Press releases

18 June 2024

Success for our young entrepreneurs in the Young Trader Competition local heat in Bury St Edmunds

After the incredibly successful local heat in Bury St Edmunds last week, entrepreneurs aged between 16 to 30 have another opportunity to participate again in the Young Trader Competition local heat in Newmarket on 13 July 2024.

30 May 2024

New skills and employment Service launched to empower NEET young people and economically inactive adults across Suffolk

Suffolk councils are excited to launch Thrive: Suffolk Skills and Employment Service, a new initiative designed to provide targeted support and opportunities for NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) young people and adults across Suffolk who would benefit from support.

29 May 2024

Parliamentary General Election 2024

The parliamentary general election to elect Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons will be held on Thursday 4 July 2024. Each of the 650 constituencies will elect one MP to represent local residents. West Suffolk Council will be responsible for the administration of the election for the Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket Constituency, and the West Suffolk Constituency.

24 May 2024

Young traders to compete in local heats of the Young Traders Market 2024

Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds will be proudly hosting the local heats for the Young Traders Market 2024 competition, marking the fourth consecutive year of hosting both the local heats and the highly anticipated regional competition.

24 May 2024

Local plan submitted for independent scrutiny

The final draft of the West Suffolk Local Plan has now been submitted to the Secretary of State.

24 May 2024

Later nights and Sunday bus service between Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham and Sudbury Town Centre.

From Sunday 26 May, Bury St Edmunds will be accessible by bus later into the evening and on Sundays and bank holidays for residents living along route 753.

24 May 2024

First stage opening nears for project to boost education, skills and High Street trade

The first stage in a project to boost adult education and skills and bring extra footfall to a town centre to support existing and new businesses, is weeks away from opening.

24 May 2024

West Suffolk to commemorate D-Day 80th anniversary with beacon lighting ceremony

There will be a special beacon lighting ceremony to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day, honouring the bravery and sacrifice of the Allied forces who landed on the beaches of Normandy in 1944. The event will take place on Thursday 6 June 2024 in the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds.

23 May 2024

Record year for Apex and big names set to bring more visitors

A cultural venue has seen its best year to date selling a record number of tickets and bringing thousands of visitors to West Suffolk.

22 May 2024

Cabinet agree £650,000 package of community funding support

Community funding support of close to £650,000 to support the health and wellbeing of residents across West Suffolk, has been agreed.

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