Our team of dedicated Families and Communities Officers cover the whole of west Suffolk and can help people wishing to make a difference in their communities in many different ways, including help to:
Each Families and Communities Officer works in a specific area or locality. To find out who your locality officer is and how to contact them, please use this locality map. Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org
Each Families and Communities Officer also has a specialism, which is an area of work relating to a specific group of people or activities that they lead on across the west Suffolk area. These include: grants, families, young people, vulnerable groups, arts and heritage, anti-social behaviour, community safety and health and wellbeing. Through these specialisms, our officers have specific knowledge and experience which they use to support the team, councillors and communities. To access these specialisms contact your locality officer, who will involve another colleague if required.
To find out about West Suffolk councils’ grants that are available to community groups and organisations please visit our Community grants page.
Your councillor has been elected by people in your area (or ward) to represent the views, issues and assets of the area in the council’s decision-making processes. Councillors do a lot more besides this, and always want to hear from and get involved in their communities.
Depending on how many people live in each ward, there will be one, two or three councillors. To find out who your councillor(s) are and how to contact them, please visit our Councillors and meetings page.
If you would like to know more about the work of the Families and Communities team or any other services provided by West Suffolk councils, contact your locality Families and Communities Officer by emailing email@example.com
To read more about the West Suffolk councils' Families and Communities approach you can read our Families and Communities Strategy