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About us

We’re a community-focused group that helps people of all ages and backgrounds feel better in themselves through growing their own food and transforming their outside spaces. Our volunteers learn to plant, grow and harvest fresh fruit and vegetables on underused land. In doing so they transform neglected areas into productive resources and habitats for wildlife, rich in biodiversity.
We work with a variety of disadvantaged groups including prisons, schools and other communities. We also work on commercial and individual spaces. You can find out more about all our work at

“Nurture Nature with Greener Growth”

Formed in 2003, Bury St Edmunds Town Council comprises 17 Councillors to represent the nine wards of the town. Within this website you will read of the specific areas of service undertaken by the Town Council but undoubtedly its greatest strength is its commitment to meeting community needs and expectations. This commitment comes from the Council’s desire to provide its townspeople with relevant services in a manner that is fair, equal, allows community enjoyment and gives value for money. In support of this vision, the Council seeks to fulfill its statutory and community requirements, working with the community and in partnership.

Bury St Edmunds Town Council deals with the town of Bury St Edmunds only and as a Parish/Town council is sometimes referred to as the ‘3rd tier of Local Government’ after Suffolk County Council and West Suffolk Council (see below for more details).

The town itself is split into 9 Wards; Abbeygate, Eastgate, Minden, Moreton Hall, Out  Westgate, Southgate, St Olaves, Tollgate and Westgate and each ward has one or more Councillors.

The Town Council’s offices are located at 79 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds and are normally staffed between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday but commitments may mean that the office is unattended during these periods. For this reason it is suggested that before making a special trip, please contact one of the staff team.

For more information about how this Council and the other types of Council (district, borough and unitary) work visit:

Bury St Edmunds Town Council
79 Whiting Street
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1NX website – Understand how your council works

National Association of Local Councils (NALC)

Suffolk Association of Local Councils (SALC)

Greening our town together

Many of our partnership projects begin as a result of collaboration with local communities in Bury St Edmunds and beyond. They are often, but not solely initiated as a consequence of our request for support from our local town, borough and county Councillors. We are grateful for their support and encouragement.

Following the instigation of these projects we are then able to continue our work on these sites with local residents, school children and other participants as a result of payment from the organisations themselves or additional grant applications that we make.

Furthermore, to extend our cover we have developed a commercial arm to our services and the profits from this work is channelled into worthy but unfunded schemes that we aim to continue supporting wherever possible.



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