PUBLISHED: 16:50 18 September 2019 | UPDATED: 17:04 18 September 2019 Paul Geater The sun is likely to set on Babergh after 45 years – but don’t expect a radically different logo! Picture: BABERGH COUNCIL Archant Babergh could be set to cease to exist as a council area next year – but that has nothing to do with the controversial idea of merging with neighbouring Mid Suffolk! Babergh leader John Ward. Picture: PAUL NIXONMembers of Babergh Council will next month hold a special meeting to consider changing their name to South Suffolk – in a bid to end confusion about where the district is, and even how its name should be pronounced!Babergh was set up as a local council area in 1972 – but took its name from one of the historic “Hundreds” of Suffolk with names dating back to the Domesday Book.Baberga was recorded in that document – it is believed to refer to the Mound of Babba – and over the centuries was used to define the Hundred around Sudbury. You may also want to watch: When the district council area was formed in the early 1970s, it took that name but the area also included the Cosford… Read full this story
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