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Formed by Parish Councils --- Run for Parish Councils --- Delivering to Parish Councils

Suffolk Association of Local Councils (SALC) is a not for profit membership organisation, representing, training and advising parish and town councils of Suffolk, who form the grass roots tier of local government in England. Put simply, we are our members.

We offer members a resource of vital, operational information and facilitate communication at all levels of the parish network - district, county, regional and national.

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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:25 by Laura Sampson

The SALC AGM for 2017 will be taking place on Tuesday 7 November at the Blackbourne Community Centre, Elmswell. To book your place, please complete the booking form below. We look forward to welcoming you.

Suffolk's Most Active Community

Suffolk's Most Active Community

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:23 by Laura Sampson

Suffolk's Most Active Community is back for 2017 and Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Association of Local Councils are once again looking for entries.

Organisers are keen to hear about communities going the extra mile to get people active.

If a community does any form of physical activity, then they can fill in an entry form to explain the type of activities taking place and the number of people involved in no more than 500 words. More »

All entry forms will be carefully considered so that a decision can be made on who to shortlist which will be decided when the final judgement takes place. Those who are shortlisted will receive a 'Most Active Community 2017 Finalist' certificate for their community to show that they were shortlisted for the award.

The awards are split into three categories – most active town, most active large village (population of more than 1000) and most active small village (population of less than 1000). Shortlisted communities from each category will be invited to the SALC AGM on the 7th November 2017 where the winners and runners up will be announced. The winner from each category will receive an engraved brass plaque as permanent recognition of the community's achievement.

Shona Bendix, Chief Executive for Suffolk Association of Local Councils (SALC), said "Suffolk's Most Active Community Award gives communities a chance to demonstrate what they do to assist people to leading a healthier, more active lifestyle. This allows us, and the rest of Suffolk, to celebrate their efforts and the important contribution they make to Suffolk's ambition of becoming the most active county in England".

Cllr Tony Goldson, Suffolk County Council's Cabinet Member for Health, said "we know local communities, large and small, do a brilliant job in providing opportunities for people to be active. This competition is a great way of highlighting and celebrating their work."

Entry forms can be downloaded by following the link below

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are on the move

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are on the move

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:59 by Laura Sampson

Deborah Sage, Head of Communications, for Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils has supplied the following information on the forthcoming move to their new headquarters.

"Although our Headquarters address changes from 1 October to that of Endeavour House in Ipswich, we will maintain contact points within the Districts we serve. We will have two centres which residents can drop in to at 54 Ipswich Street, Stowmarket and the Town Hall in the Old Market Place in Sudbury. Both sites are currently undergoing refurbishment and will be open from mid September. Follow our Twitter or Facebook page to get the most up to date information. More »

Both centres will be open 9-5 Monday to Thursday and 9-4.30 on Fridays and closed on public holidays. Here you will be able to use self serve information points to find information on our website or complete online transactions and we will have staff on hand to support you through those. We will also have a room for you to have pre-booked meetings with officers either face to face or via video link. Our Headquarters may be moving, but we are very much still going to continue to deliver services on the ground throughout Babergh and Mid Suffolk Districts.

The walk in centres are only part of our public access offer to residents, as earlier in the year we launched our new website at www.babergh.gov.uk and www.midsuffolk.gov.uk and a new "one number" 0300 123 4000. We know there is more to do to improve these for you and we are working hard to deliver even better customer services. We have listened to parish and town feedback at our most recent liaison meetings and are testing a webportal with a focus group of parishes to allow you to have special access to our website to point you to the information you use the most and in an even easier format. Further details on this will be made available when we are close to making it available for all councils in the Districts to use." » Less