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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.

25 Apr 2018

Council to follow independent report recommendations to tackle pay structure

St Edmundsbury Borough Council has agreed changes to the senior management pay structure following the recommendations of an independent report.

25 Apr 2018

Forest Heath Local Plan Update

Consultation is beginning on the Local Plan Inspectors’ proposed main modifications to the draft Forest Heath Local Plan.

25 Apr 2018

New powers adopted to prevent rogue landlords

West Suffolk councils now have new powers to combat rogue landlords, following decisions to adopt a civil sanctions policy taken by St Edmundsbury Council last night and Forest Heath Council tonight.

24 Apr 2018

Bringing generations together for market celebration

A community project which will bring generations together, is calling for people to share their old photos and memorabilia of Bury St Edmunds market for a pop up museum next month.

19 Apr 2018

Councils set to discuss shape of new West Suffolk Council wards

Local groups, town and parish councils and the public have been thanked for their help in shaping proposals for the ward boundaries for the new West Suffolk Council.

17 Apr 2018

Supporting landlords in looking after their tenants

They play an important part in meeting local housing needs - now private landlords are being invited to learn more about the support that is available.

17 Apr 2018

Council’s successful bid secures temporary housing in Newmarket

An investment in a Newmarket property will help Forest Heath District Council meet future needs for temporary housing while supporting local jobs and bringing an income to support services.