St Edmundsbury is a local government district which also holds borough status within the ceremonial county of Suffolk, in the East Anglia region of England. The district is one of the eight major administrative entities within the county of Suffolk and is found toward the extreme west of county, being the district which is closest to London at its southernmost point.
The district of St Edmundsbury is named for its major town and principal settlement of Bury St Edmunds and the council headquarters are also found there. Other notable settlements within the district include the likes of Haverhill, Barrow, Flempton, Knettishall and Risby.
The Formation Of The District Of St Edmundsbury
The local government district of St Edmundsbury was official created on the 1st April 1974 as a result of the passage of the 1972 Local Government Act. That piece of parliamentary legislation reshaped local government all over the UK and in most cases created new districts and boroughs from mergers of former, smaller administrative entities.
In the case of St Edmundsbury, the entities which were merged were the former Borough of Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill Urban District, Clare Rural District and Thingoe Rural District. Also instrumental in the creation of St Edmundsbury as a district with borough status was the abolition of the county of West Suffolk, which was enacted by the same 1972 Local Government Act.
Today’s St Edmundsbury
The district of St Edmundsbury, as created in 1974, covers an approximate total land area of around 254 square miles and is home to close to 112,000 permanent residents. This gives the district a population density of short of 500 per square mile which is an undoubtedly low figure.
Having such a low population density figure does mean that accidents and injuries are less common in the district than in more densely populated areas. It does not however mean that none of these incidents occur in the area and as such St Edmundsbury accident claim proceedings can still be crucial to residents of the district.
St Edmundsbury Accident Claim Proceedings
It is by embarking upon St Edmundsbury accident claim proceedings that victims of injuries which were somebody else’s fault can seek the personal injury compensation which they deserve. This compensation is designed as recompense for the physical, emotional and financial hardships brought about through no fault of the victim’s own.
If this therefore makes you believe that you may be in a position to begin your own St Edmundsbury accident claim, then you may wish to contact Accident Advice Helpline. They are highly experienced personal injury specialists who have friendly advisers available to you 24 hours a day and seven days a week when you call either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile.
Date Published: 19th November 2014
Author: David Brown