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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
Town Council services are currently available on this website
Notice of postponed election in St Olaves Ward
Further to the recent Notice of Vacancy published for the above Town Council ward, a valid request by ten local government electors to fill this casual vacancy via a byelection has been received by the Returning Officer. In response to the Covid-19 emergency, the UK government has passed The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Coronavirus Act 2020, which postpones all polls up to 6 May 2021.
For further information about becoming a town Councillor visit www.gov.uk/government/get-involved/take-part/become-a-councillor.
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.
Visit the contact us page for details.
Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year awards 2019
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.
This year, these awards are being given in partnership with the Bury Free Press and they represent two of the categories in its 'Community Awards for 2019'. The Awards were presented on Thursday 19 September 2019 at The Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds and the winners and runners up in each category are as follows:
- Citizen of the Year - Winner: Ernie Broom; Runner up: Anne Oliver
- Young Citizen of the Year - Winner: Harry Tarpley; Runner up: James Daly
- Keep Bury Tidy Award - Winner: Eileen Andrews
- Best Event by a Commuity Group Award - Winner: St John's Street Festival; Runner Up: My WiSH Charity Soapbox Challenge
- Good Neighbour Award - Winners: Bury St Edmunds Rickshaw founders Libby Ranzetta and Sam Reid; Runner up: Pauline Judge
- Lifetime Achievement Award - Winner: Tom Murray; Runner up: Ernie Broom
- Best Community Group Award - Winner: Gatehouse Dementia Hub; Runners up: Claudette Racine from Alumah and Libby Ranzetta and Sam Reid from the Bury Rickshaw.
- Green Fingers Award - Winner: Harry Tarpley Runner up: Lynda Seldis
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.
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