West Suffolk (district)
West Suffolk is a local government district in Suffolk, England, which was established on 1 April 2019, following the merger of the existing Forest Heath district with the borough of St Edmundsbury. The two councils had already had a joint Chief Executive since 2011. At the 2011 census, the two districts had a combined population of 170,756.
West Suffolk District
West Suffolk district within the county of Suffolk
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||East of England|
|Admin HQ||Bury St Edmunds|
|Incorporated||1 April 2019|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||West Suffolk District Council|
|• Total||400 sq mi (1,035 km2)|
|Area rank||28th (of 317)|
|• Rank||106th (of 317)|
|• Density||450/sq mi (170/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
As of its 2019 creation, the Conservative Party control West Suffolk Council.
|West Suffolk Independents||7|
- 2019 structural changes to local government in England
- East Suffolk, another district that was created in Suffolk on 1 April 2019.
- Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (24 May 2018). "The West Suffolk (Local Government Changes) Order 2018". legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
- "West Suffolk: Councils to merge workforces in move to save cash". East Anglian Daily Times. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
- "West Suffolk Council election results". www.westsuffolk.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-05-30.