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25 Mar 2020

West Suffolk businesses offered £66m support during COVID

Businesses will be contacted by West Suffolk Council over the coming days and invited to take up £32m in grants while they will also get a further £34m in rate relief to help them survive COVID19.

30 Mar 2020

Construction halted on Mildenhall Hub

Due to the nature of the work at this stage of its build, R G Carter has put the construction of Mildenhall Hub on hold so that it can comply with the Covid19 guidance from both the UK Government and Public Health England, and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their teams and supply chain.

30 Mar 2020

Christmas Fayre on hold to help in fight against COVID-19

This year’s Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre has been cancelled to help public services concentrate on tackling COVID-19 and support businesses across West Suffolk.

27 Mar 2020

West Suffolk suspends parking charges

Parking charges in all West Suffolk Council car parks and on street are being temporarily suspended to support key workers and community volunteers in the current COVID-19 crisis.

27 Mar 2020

West Suffolk Council scales back some operations to help tackle COVID-19

To help tackle COVID-19 and make sure we continue to deliver services as well as additional measures for communities and businesses, West Suffolk Council is scaling back or stopping some operations

26 Mar 2020

Beware of COVID-19 scams and fraud

Please be extra vigilant at this time. A number of #COVID19 related phishing emails and texts have been reported to Action Fraud. These emails or texts appear to come from a credible source such as DWP, HMRC and banks. They attempt to trick you into opening malicious attachments or links to fake webpages which could lead to fraudsters stealing your personal information, logins, passwords, or banking details...

24 Mar 2020

Check your Easter bin collection days

West Suffolk residents are being asked to check their Easter bin days as some collections are being made up to two days early.

20 Mar 2020

West Suffolk announces additional help for businesses during COVID-19 outbreak

West Suffolk Council is working hard to back national and provide local support for businesses during this unprecedented COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak.

20 Mar 2020

Community rallies to support its most vulnerable

A community shop which reopened just days after it closed due to Covid-19, is now finalising plans for a delivery service to help its most vulnerable residents.

20 Mar 2020

Services still being delivered but public access to close to Council buildings

Following Government guidance and health advice, public access to West Suffolk Council buildings will close until further notice, but the offices will continue to be used to deliver services.