Annual Canvass 2013 The annual audit of all properties in St Edmundsbury will begin on 8 October 2013, to ensure that all eligible residents are included on the Register of Electors 2014. A form is being posted to every property in the borough asking for all occupants over or near to 18 years, to confirm their name , nationality and that the pre-printed address given is where they live. The form must be returned using the enclosed pre-paid addressed envelope.
Bulky items We can collect bulky items such as furniture and fridges - £27.50 for up to five items.
Business Rate relief Small rural businesses may be entitled to rate relief - check to see whether or not you are eligible.
Housing grants Grants to help tackle specific problems with the condition of some private sector housing across West Suffolk include Decent Homes, Disabled Facilities, Empty Homes, Healthy homes and Thermal Comfort grants
A possible fraud email campaign offering Council Tax refunds has been brought to our attention.
St Edmundsbury Borough Council, Forest Heath District Council and ARP (Anglia Revenues Partnership) who provide Council Tax and benefits services for both councils rarely email asking for any personal details. If you do receive such an email or phone call, please phone our Council Tax team on 01842 756567 and check that you are due a refund before releasing bank, credit card, or any personal details.
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Works are underway at Westley Railway Bridge in Bury St Edmunds after a structural assessment indicated that additional measures are required to safeguard the public and allow traffic to safely use the bridge.
These works will involve restricting traffic to a single lane, controlled by traffic signals, and the installation of safety barriers.
The traffic signals will be in place from Thursday 12 December 2013. The existing 7.5 Tonne weight restriction on the east bound lane will be removed as part of the works, allowing all traffic to use the bridge in both directions.
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A tolerated temporary winter stopping place for a family of Travellers who have been moving around the Bury St Edmunds area for nine months has been identified. At the same time, a proactive move by St Edmundsbury Borough Council to protect vulnerable sites has led to a successful High Court application for a pre-emptive injunction which prevents any Travellers from illegally camping on council-owned town centre car parks and Moreton Hall open spaces.
Berkeley Strategic (Bury St Edmunds NE 1250 homes) are going out to consultation from 25 November until 23 December. Their draft Masterplan can be viewed at: http://www.northeastburystedmunds.co.uk/. They are also holding three drop in sessions: Thursday 28 November, 12noon – 6.30pm Great Barton Village Hall; Friday 29 November, 10am – 4pm Great Barton Village Hall; Saturday 30 November, 10am – 2pm Bury St Edmunds Library. Read more >>
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