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Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council Media Release

 Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils express sadness at the death of The Duke of Edinburgh

Issued: 9 April 2021

The Chairs of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have today sent condolences to Her Majesty The Queen following the announcement of the of death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Cllr Kathryn Grandon, Babergh District Council Chairman, said “We send our sincere condolences to The Queen and the entire Royal Family during this sad time with our deepest sympathies. The Duke of Edinburgh visits to the district have always been received warmly with great affection, there will be a real sense of loss. This is a time for the nation to come together. “

 Cllr Barry Humphreys MBE, Mid Suffolk District Council Chairman, said: “I know the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip will be felt across Suffolk and the world. Their visits to the district have always been occasions that have brought great pride to our communities. I know the people of Suffolk will want to pay their own personal tributes at this time of national mourning.”

Due to COVID restrictions an online book of condolence will be opened for residents to pay their respects and show their love and support for the royal family www.suffolk.gov.uk/condolences.

The messages of condolences will be gathered at the end of the period of mourning and developed into a printed version.




Holbrook Parish Council are seeking volunteers aged 18+ to join a Community Speed Watch (CSW) Team. Volunteers’ time and efforts will address years of concerns about the behaviour on our roads and will directly impact on a reduction of speeding traffic through our village.

The role involves working in a small team; wearing high visibility jackets; and using a Speedar Gun to record the registration numbers of vehicles. Data collected will be used by Suffolk Police to issue letters to offenders with more serious enforcement measures for repeat offenders.

The difference you could make as a CSW Volunteer:

  • Help to reduce the speed of traffic in areas of concern
  • Act as an immediate deterrent for potential speeders
  • Increase drivers’ awareness that speed is socially unacceptable
  • Re-educate drivers about the dangers of speeding
  • Address concerns from residents about speeding traffic in Holbrook
  • Help keep our village a safe and comfortable place to live and visit
  • Save lives!

Results of the CSW Scheme so far show a significant reduction in speeding, nationally.

Full training will be provided along with safety gear and insurance cover.

If you think you could be part of the team, contact the Parish Clerk, holbrookparishclerk@outlook.com


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