West Suffolk councils working together
St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Forest Heath District Council are working together to share services across West Suffolk.
Both councils have their own democratic arrangements, with Cllr John Griffiths the Leader at St Edmundsbury and Cllr James Waters the Leader at Forest Heath.
The two councils share a Chief Executive, Ian Gallin and have a joint management team. Work has already started on joining up services so staff will work across the councils' boundaries. The aim is to save money, at a time when public sector funding is reducing, and increase efficiency, to make it easier for people living and working in West Suffolk to access services.