Bury St Edmunds Town Council

Avian Flu - Wild Bird Surveillance

There are currently some outbreaks of Avian Influenza in Europe. To date there have been 35 outbreaks in domestic poultry (Austria, Hungary, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden), five in captive birds (Germany and Netherlands), one in captive wild birds (France).

The risk to the UK remains at medium due to the movements of wild birds. The migration season is expected to peak between December and January when migratory birds will be present at their normal wintering sites here in the UK, however these birds are already arriving and have been for several weeks now.

To enable better monitoring of the situation here in the UK, Defra are once again asking the public to assist them by reporting incidences where they come across more than five birds of any species found dead grouped together or where a single wild duck, wild goose, swan or gull is found.

You can report these to Defra using their helpline (Tel: 03459 33 55 77) or on twitter by using #BirdFlu and tweeting to @DefraGovUK.


Citizens of the Year recognised at the St Edmund's Day Dinner

This year's joint 'Citzen of the Year' award recipients, Daniel Davis and Lynda Seldis, were recognised at the St Edmund's Day Dinner held in the Athenaeum, Bury St Edmunds on Friday 18 November 2016.  Mr Davis and Ms Seldis are pictured below with John Pienaar, Deputy Political Editor for BBC News and Jo Churchill, MP for Bury St Edmunds:

John Piennar, Jo Churchill MP, Daniel Davis and Lynda Seldis

(Photo courtesy of Mark Cordell)


VACANCY FOR TOWN CLERK

Bury St Edmunds Town Council is striving to be the best it can be and seeks a Town Clerk who can see the bigger picture, can work with Councillors, residents and town organisations and who has a real interest in the town.

Applicants should have knowledge or ability to ensure compliance with legal provisions relating to local councils and should have excellent leadership, management, communication, administration and organisational skills. They will possess or be prepared to obtain the Certificate in Local Council Administration and will ideally be educated to degree level or equivalent.

Attendance at evening meetings/events required. Hours are under review: presently 30 hours per week but may increase in the future by agreement.

Full details are available in the left hand column of this page (you will need to scroll down) or from the Town Council Offices, 7 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1UZ info@burystedmunds-tc.gov.uk (01284) 725111.


THE OFFICIAL BURY ST EDMUNDS TOWN GUIDE - 5TH EDITION

Copies of the latest edition of the Official Bury St Edmunds Town Guide, containing useful information and a map are available from the Town Council's offices.  The map is also available separately (whilst stocks last).  Click here to view the online version of the guide.  

If you have any suggestions regarding improvements or additions or any other comments we would be very pleased to hear from you. 

 

  

 

 


COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW - BURY ST EDMUNDS

The review of governance arrangements in Bury St Edmunds (as part of a wider review in the borough of St Edmundsbury) has been concluded.  Details of the outcomes can be found at www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/cgr.


SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL HIGHWAYS NEWSLETTER

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GRANT FUNDING

Grant funding is available - click here to visit the grant funding page of this website.

In recent financial years grants have been awarded to:

NAME OF ORGANISATION

PURPOSE

AMOUNT OF AWARD

My WiSH charity Costs of the Chinese New Year Celebration 2017 fundraising event £1500
Breathe Easy Costs of hiring Southgate Community Centre for monthly meetings £250
Abbeycroft Leisure/St Edmundsbury Borough Council Green gym for Moreton Hall to complement the recently opened 5k ‘Run/Walk Route’ £24,000
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Associate Artists Programme 2017 (£10,500) & Children's Festival 2017 (£15,500) £26,000
6th Bury St Edmunds (St Marys) Scouts Cost of roof repairs and provision of a perimeter fence for the area used by the group at Hardwick Heath £7,171
Bury St Edmunds Chess Congress To cover prizes in the minor section of the annual chess event in Bury St Edmunds £370
St Edmundsbury Borough Council/OurBuryStEdmunds Towards the costs of the St Edmund's Day celebratory dinner and to enable representatives from organisations who play a part in the wellbeing of Bury St Edmunds to be invited to attend £1,500
Bring Out Your Dead Productions Towards the production of an original piece of drama to be presented at Moyse's Hall Museum between 27th and 29th October 2016 £1,000
Destination Management Organisation (DMO) group Towards the cost of production of two videos to promote tourism in the Town £1,500
Suffolk Accident Rescue Service Towards running costs including replacement equipment and drugs for SARS Responders who cover the Bury St Edmunds area  £500
OurBuryStEdmunds Towards the provision of an ice rink in the Town for the Christmas period  £10,000
Bury St Edmunds Fairtrade Partnership Information leaflets to support re-accreditation of Fairtrade Town status with the Fairtrade Foundation  £230
St Edmundsbury Borough Council  Programme of children’s summer activities in Nowton Park  £10,000
Bury Town Football Club Purchase new perimeter fencing £3,729
Southgate Community Partnership Purchase of 150 chairs £2,520
Bury St Edmunds Sea Cadets Purchase a sailing dinghy and road trailer £2,500
Spinning Wheel Theatre Summer School Project £1,000
Bury St Edmunds Deaf Association New rear entrance door to enable disabled access to the building £1,000
St Edmundsbury Cathedral Improve access to the Quire by installing hand rails £2,130
OurBurystedmunds

Temporary ice rink in Charter Square

£3,000

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club

Safety barriers and perimeter fencing

£4,188
The Guildhall Project Heritage Centre project £10,000
Saxongate Community Association To install two new lighting columns and one feeder pillar along the section of footpath known as 'the Butts' between Rockingham Road and Cullum Road £950
Catch22, Suffolk Positive Futures To provide open access to sports sessions for young people of Bury St Edmunds £950
Southgate Area Association Towards 20mph stickers for wheelie bins in the 20mph zone £100
Not the Wenesday Group Towards a pamper day and meal for members £250
The Bury St Edmunds Society To erect a plaque to the Zeppelin attacks on Bury St Edmunds in 1915-1916

£150

Suffolk West Citizens Advice Bureau Upgrade PCs to Windows 7, purchase licences and memory upgrades

£1,138

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

LiberTeas event (part of the national celebrations to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta)

£500

Priors Estate Action Group

Priors Estate playground refurbishment and improvement project

£10,000

St Edmundsbury Borough Council/Abbeycroft Leisure

Events in connection with the Women’s Cycle Tour in Bury St Edmunds on 16 and 17 June 2015

£2,500

OurBurystedmunds

St Edmund ‘Wolf Trail’

£5,000

Multicultural Women's Group

Advertising costs, projector & portable screen, flip charts, filing cabinet, amplifier, memory sticks, costs for guest speakers

£638

Phoenix Rising 2031

Two laptops

£250

Bury St Edmunds Samaritans

Installing a lift in new premises

£7,500

Smith’s Row

‘Flowerheads' public planting project in the Abbey Gardens for Summer 2015

£1,500

Bury St Edmunds Magna Carta 800 Committee

Magna Carta commemorative pyramid of reclaimed Abbey stone set upon a stone plinth with appropriate inscription for siting in the Abbey Gardens

£2,000

Avenues Group

Fortnightly leisure club for disabled

£858.25

Bury St Edmunds Women's Aid Centre

One year pilot project to provide individual therapy sessions for child victims

£2,000

St Johns Ambulance

Adult Airway Management Torso

£600

The Athenaeum Club

Towards the repair and cleaning of the telescope in the observatory at the Athenaeum and the possible installation of a camera to enable the images to be viewed in the lower rooms

£250

Memorial Garden Fund

Create a garden area within Abbey Gardens as fitting venue for Holocaust Memorial Day service

£250

British Red Cross

Bariatric wheelchair

£250

Bury St Edmunds Magna Carta 800 celebrations

A specific project or element, preferably education, or a permanent commemoration of the event in the name of the Town Council

£5,000

Royal British Legion

Glen Morrison Pipe Band for Remembrance Day Parade

£120

Bury In Bloom

Wolf sculpture guarding the crown of St Edmund on the Southgate Green roundabout

£2,000

Bury In Bloom

Six basket trees in Abbeygate Street

£3,900 annually

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