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Due to coronavirus outbreak advice, the Town Council office is closed to visitors, until further notice.
The Town Council offices have moved to 79 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1NX
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Guidance for Submissions to the Suffolk County Council Community Review – Closing Date 15 December 2021
As you may be aware, Suffolk County Council (SCC) is running a Community Review relating to vehicle movements which will run until 17 December. It is important residents are able to put forward your views.
The Town Councils has been instructed to use a survey link which you may wish to study at https://forms.office.com/r/EXa8fHbhAr to report the three most important issues associated with lorry movements in their community
The online survey asks Town Councils to provide up to three routes or locations where they feel HGV traffic has the highest impact on their community. The information should include the location, type of issue, the type of vehicle including light goods vehicles, and how often and when the issue occurs. Members of the public that wish to participate should go to their local ward Town Councillor if they wish for their concerns to be included.
The Town Council supports residents and local stakeholders to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to have their ‘say’ and to put forward the top three issues for inclusion in the survey. The limit of three issues ensures that each parish or town council has an equal chance of responding and SCC are not just hearing from those who try to make the most representations. Each County Councillor will be required to endorse the issues raised within their division.
Importantly, decision-making rests with the 17 Town Councillors, not the officers, so residents should make their position clear to their ward councillors (email addresses below) to ensure the process is fair. Please ensure that no responses are sent others please, (i.e. not to officer email accounts or to Suffolk Highways or other third parties).
The main objective of the Suffolk County Council Community Review is to collect data and to gain a wider understanding of how HGVs and the lorry routes affect Bury St Edmunds. If you have any current information such as studies or surveys from your area, you may wish to send them to the SCC project mailbox email@example.com
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2019 Ordinary elections and changes to the electoral wards
On 2 May 2019 Bury St Edmunds Town Council, along with all other Parish and Town Councils in Suffolk, had 'Ordinary' elections which meant that all 17 Town Councillors stood down and elections were held to replace or re-elect them. You can find out more by visiting the 'Your Councillors' page to see who your Town Councillors are.
Some changes to the Town's electoral Wards also came into effect following the elections in May 2019. Confusingly some of these changes mean that the Town's Wards at District (West Suffolk Council) and Town Council level will not be the same.
Firstly, Risbygate and Northgate Wards have disappeared and a new Tollgate Ward has been created. Additionally, the Town Council has a very small Out Westgate Ward which has been established for at least 4 years, following a Community Governance Review which will re-align the Town/District/County Ward boundaries. At Parish and Town Council level, half of Moreton Hall Ward remains in the parish of Bury St Edmunds and the other half in the parish of ‘Rushbrooke with Rougham’, whereas at District level, Moreton Hall is a single ward. Hopefully, this clarifies matters but if you have any questions please contact us.
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Green Spaces project
The Green Spaces project, funded by Bury St Edmunds Town Council is intended to create a 'green corridor' in the town for the benefit of residents, wildlife and the environment. If you would like more information please visit the website or contact your ward councillor.
Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year awards 2021
Each year Bury St Edmunds Town Council, as part of its St Edmund's Day Celebrations, marks the occasion by presenting Civic Awards for 'Citizen of the Year' and 'Young Citizen of the Year'. Individuals are nominated for these awards for their very valuable, and often unappreciated, work they do in their communities.
For the second time, these awards were given in partnership with the Bury Free Press and they represent two of the categories in its 'Community Awards for 2021'. The Awards were presented on Thursday 16 September 2021 at The Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds and the winners and runners up in each category are as follows:
- Citizen of the Year - Winner: Jessica Rudd; Runner up: Katrina Rose
- Young Citizen of the Year - Winner: Jetts Netball; Runner up: Taylor Burns
- Best Event by a Community Group Award - Winner: Jessica Rudd; Runner Up: Michelle Frost
- Good Deed Award - Winner: Amanda Bloomfield from Gatehouse; Runner Up: Stephen Hooper
- Good Neighbour Award - Winner: Alison Knight; Runner up: Paula Harbour
- Eco Friendly Award - Winner: Andrew Hinchley from Water Meadow Group: Runner Up; Libby Ranzetta from the Bury Rickshaw
- Lifetime Achievement Award - Winner: Richard Mortlock; Runner up: Ernie Broom
- Best Community Group Award - Winner: Libby Ranzetta from the Bury Rickshaw; Runner up: Storehouse
Our congratulations are extended to all of the winners and runners up and thanks go to everyone who took the time and trouble to complete a nomination form, to the sponsors and most of all to those who give so much to our communities.
To view the names of previous winners please visit our Projects and Events page and click on the relevant year.
Official guide to Bury St Edmunds 7th 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 Guide is also available online here 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.
Grant funding is available - visit the grant funding page of this website.