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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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Sausage protection was on the menu when Grant Fuller welcomes MEP Alex Mayer to his Newmarket shop.

The Newmarket sausage faces invasion of ‘dodgy duplicates’ warns MEP

The famous Newmarket sausage must be protected from cheap imposters after Brexit, a member of the European Parliament has warned.
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Suffolk County Council had 11 staff members with a remuneration of more than 100,000 a year

£100k payday for council executives

Eleven members of staff at Suffolk County Council were paid a six figure salary last year.

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Forest Heath's cabinet made the decision on Tuesday

Forest Heath District Council write off £35,000 in unpaid tax

Nearly £35,000 of unpaid tax is to be written off by a district council.

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The consultation is part of the re-submission of the Soham Eastern Gateway

Soham is 'overpopulated, growing too fast, and overdeveloped' residents say

The majority of residents have said that Soham is overdeveloped, according to a developer survey.

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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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George Freeman, MP for Mid-Norfolk

Lakenheath’s anger at Norfolk MP’s claim it suffers ‘poverty and deprivation’

A Norfolk MP has been called on to back up a statement he made in the Commons that Lakenheath has ‘a lot of poverty and deprivation’ so was ideal for a new town site.

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Four district councillors walked out of Soham Town Council's meeting on Monday

Soham's district councillors walk out of meeting over private session

Soham’s district councillors walked out of a town council meeting in protest after a decision to talk about  a controversial housing development in secret.

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Newmarket could go from eight to six district councillors.

Ward reviews could mean two fewer district councillors for Newmarket.

Newmarket could have two fewer district councillors if plans published by a council are given the go-ahead.

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West Row village sign

Meeting to explain West Row’s new parish council

A meeting to find people ready to serve on a new West Row Parish Council will be hosted by Forest Heath District Council on Thursday March 22 at 8pm in the Church Hall, St Peters Church, West Row.

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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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Council leaders James Waters, of Forest Heath District Council, left, and John Griffiths of St Edmundsbury Borough Council.'Picture Mark Westley

Councils vote on next step to set up single authority

The two West Suffolk councils will next week have to endorse the policies necessary to form one new council.

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West Suffolk House Bury St Edmunds''Council leaders James Waters Forest Heath District Council grey suit and John Griffiths St Edmundsbury Borough Council blue suit. Plans to merge councils press conference.'Picture Mark Westley

Forest Heath to increase council tax while East Cambridgeshire freezes rate for fifth year

Council Tax rates across Forest Heath are set to increase for the second year as the authority battles to ‘protect services’ against government cuts.

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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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Matt Hancock launched his app yesterday, which allows constituents to communicate with each other and find out what the MP is up to.

Matt Hancock talks about Matt Hancock, his app

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock said he is ‘delighted’ by the huge reaction created by the social network Matt Hancock.
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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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Cambridgeshire County Council has proposed to increase its tax by 4.99 per cent

Cambridgeshire to hike council tax

A council is set to increase its tax by almost five per cent - the maximum allowed before a local referendum - because of an 'outdated and broken' funding formula.

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The new West Suffolk Council is expected to be formed in 2019.

West Suffolk council asks for help in shaping new authority

A local council is appealing for help in redrawing its electoral map as it merges with its partner authority.

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Soham Town Council voted in favour of raising its share of Council Tax by 3.5 per cent

Tax rise 'not enough' argues Soham town councillor

A Soham town councillor refused to back a tax rise because the council ‘hasn’t got enough money’ and the increase ‘would not be enough’.
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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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