On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council will be replaced by a single district council called West Suffolk Council. It will entirely replace the borough and district councils but will continue to deliver the same services while finding improved ways of supporting communities, businesses and the local economy. Over the next few weeks you may notice changes to the website, forms, letters and emails as we prepare for the creation of the new council.
Elected councillors are not paid but are entitled to an annual allowance which recognises their work and time commitment.
The Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP) is responsible for recommending changes to the Members' Allowance Scheme. This details the payments that a councillor may receive for undertaking their duties.
Each Council in February 2017 resolved that the above schemes both be extended beyond 31 March 2017, until a date of expiry of 31 May 2019.
You can access information about councillor allowances for each Council from the links below: