A scheme to bring a range of services under one community hub in Mildenhall has been given a boost which will pave the way for attracting more funding to the project.
The partnership between Forest Heath District Council, St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Suffolk County Council has been accepted onto the Government’s One Public Estate programme.
This has been set up to promote economic growth and reduced running costs for public service schemes.
The Mildenhall hub is currently emerging from a base in the district council offices which houses the Job Centre, Suffolk County Council services and health services and is also to become a temporary home to the gym at Mildenhall Dome.
In the long term a hub could operate from the former Riverside Middle School in Sheldrake Way. The hub aims to be home to council, education, health, leisure and police services.
Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury were part of the One Public Estate bid by Norfolk and Suffolk County councils.
Cllr James Waters, Forest Heath leader, said: “We are leading the way working to create a unique hub of services delivering better services while saving money.”