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21/02/2019Easter Themed Window Display CompetitionTo encourage visitors to our lovely town centre and businesses we are planning a Facebook Easter Window Display Competition. I know many of our businesses frequently theme their window displays so if you are able to support the Easter theme that would be great.

08/02/2019Supporting College Business StudentsThe College are currently running a live project with their Business and Retail students who are taking over a number of charity shops in the town centre next week. They will be involved in remerchandising stock and hopefully increasing sales during the two day take over period which is 13th and 14th Feb. They are working in groups of 2/3 and are looking for sponsorship of a small prize for the team which achieves the best results. If any of you are interested in providing this reward then please contact tracey.marshall@wsc.ac.uk

08/02/2019Attempted Arson at a BID Business in the ButtermarketOver the weekend we had an incident in the town centre, which the police are treating as attempted arson. The suspect(s) had wrapped an incendiary device, in combustible materials, apparently found nearby and then set it alight in and placed it in the cash chute on the side of the building. The business concerned and the Police have asked me to bring this situation to the attention of our members, as looking around the town there are examples of cardboard and other combustible materials being stored against buildings and it’s possible that there may be a repeat incident against other businesses, so please consider how you deal with your cardboard left for collection.

08/02/2019St Johns Street Festival – 15th JuneThe traders in St Johns Street are reinstating their annual celebration of their street and we are working with them regarding the closure of the street. I attended a meeting, with some of the traders, last evening and they would be absolutely delighted if any other Independent businesses in the town wanted, for this day, to have a stall in SJS as they see the day being about celebrating Independent businesses and the town centre of Bury, as well as their street. If you are interested in taking up this opportunity then please contact Rosie, from Vinyl Hunter on curtainhunters@mac.com

 

Events

Events are key to bringing new visitors into the town and the team at Our Bury St Edmunds are always at the forefront of many major events that have taken place in the town centre over the last few years. The BID team are always coming up with new events and ideas and this year there are many events to look forward to. Take a look at some of the events taking place in 2018...


Whitsun Fayre: 26th and 27th May 2019

 

Independents Week: 1st - 7th July 2019

 

Food and Drink Festival: 25th - 26th August 2019


Festival of Sport: Dates TBC


Christmas Lights Switch-On: Thursday 14th November 2019

 

For more information about the festivals and events, click here.

 

Training

Ourburystedmunds regularly organise a series of training dates for businesses to sign up to. 2019 training dates are to be confirmed.

 

Future courses to be arranged include:  

  • First Aid
  • Social media for business
  • Health & Safety
  • Window dressing

 

If you are interested in attending one or more of these courses, please email Mike Kirkham.

 

AGM

The 2019 AGM of BSE BID CO Ltd (trading as Our Bury St Edmunds) will be held in the summer, date TBC. 

 

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