On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council will be replaced by a single new district council called West Suffolk Council.
Elections for the new authority will be held on 2 May.
While the new West Suffolk Council will entirely replace Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury, it will continue to deliver the same top quality services while finding improved ways of supporting communities, businesses and the local economy.
Our make your mark campaign is part of a national drive to encourage people to take part in local democracy and their communities.
From January 22 we will be posting here on our website and through social media #WestSuffolkElection information about how you can stand to be a councillor as well as voting in the elections.
You will be able to find out information about such as what it is like to be a councillor, how to apply or be nominated, register to vote and make sure you make your mark on polling day.
If you do not fancy becoming a councillor there are also other ways you can make your mark by becoming involved in other community and local parish organisations.
To find out more please use the links under 'In this section'.