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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:


Visit by Laxfield's Community Engagement Officer...

9 September 2019

Apologies!  The visit by Simon our local CEO, previously planned for 9th September, has had to be postponed for a while - It will be rescheduled for a future date - Please watch this website for more info.

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Fit Villages!

6 September 2019

FIT VILLAGES - New Gentle Chair-based Exercise Class at Stradbroke Community Centre - FREE TASTER SESSION... FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FIT VILLAGES CLICK HERE

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Seasonal Flu Clinics 2019 - Stradbroke & Fressingfield

6 September 2019

Seasonal Flu Clinics for Over 65's Only!... or if you turn 65 before 31.3.2020 - Please click on this link to see Clinic times for flu jabs - all organised by Surname - for Stradbroke and Fressingfield surgeries

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Funding for First Time Central Heating Systems

16 August 2019

In Suffolk there are still a large number of houses that do not have a central heating system with a boiler and radiators. Cold homes are not just uncomfortable to live in, they can also have a negative effect on health. Within your town / parish there will be residents who could qualify for a grant towards first time central heating either oil or gas depending on availability.
The funding comes from National Grid and Community Interest Company, Affordable Warmth Solutions Warm Homes Fund, and is available across Suffolk until 2021 or until funding runs out – we have funding for approximately 500 systems on a first come basis.
Additional Council funding is available to cover up to 100% of the costs so residents could get a free system although landlords are required to contribute.
Residents must own their property or be privately renting (i.e. not a council house or housing association property) and must not have an existing central heating system (a boiler and radiators).  Eligibility criteria apply - For more information see

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Free Swims for Under-16s!

5 August 2019

Youngsters aged 16 and under can swim for free at selected leisure centres over the Summer holidays.
At Stradbroke Swimming Pool from 25th July to 3rd September inclusive! 
Check with the centre's website for times of free swimming sessions.

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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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