Mid Suffolk District
Mid Suffolk shown within Suffolk and England
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||East of England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Mid Suffolk District Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)|
|• MPs|| Dan Poulter |
|• Total||336.3 sq mi (871.1 km2)|
|Area rank||42nd (of 317)|
|• Rank||233rd (of 317)|
|• Density||300/sq mi (120/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||99.0% White|
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||42UE (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
Mid Suffolk is a local government district in Suffolk, England. Its council was based in Needham Market until late 2017, and are currently sharing offices with the Suffolk County Council at their headquarters in Ipswich.The largest town of Mid Suffolk is Stowmarket. The population of the District taken at the 2011 Census was 96,731.
The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the Borough of Eye, Stowmarket urban district, Gipping Rural District, Hartismere Rural District and Thedwastre Rural District.
The district has the largest number of parishes for a district Council in Suffolk, with a total of 123 (parishes and towns).
The River Gipping is the source river for the River Orwell in the county of Suffolk in East Anglia, England, which is named from the village of Gipping, and which gave its name to the former Gipping Rural District. The name is unrelated to the name of Ipswich. although the County Town takes its name from Gippeswic. It rises near Mendlesham Green and flows in a south-westerly direction to reach Stowmarket. From there it flows towards the south or south east, passing through Needham Market and a number of villages to reach Ipswich, where it becomes the Orwell. The river has supplied power to a number of watermills, several of which are still standing. None are operational, although the mill at Baylham retains most of its machinery, and is the only complete mill on the river.
Babergh is a local government district in Suffolk, England. Primarily a rural area, Babergh contains two towns of notable size: Sudbury, and Hadleigh, which was the administrative centre until 2017. Its council headquarters, which are shared with neighbouring Mid Suffolk, are now based in Ipswich.
East Suffolk, along with West Suffolk, was created in 1888 as an administrative county of England. The administrative county was based on the eastern quarter sessions division of Suffolk. East Suffolk County Council's headquarters were at East Suffolk County Hall in Ipswich.
Gipping Rural District was a rural district in the county of East Suffolk, England. It was created in 1934 by the merger of the disbanded Bosmere and Claydon Rural District and the disbanded East Stow Rural District, under a County Review Order. It was named after the River Gipping and administered from Needham Market.
Central Suffolk and North Ipswich is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament.
Claydon is a village just north of Ipswich in Suffolk, England. The meaning of the name is "clay-on-the-hill".
Bury St Edmunds is a constituency in Suffolk centred on the town of Bury St Edmunds that elects a member of parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The Diocese of Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich is a Church of England diocese based in Ipswich, covering Suffolk. The cathedral is St Edmundsbury Cathedral and the bishop is the Bishop of Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich. It is part of the Province of Canterbury.
East Stow was a rural district in East Suffolk, England from 1894 to 1934.
Great Blakenham is a small village near Ipswich, in Suffolk UK.
Great Finborough is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district, in the county of Suffolk, England; about 3 miles (4.8 km) south west of Stowmarket and near one of the sources of the River Gipping. It has two schools, a pub and an active church. In 2001 the parish had a population of 755, increasing to 808 at the 2011 Census
Creeting St Peter is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk in eastern England. Located to the north of the A14 road between Stowmarket and Needham Market, in 2005 its population was 260. increasing to 275 at the 2011 Census.
Stonham Aspal is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk in eastern England, about five miles east of the town of Stowmarket. Surrounding villages include Mickfield, Little Stonham and Pettaugh. Its population in 2011 was 601. The village has a primary school. It is set in farmland but has a busy main road, A1120, running through the village.
Little Stonham, also known as Stonham Parva, is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk in eastern England. Located just off the A140, around three miles east of Stowmarket, in 2005 its population was 350.
In the 2011 United Kingdom local elections, the Conservative Party held onto the Council for a third term and even increased their majority. The Liberal Democrats lost four seats but remained in second place while the Green Party and the Labour Party each gained a seat, which is Labour's only seat on the Council.
The 2015 Mid Suffolk District Council election took place on the 7 May 2015 to elect members of Mid Suffolk District Council in England. It was held on same day as many UK local elections and the general election.
Bosmere and Claydon Rural District was a rural district within the administrative county of East Suffolk between 1894 and 1934. It was created out of the earlier Bosmere and Claydon rural sanitary district.