About the area


Babergh and Mid Suffolk has a local population of approximately 200,000 in an area which has consistently been voted as among the best places to live in the country.

With a beguiling mix of market towns and beautiful countryside, we enjoy a good quality of life, well supported by a solid infrastructure. From medieval architecture to a thriving theatre and arts scene, there is plenty here to keep our residents and visitors entertained. We are also served by a comprehensive transport network covering rail (with direct trains to London Liverpool Street), road, air and waterways.

The joint HQ of Babergh District Council and Mid-Suffolk District Council is in Ipswich, which although out of district, is easily accessible and home to a dazzling array of retail, leisure, cultural, sporting and business establishments.