Environmental news

14 May 2024

Digging deep for green growth! Brandon Country Park free compost giveaway event

Residents of West Suffolk took advantage of a fantastic opportunity to enrich their gardens at the free compost giveaway held at Brandon Country Park on Wednesday 8 May 2024.

10 May 2024

Reduction in nitrogen dioxide will see pollution status dropped

A successful and sustained reduction in nitrogen dioxide levels in part of Bury St Edmunds is set to see its status as an air pollution hotspot lifted soon.

1 May 2024

Growing Green: Free Compost Giveaway at Brandon Country Park

On Wednesday 8 May, West Suffolk Council will be offering free compost to residents in Brandon Country Park, providing a valuable resource to help enrich gardens and landscapes across the area.

24 April 2024

Earth Day 2024

Earth Day is an annual reminder of the importance of environmental conservation and sustainability, while also encouraging us to come together and take action for a healthier and brighter future.

20 March 2024

First payment under new Streetlights Scheme

In a bid to enhance energy efficiency and embrace sustainable practices, West Suffolk Council has made the first payment to help town and parish councils with the cost of rapidly converting streetlights to more efficient LED lanterns using its new Decarbonisation Initiatives Fund.

13 March 2024

Sybil Andrews Academy Careers Fair

Students in Years 9 and 10 at Sybil Andrews Academy explored future career possibilities at their Careers Fair on Tuesday 5 March 2024. Representing West Suffolk Council was Jess, an Environmental Management Officer.

29 February 2024

West Suffolk Council and West Suffolk College spearhead innovative recycling initiative

West Suffolk Council has partnered with Eastern Education Group to deliver a reverse vending machine at the West Suffolk College site.

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.

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