West Suffolk Council

On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council were replaced by a single district council called West Suffolk Council. We will continue to deliver the same services while finding improved ways of supporting communities, businesses and the local economy. You may notice changes to the website, forms, letters and emails, due to the change.

How to become a councillor

The website Be a councillor provides general information about becoming a councillor and how you can make a difference in your community.

If you are interested in becoming a district councillor, read: the electoral commission, local elections in England and Wales

If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, read: the electoral commission, parish and community council elections

Go to current elections, referendums and vacancies for election notices, nominations packs and the election timetable.