On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council will be replaced by a single district council called West Suffolk Council. It will entirely replace the borough and district councils but will continue to deliver the same services while finding improved ways of supporting communities, businesses and the local economy. Over the next few weeks you may notice changes to the website, forms, letters and emails, and there will be limited access to some of our online systems as we prepare for the creation of the new council.
We've a host of unique venues in stunning locations, with competitive prices and helpful staff, why not contact us to find out more.
The Apex is an award winning music, entertainment, exhibition and conferencing centre in the heart of Bury St Edmunds. The historic Grade I Listed Athenaeum offers the grandeur of times gone by and is the perfect setting for weddings and dinners. For more information about hiring these venues for your special event, see The Apex, venue hire or the Athenaeum
To discuss hire for your event at Moyse's Hall Museum or West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village visit What's On West Suffolk, venues for hire.
For more great venues to hire visit:
You can hire the parks shown below for outdoor events:
We have other open spaces available for hire, please contact the Parks department for more information.
Please note that the we do not permit circuses with performing animal acts to operate on our land.
Contact our Parks department initially to see if the park is free on the date of your event. Ensure that you contact the department at least four weeks before your event, you will then be asked to complete:
For events on West Suffolk's land attracting an audience or participants of 300 plus or where fireworks, animals or vehicle movements are involved you are required to notify the Suffolk's Safety Advisory Group (Suffolk SAG) of the forthcoming event.
Suffolk SAG is co-ordinated by Suffolk County Council and made up of representatives from the local authority, emergency services and other relevant bodies. They meet at regular intervals, or when necessary, to review event applications.
They will, where necessary, provide public safety advice and feedback on applications.
In order form SAG to review the application they require at least eight weeks' notice.
For details of our current charging structures and prices please contact the Parks department on 01284 757088.
Contact Screen Suffolk to discuss charges for hiring facilities used for commercial filming.