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St Edmundsbury (borough)

For other uses, see St Edmundsbury (disambiguation).

St Edmundsbury
Borough of St Edmundsbury
Borough & Non-metropolitan district
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East of England
Non-metropolitan county Suffolk
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Bury St Edmunds
Incorporated 1 April 1974
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body St Edmundsbury Borough Council
 • Leadership Leader (Cllr John Griffiths) & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPs Matthew Hancock
David Ruffley
Tim Yeo
Area
 • Total 253.7 sq mi (657.0 km2)
Area rank 60th (of 326)
Population ()
 • Total 111,400
 • Rank 202nd (of 326)
 • Density 440/sq mi (170/km2)
 • Ethnicity 98.0% White
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 42UF (ONS)
E07000204 (GSS)
OS grid reference TL8406364939
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St Edmundsbury is a local government district and borough in Suffolk, England. It is named after its main town, Bury St Edmunds. The second town in the district is Haverhill.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972 (with the abolition of West Suffolk) by the merger of the Borough of Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill Urban District, Clare Rural District and Thingoe Rural District.

Until March 2009 its main offices were in Bury St Edmunds (Angel Hill and Western Way). Thereafter a purpose built complex, West Suffolk House housed both St Edmundsbury and Suffolk County Council staff.[1]

In 2008 the Council submitted a proposal to the Boundary Commission which would see it as central to a new West Suffolk unitary council.[2] Despite the considerable energies used to promote this concept[3] the proposal was rejected and no unitary scheme for Suffolk was adopted. (For more details see also Suffolk.)

In October 2011 St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Forest Heath District Council agreed to have one chief executive, a shared management team and a combined workforce, creating initial savings of more than £2million.[4]

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Coordinates: 52°15′05″N 0°41′48″E / 52.2514°N 0.6968°E / 52.2514; 0.6968

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