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Click here to see Suffolk County Council's transport strategy and plans for Suffolk - February 2017

Flooding and drainage - Information on a number of different flooding and drainage issues (such as ditches, highway drainage, and the responsibilities of private owners) can be found  here


MP for Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and Needham Market: Ms Jo Churchill

CONSTITUENCY OFFICE: 10 Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1LZ

Tel:  01284 752311


WESTMINSTER OFFICE: Tel: 020 7219 8487

County Councillor: Mrs Rebecca Hopfensperger

West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3YU

Tel: 01284 761018


Borough Councillor: Mrs Sarah Broughton

The Manor House, Church Road, Great Barton, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP31 2QR

Tel: 01284 787327

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Suffolk County Council:

West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP33 3YU

Tel: 0845 066 067


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St Edmundsbury Borough Council

West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP33 3YU

Tel: 01284 763233



Suffolk Code of Conduct    was adopted by Gt Barton Parish Council to 'promote and maintain high standards of conduct'.

Parish Council complaints procedure  'the Parish Council believes that complaints and suggestions provide a valuable opportunity for improving its services and performance'.


Your engagement and responses during this next round of pre-planning consultation will be absolutely vital. Since the Hollow Road Farm ‘Hub’ (WSOH) proposals were announced in March 2015, your support, resilience, letters, e-mails, phone calls, posters, petitions, turnout at meetings and other efforts have all been outstanding — and together, directly instrumental in persuading the Borough to think again and be more open, transparent and democratic. Remember, at the start, this was all a DONE DEAL! Now, St Edmundsbury Borough Council has conceded that a fresh start is required and a new round of pre-planning consultation should be held. This is due shortly and will give us all the opportunity to openly consider and express our opinions on the joint SEBC/FHDC/SCC proposal for a combined West Suffolk Operational Hub. Within this next consultation framework, St. Edmundsbury Borough Council has undertaken, without favour, to provide: The case for a combined operational hub, which co-locates a waste transfer station, (WTS), household waste recycling centre (HWRC), depot and workshops — and other services, all onto a single site — and why it thinks this is the right thing to do compared to the status quo and other options  considered; The site selection criteria used in assessing potential sites for a combined  operational hub; The process of site selection that SEBC has gone through to date, including a list of all the sites considered. This will include the opportunity for other sites to be brought forward for evaluation and further investigation;  This is about informing and then shaping the future for waste handling and transfer in West Suffolk — and your continued support and contributions will be invaluable. We all have to work together now to achieve the right and best solution for our communities. Thank you again for all your ongoing support.

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