Final chance for Bury residents to have their say on £1.5m council cuts

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Community newsdesk: 01284 757857

Time is running out for Bury St Edmunds’ residents to have their say on how St Edmundsbury Borough Council makes £1.5 million of savings in 2015/16.

People have until the end of Friday 22 August to offer their own suggestions and comment on ideas put forward by the council.

A random 3,000 residents across the borough received a postal questionnaire. Those who have not yet completed and returned their survey are invited to do so before Friday.

Anybody who has not received a questionnaire can take part in the consultation online at

Leader of St Edmundsbury Cllr John Griffiths said: “The consultation does ask some specific questions but no decisions have been, or will be, taken until our residents have been given the opportunity to comment on them and/or come up with their own suggestions.

“We are keen to ensure that any potential savings are considered carefully and that there are no nasty surprises.”

The consultation responses will be taken into account during the autumn budget-setting process, with the final budget set in February 2015.

If people do not have internet access at home they can complete the online consultation at the council’s offices in West Suffolk House, Bury St Edmunds or Haverhill House, Haverhill.