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Thousands of pounds spent on bins and the removal and cleaning of chewing gum are among the more eye-catching bills paid by West Suffolk Council in March.

The authority has published its monthly list of payments over £250 to suppliers.

Along with a payment of more than £28,000 for chewing gum removal across the district and more than £35,000 on bins, the March list also includes a payment of £323,494 for work on the Bury St Edmunds Post Office redevelopment, as work on the scheme nears completion.

West Suffolk House
West Suffolk House

Meanwhile, the council also spent more than £37,000 on vehicle parts and £1,070 on graffiti removal.

The full list of payments for March includes:

The Barnes Group Ltd T/A Barnes Construction, works carried out at Bury St Edmunds Cornhill Site: £323,494

Roof Soleil Ltd, provision of a solar PV installation for West Suffolk Council – caps cases Studlands Park, Newmarket: £152,110

Various performers, artiste fees: £118,096

Roof Soleil Ltd, installation of solar PV at Studlands Park, Newmarket: £101,587

Disabled facilities grants: £98,369

Suffolk County Council, street lighting energy and maintenance: £84,952

Agency staff fees: £66,782

Diesel at West Suffolk Operational Hub: £65,946

C & W Commercials Ltd, second-hand skip truck: £60,000

ETEC Contract Services, Provincial House replacement windows: £58,430

G J Bream Limited, works at the Athenaeum: £45,226

Vehicle parts: £37,083

Greenheath Asset Management, installation of new CCTV System for Toggam Solar Farm: £33,436

Ramora Limited, clean and remove chewing gum: £28,050

B&B accommodation costs: £26,571

BPG Energy Limited, electricity supply for 32 High Street, Haverhill (Provincial House): £24,454

Wicksteed Leisure Limited, Tollgate playing field – supply and install outdoor gym: £22,469

ESE World Ltd, bins: £22,320

Roof Soleil Ltd, flat roof Provincial House installation and commissioning 50 kWp solar: £21,944

HAGS-SMP Ltd, St John's play area – supply of UniMini Elara, zipwire and UniPlay Pandora: £19,270

Greenheath Asset Management, operational and maintenance contract for Toggam Solar Farm: £17,957

C P Davidson & Sons Ltd, major repairs to packer: £17,462

Cobalt Telephone Technologies Ltd, Ringo fees: £15,969

QMS Services Limited, gritting contract for car parks/Nowton Park: £15,235

Land Use Consultants, identifying deliverable opportunities: £13,628

Southern Counties Roofing Contractors Ltd, 2-3 Highbury Road, Brandon: £13,610

ESE World Ltd, waste bins: £13,347

Suffolk County Council, front door services: £13,339

QMS Services Limited, Mildenhall Hub – winter gritting maintenance: £13,040

Ridgewell Roofing Ltd, Provincial House certificate: £12,356

Quadient, West Suffolk House and Mildenhall Hub franking machine – re-credits and surcharges: £11,935

R H Landscapes and Maintenance Limited, maintenance: £11,283

Landlord rent/costs: £9,936

Truetech Integrated Ltd, replacement cameras: £9,918

Verse Facilities Management, facility services: £9,768

Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd, planning lawyer placement fee: £8,992

Roof Soleil Ltd, carry out AC and DC works at AJN Steelstock (Kentford): £8,837

Abbey Gardens plants: £8,159

Gazprom Marketing and Trading Retail Limited, gas 2 Newmarket Road, Bury: £7,494

Buckingham Futures, introduction fee: £7,026

Suffolk County Council, property insurance West Suffolk House: £6,942

Goodwill Roofing and Cladding Ltd, 21-24 James Carter Road Mildenhall: £6,933

Strand Systems Limited, automation of existing gates at Newmarket Leisure Centre: £5,943

Greene & Greene Solicitors, purchase of land – legal fees: £5,420

G H Bullard and Associates LLP, professional fees: £5,103

Vacu-lug Traction Tyres Ltd, contract tyre charges: £5,061

Countrystyle Recycling, glass bottle bank emptying: £5,046

A2M TEC LTD, to supply and fit automated system to West Road gate at Bury St Edmunds Cemetery: £4,560

Savills (UK) Limited, red book valuation for land: £4,250

D J Sears Limited, install street name plates at various locations: £4,125

Compass Point Recruitment Limited, recruitment expenses: £4,039

Signway Supplies (Datchet) Ltd, street name plates at various locations: £2,547

Clarke Welding Services Limited,testing of eyebolts for high street banners in Abbeygate Street and Cornhill, Bury, and High Street, Haverhill: £2,310

Gawn Associates Limited, structural engineering surveys: £2,100

A2M TEC LTD, to supply and fit solar power system to new automatic West Road gate at Bury Cemetery: £1,700

Verse Facilities Management, breakout area charges: £1,535

Pure Rinse Limited, graffiti removal: £1,070

Eastern Play Services Ltd T/A Eastern Landscapes and Fencing, Tollgate playing field – 1.5 ton digger and supply and lay topsoil: £945

Some of the biggest payments made by West Suffolk Council in February