Suffolk MPs support council merger

Suffolk MPs Matt Hancock, Jo Churchill and James Cartlidge have written to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid expressing their strong support for the merger of Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council.


Commenting, Matt Hancock MP said:


“I stand united with Jo and James to see a single council formed and we have written to Sajid Javid to make that case. The argument for a merger between FHDC at St Ed’s is compelling – delivering shared services and producing greater efficiencies are just two of the reasons why combining the councils is the way forward. We now require secondary legislation to push this ahead and we are ready to help make this happen.”