Environmental news

26 February 2024

Energy efficiency improvements to homeless accommodation

Energy efficiency improvements to homes used to support homeless people, have been made as part of West Suffolk Council’s programme to cut carbon emissions.

15 February 2024

Energy efficiency retrofits for older properties in West Suffolk

Tenants of period properties with low Energy Performance Certificates ratings are enjoying lower energy costs and cosier homes thanks to work carried out by their landlords and West Suffolk Council.

14 February 2024

Councils’ loft insulation offer for Suffolk homes

Funding is available to help Suffolk residents make their homes warmer and save money on their energy bills.

13 February 2024

Community volunteers plant special oak in honour of the King

A King’s Coronation oak sapling selected from Windsor Great Park by the Crown Estate, has been planted by volunteers in Bury St Edmunds.

29 January 2024

Funding available for community action on climate change

Funding is now available for community projects which are tackling climate change and carbon reduction.

15 January 2024

Fully funded EV charging points from Plug in Suffolk

All potential parking providers in West Suffolk are being encouraged to apply for free EV charging points for publicly accessible car parking, under the Plug In Suffolk Scheme, open now.

5 December 2023

West Suffolk accelerates smart energy transitions for local business

West Suffolk Council’s European pilot project to speed up transition to low carbon energy networks has saved local businesses £407,000 and 350 tonnes of carbon a year.

27 November 2023

Call for Christmas bin-fluencers

West Suffolk Council is calling for Christmas bin-fluencers to share information on festive bin day changes to make sure friends and neighbours don’t miss a collection over the holidays.

22 November 2023

Academy Green Careers event to find ‘Greenest of Them All’

West Suffolk Council had a great day talking to year 9 and 10 students at Sybil Andrews Academy in Bury St Edmunds about how we are embedding sustainability in all our activities.

22 November 2023

EcoCarriers Shop and Drop scheme launches in Bury St Edmunds

Pedal-powered delivery crews are helping businesses in Bury St Edmunds give a greener level of service to their customers with a brand new option for shoppers.