Home   News   Article

‘Historic moment’ as House of Lords backs new West Suffolk Council




St Edmundsbury Borough Councillor Carol Bull, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth and Forest Heath District Councillor Louis Busuttil.
St Edmundsbury Borough Councillor Carol Bull, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth and Forest Heath District Councillor Louis Busuttil.

The House of Lords has backed the creation of a new West Suffolk Council.

It follows approval by the House of Commons last week for the authority, which will replace St Edmundsbury Borough and Forest Heath District Councils.

In his speech to the Lords on Wednesday, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, told the Grand Committee that the proposals had strong public support. Lord Tebbit, who lives in Bury St Edmunds, noted how the councils had already been working closely together.

The orders to create the new council are due to be signed later this month.

St Edmundsbury Cllr Carol Bull and Forest Heath Cllr Ruth Bowman, chairman and vice chairman of the Future Governance Steering Group, said it was a ‘historic moment not just for West Suffolk but the UK as a whole’ as they were at the ‘forefront of transforming local Government nationally’ and putting residents ‘at the heart’ of the changes.



COMMENTS
()


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More