The External Auditor has completed its audit of the Council's accounts and concluded that the relevant legislative and regulatory requirements have been met. Further information about income and expenditure during the year can be found on the Audit page of this website.
Bury St Edmunds' latest trail celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Theatre Royal. There are 25 stars on the pavement around the town, each bearing the name of a performer who has appeared at the Theatre Royal. Trail leaflets are available from all the Visitor Information Points and if you find all of the stars you will be able to enter the draw to win a prize.
Bury St Edmunds Town Council's two fully funded Police Community Support Officers have taken up their roles.
Jessica Cullen-McLeod joined her colleague, Mark Ellis (shown below with former Town Council Chairman Andrew Speed) on the beat round the town this week. Feel free to stop and say hello if you meet them in your neighbourhood.
Details have been published on the Audit page of this website.
Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can affect overhead and underground power lines, resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply. Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We have organised for additional staff in our contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and we have called-up additional engineers to carry out repairs to our electricity network.
You will be able to find regular updates on our website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and social media @UKPowerNetworks throughout this period.
Anyone experiencing a power cut should:
We urge the public to stay well clear from power lines and anyone spotting a damaged power line needs to report it to us immediately by calling 105 from a landline or mobile phone.
If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.
We provide extra help to customers on our Priority Service Register during a power cut. Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register. You can find out more information about our Priority Service on our website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.
If you would like to share information about preparing for the extreme weather or the priority service register on social media you might like to use the following:
@UKPowerNetworks has extra staff on hand 24/7 to deal with the impact of the current extreme weather. Call 105 to report a power cut and visit https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/storm-centre-prepare
Do you, or someone you know, need extra support during a power cut? @UKPowerNetworks provides free services to vulnerable customers. Visit https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut/priority-services-register for more information.
A selection of Tourist information leaflets and other visitor information is available from the Town Council's offices at 7 Angel Hill (near the War Memorial). The main Tourist Information Centre is now located in the Apex in Charter Square. There are other Tourist Information Points around the town including next to the Cathedral Shop on Angel Hill and Moyse's Hall museum in the Cornhill.
The British Red Cross offer a mobility aids delivery service in Bury St Edmunds - for more information call 01284 727252. If there is someone in your local community who may need a welfare check please call them on 01284 727247.