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Property holdings to come under scrutiny at Suffolk County Council

PUBLISHED: 11:06 25 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:06 25 September 2017

Endeavour House is now shared with other public sector bodies. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Endeavour House is now shared with other public sector bodies. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


Suffolk County Council’s property holdings are set to come under the microscope at this week’s meeting of the authority’s scrutiny committee.

It is to look at how the county manages the property it owns and how it works with other bodies to share office space.

In 2010 the county occupied 34 offices across Suffolk – and only four were shared with other bodies.

Now it occupies 18 offices – but 16 of these are shared with other bodies, mainly public sector organisations.

Landmark House in Ipswich is shared with the police, West Suffolk House in Bury St Edmunds is shared with St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath councils, and it shares the Riverside offices in Lowestoft with Waveney council.

The county council’s head office at Endeavour House in Ipswich is shared with NHS public health staff and now officers from Mid Suffolk and Babergh councils are moving into the building over the next three months.

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Conservative MPs from across Suffolk and Essex have been making their views known on Theresa May’s vote of confidence which is set to take place this evening.

Campaigners fighting plans for 150 homes in Long Melford are celebrating after the application was rejected by councillors.

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Colchester Zoo have said goodbye to one of their residents who doubled their aged expectancy and had lived with them since 1980.

A new 80-room hotel and coffee shop development in Bury St Edmunds had been scheduled to open in January, but has now been put off.

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