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West Suffolk Councils consider the shape of wards to come

The two west Suffolk councils will next week make the final decision on their representation to the Boundary Commission on future wards.

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Mayor of Haverhilll Betty McLatchy and her husband, town councillor Ivor McLatchy visiting the Haverhilll foodbank.

Haverhill councillors’ departures result in by-elections

A by-election has been confirmed for the vacancies created on Haverhill Town Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council by the departures of Betty and Ivor McLatchy.

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Nicola Beach, who will be joining Suffolk County Council as Chief Executive in the summer of 2018

County’s new chief executive

Suffolk County Council has appointed a new chief executive, following a unanimous recommendation by the its Staff Appointments Committee.

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Rural wards around Bury St Edmunds showing option A, left, with Rougham Parish's North Ward included in West Suffolk's Moreton Hall East, and option B with Rougham Parish as one ward

Why your opinions are vital in shaping West Suffolk’s boundaries

If changing district and borough council ward boundaries was simply a numbers game the council officers and Boundary Commission would not need your help.

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Suffolk's last chief executive Deborah Cadman

Hopes for new Suffolk County Council chief executive by Easter

Suffolk County Council hopes to be able to appoint a new chief executive by Easter – more than six month after its last one, Deborah Cadman, left to run the new West Midlands Authority.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk’s cabinet backs 4.99 per cent tax rise

A council tax rise of 4.99 per cent and budgets cuts of £27 million were approved by Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet yesterday.

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John Griffiths, the Leader of St Edmundsbury Borough Council. '''Picture by Mark Westley.

Councils, groups and public can help shape new West Suffolk Council wards

Local groups, councils and the public are being asked to help initial work to start to shape the new West Suffolk council ward boundaries.

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A pothole awaiting 'reactive repair' near West Row

Suffolk County Council moves to fill holes in its roads and budget

Suffolk County Council plans to borrow £21 million to resurface and repair the county’s roads over three years.

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Matt Hancock

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock made culture secretary

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has been appointed culture secretary in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.

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An aerial graphic of Great Wilsey Park

More time could be given for work to start on new 2,500 property development for Haverhill

St Edmundsbury Council’s development control committee will decide today whether or not to give the developers of the 2,500 property Great Wilsey Park scheme on the edge of Haverhill more time in which to commence work.

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Place Court in Haverhill.

New legal challenge may yet stall Haverhill housing development

Developers have welcomed a Planning Inspector’s decision to approve the redevelopment of a former care home in Haverhill - although they may yet face a new legal challenge.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk County Council proposed first council tax rise in seven years

Proposals to balance Suffolk County Council’s budget in 2018/19 have been published today, including an option to increase by 1.99 per cent the basic rate of council tax for the first time in seven years and a range of savings plans.

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Suffolk MPs, from the left, Matt Hancock, Jo Churchill. and James Cartlidge

Suffolk MPs back council merger

Three Suffolk MPs have written to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government backing the plan to merge St Edmundsbury Borough and Forest Heath District Councils.

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Cllr Mary Evans

New councillor elected for Hundon

The new St Edmundsbury Borough Councillor for Hundon has outlined her priorities for the future.

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The site off Finchingfield Road in Steeple Bumpstead where Gladman Development wants to build 65 homes

Parties await Steeple Bumpstead planning inquiry decision

The result of a public planning inquiry held into the refusal of an application to build 65 houses in Finchingfield Road, Steeple Bumpstead, is expected to be announced in between five to nine weeks time.

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Scenes from The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich 2017 (Day 1 Wednesday)'Environment Secretary Michael Gove (right) during his visit to the Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday, he is seen her with Rob Alston (left) (Vice Chairman)

Gove vows to ‘listen’ to farmers during Royal Norfolk Show visit

New to the job Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, was given a damp introduction to the world of farming in the eastern counties when he called in at the Royal Norfolk Show today.

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The location for the proposed development on the edge of Steeple Bumpstead. Contributed photo.

Steeple Bumpstead group boosts its campaign funds

Hands off Steeple Bumpstead (HOSB)has organised a successful event to rally the strong support the campaign enjoys in the village and to raise funds.

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South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge

West Suffolk and South Suffolk General Election winners express their delight

The 2017 General Election may not have gone as well as the Conservatives had hoped nationally, but in West Suffolk Matthew Hancock had a more than comfortable victory.

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Matt Hancock re-elected as MP for West  Suffolk

Matt Hancock re-elected as MP for West Suffolk with increased majority

Conservative Matthew Hancock has been re-elected as MP for the West Suffolk constituency which includes Newmarket and Mildenhall.

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James Waters and John Griffiths. Picture Mark Westley.

Next steps agreed for single council plans for West Suffolk

Leading councillors have agreed that plans to create a single council for West Suffolk should be explored.

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