Environmental news

7 December 2022

Second year for Environmental award for work with residents and businesses

Environmental work to help residents and businesses cut carbon emissions and save money, has seen West Suffolk Council win an award for the second year running.

6 December 2022

West Suffolk to stop using Glyphosate to protect the environment and wildlife

West Suffolk Council is to stop the general use of Glyphosate, the broad-spectrum weedkiller, from April 2023 to help protect wildlife and the environment.

6 December 2022

Free solar installation for West Suffolk businesses

Businesses in West Suffolk with suitable roofs are being offered the chance for fully funded solar panels, reducing their energy bills and carbon emissions, and providing cost certainty.

28 November 2022

Schoolchildren remind motorists not to idle

A campaign run in partnership with West Suffolk Council and local schools, is reminding motorists to turn off their engines when they are stationary to cut harmful toxic emissions from vehicles.

4 October 2022

Are you worried about heat loss and winter bills in your home?

Residents in low income, low energy efficient homes, concerned about the impact of energy bills this winter, are being encouraged to see if they qualify for free help.

30 September 2022

New Suffolk team will help more homes be energy efficient and cut bills

Suffolk Public Sector Leaders (SPSL) unanimously agreed funding today to create a new Fuel Poverty Retrofit Team, helping those most affected by the cost-of-living crisis.

6 September 2022

How we are helping residents so they can stay warm while using less heating this winter

For Chris and Ann Britton, despite rising energy costs, keeping their home warm this winter is less of a worry than it might have been, thanks to West Suffolk Council.

22 August 2022

Simple scheme to buy solar panels returns for Suffolk residents

Solar Together Suffolk, a group-buying scheme which has helped over 1,500 homes in Suffolk to install solar panels and batteries, opens for new registrations on 22 August 2022

26 July 2022

Climate Change achievements bringing wider benefits

A new report shows West Suffolk Council is on course to reach its aim of net carbon zero while taking a lead in helping businesses and communities do their bit to tackle climate change.

7 July 2022

Suffolk launches £150,000 match funder scheme for community action on the climate emergency

A £150,000 fund has been opened to applications from not-for-profit organisations looking to deliver community-based carbon reduction projects in Suffolk – including West Suffolk.