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12/12/2018Police Advice on how to protect your business from crime Protecting your business from crime is extremely important and should be part of the day to day running of any company.

12/12/2018Police Advice on Credit Card FraudThere have recently been several reports of stolen credit card details being used to purchase goods in-store. The offenders will distract staff after the amount has been entered into the card payment device and then key in the stolen card details rather than using the chip and PIN facility. If staff do not check the signature that is then requested, the offender is able to leave the premises with the fraudulently obtained goods. Please use the following advice to reduce the risk of fraud occurring.

12/12/2018BID Update - CrimeThe two previous news stories are two messages from the Police, for the information of businesses. One is about taking actions now, in order to reduce the likelihood of your business premises being burgled..

06/12/2018Come to Bury videoYou may have seen on social media over the past week that we have created a video to encourage people to visit Bury for all their pre-Christmas requirements. As you would expect we have targeted our messages to those who live within a reasonable travelling distance of Bury but however targeted this approach is there will be large numbers of people who fall into this category who we may have missed. What we would love you to be able to do is to share this link with your friends, family, staff and most importantly customers. We will do all we can, on your behalf, to spread the word about our lovely town but just think how much more we can all achieve, if you all shared this 90 second video with your customer databases and/or via your social media accounts. Thanks, in advance, of your support in promoting our town to potential customers for yourselves.



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: 27th and 28th May 2018


Independents Week: 2nd - 8th July 2018


Food and Drink Festival: 26th - 27th August 2018

Festival of Sport: Dates TBC

Christmas Lights Switch-On: Thursday 15th November 2018


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



Ourburystedmunds regularly organise a series of training dates for businesses to sign up to. 2018 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.



The 2017 AGM of BSE BID CO Ltd (trading as Our Bury St Edmunds) was held at The Athenaeum on Wednesday 19thJuly.


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