk District Council Chair, Cllr Rowland Warboys presents £1,055 to two charities in Thornham Magna. 


Mid Suffolk District Council’s leader has outlined plans to address housing issues in the district, regenerate Stowmarket and further combat climate change. 


A healthy selection of half term activities is on offer for children across Babergh and Mid Suffolk as the district councils help to support families during the school break.