West Suffolk (district)

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West Suffolk

West Suffolk District
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast of England
Non-metropolitan countySuffolk
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQBury St Edmunds
Incorporated1 April 2019
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyWest Suffolk District Council
 • Total399.5 sq mi (1,034.7 km2)
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)

West Suffolk is a future local government district in Suffolk, England, which will be established on 1 April 2019, following the merger of the existing Forest Heath district with the borough of St Edmundsbury.[1] The two councils had already had a joint Chief Executive since 2011.[2] At the 2011 census, the two districts had a combined population of 170,756.

The main towns in the new district are Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Brandon, Haverhill and Mildenhall.

The district covers a similar, but smaller, area to the former county of West Suffolk, whose county council was abolished by the Local Government Act 1972.

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  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "West Suffolk: Councils to merge workforces in move to save cash". East Anglian Daily Times. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2018.

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