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Plans for new West Row Parish Council a step closer

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Plans for a new parish council to cover West Row and Islesham Marina have moved a step closer, and is due to be formally launched in May next year.

With changes to the ward boundaries set to happen in March as Forest Heath District and St Edmundsbury Borough councils merge to become West Suffolk Council, the proposal brings the existing Mildenhall Parish Council boundary in line with that of the merged council.

It means that the size of Mildenhall Parish Council’s area will be reduced, but will still elect 15 councillors from May.

West Row village sign. (6210348)
West Row village sign. (6210348)

During Forest Heath’s full council meeting on Wednesday, December 19, a reorganisation order which must be carried out was approved, and a May 2019 formation date established for the new West Row Parish Council.

The new parish council, which will represent community issues, will feature nine councillors.