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18 May 2018

Plans for Haverhill Leisure centre progress

Final plans for the layout of new facilities have been agreed ahead of work due to begin shortly on the £1.5m investment in Haverhill Leisure Centre.

18 May 2018

Fledgelings find new nest

Abbeycroft Leisure and Forest Heath District Council have come to the aid of a Brandon preschool in need of a new home.

10 May 2018

History made as House of Lords back new West Suffolk Council

Both the House of Commons and the Lords have now backed the creation of a new West Suffolk Council to drive jobs and prosperity in the area.

08 May 2018

Tea party market celebration to bring generations together

Children and their grandparents will enjoy free tea, cake and a 1950s music as part of community celebrations on Haverhill market next Saturday (12 May).

08 May 2018

Community to celebrate market memories

A community celebration involving students, artists, elderly residents, a Facebook group, museum service and market traders, begins next week.

27 Apr 2018

Leader urges businesses to grasp £75m of new contracts

The leader of Forest Heath District Council is urging local businesses to grasp the opportunities of millions of pounds of new contracts to be awarded by USAF.

26 Apr 2018

Councils to follow independent report recommendations to tackle pay structure

Recommendations by an independent report to tackle senior management pay structure has been agreed by both West Suffolk councils. The report by the East of England Local Government Association said that senior pay at St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Forest Heath District Council was uncompetitive and behind private and public organisations.

26 Apr 2018

Councils send all options to shape new West Suffolk Council wards

All options for new ward boundaries to create the new West Suffolk Council are to be put forward to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) for their consideration. Both Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council have met to consider the options to send to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England and agreed that all options proposed should be included as part of their submission.

25 Apr 2018

Major investment in town centre site is approved

A major investment in the town centre economy in Bury St Edmunds has been agreed by St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

25 Apr 2018

Role of civic leadership in new council one of the first priorities

Looking at civic leadership will be one of the first priorities in setting up the new West Suffolk Council. The Leaders of both Forest Heath District and St Edmundsbury Borough Councils have asked that the new Shadow Authority at its first meeting look at setting up a Working Group to consider this important topic.