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Make sweet music from a very young age

Suffolk County Music Service is running its Beginner Ensembles programme, created especially for children in Key Stage 2 (years 3-6) who are in their first year of learning to play an instrument.

Is your child in Key Stage 2 (years 3-6)? Are they in their first year of learning to play an instrument? Starting from January 8, Suffolk County Music Service has been hosting Beginner Ensembles across Suffolk. Created especially for young musicians in KS2, children are invited to join an ensemble to: develop their skills, make progress, play as a group, learn new music, and have fun!

Join the group at Stradbroke High School, Wilby Road IP21 5JN on Fridays (term-time only) at 4.15pm.

Free membership is available for those pupils learning with Suffolk County Music Service. The usual termly charge applies for those not learning with the Music Service. Further details are on our website. Please visit our website for more information  or call 01473 263400 or email


Build it right with Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils

Thinking about…

  • Building an extension
  • Internal alterations i.e. removal of walls
  • Converting your garage
  • Creating an annexe

Your council can help.

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, have a dedicated, independent and impartial team with over 100 years combined specialist knowledge in the construction industry. They can help guide you through the processes to make that all-important alteration to your home, whilst ensuring you meet mandatory Building Regulations.

We understand fitting home improvements around your job can be a challenge. Our team will find a way to support you that fits in with your diary. Inspections can also be booked by 10am on the day too, so no need to forward plan if that’s not your style.

If you want to find out more about the services your local council offers, just speak to one of the team by heading to the Councils’ website at:  - we’ll be happy to help or provide you with a quote.

Did you know the council also deals with demolitions and dangerous structures? You can always contact us to report a dangerous structure online here: 

Paperless billing with the council

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils understand that fitting life in around work can be a challenge, especially when it comes to things like your council tax.

Well, no more! Why not make your life easier with our online portal MyAccount.

It’s free to sign up to, easy to use and you can have instant access to your account at a time to suit you.

There’s no need to make any phone calls – you can view your bills and update information all online!

MyAccount features include:

  • Paperless billing (eBilling)
  • View bills, reminders & notices
  • Apply for discounts & exemptions
  • Notify us of a change in circumstances
  • Update your personal details
  • 24/7 access to your account
  • Print bills if you need them for proof/evidence
  • And more…

Please note that all named people on the bill must separately register for paperless billing to prevent further paper bills being issued. Any users wishing to receive an online bill for March 2019, should sign up before 15 February 2019. 

Sign up only takes a few minutes:


Reporting Non-emergency Crimes using 101

1 June 2012

Call 101 to contact the police to report less urgent crime and disorder or to speak to your local officers.

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