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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

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


Welcome to the BID member page for the Food and Drink Festival 2018


On this page, you'll find resources to help you promote the festival on social media, through your email communications and in person! 




Click here to view an online version of the flyer for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival


Click here to view the press release for the 2018 Food and Drink Festival 


The flyers can be used to either print, or link to in your email communications. 


Social Media Images


To download the Twitter header image, click here


To download the Facebook header image, click here


To download the Instagram image, click here




Step up to the plate and prepare to have your taste buds teased when the Our Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend. Celebrity chefs, a farmers' market, local restaurant demonstrations and scores of stalls selling everything from paella to prosecco and beers to brownies will make the event a feast of foodie fun for all the family.


The FREE entry event promises two days of fantastic flavours as well as a host of different family attractions including the urban beach, mini-farm and street entertainment. Top of the menu are two of the country's most popular chefs. On Sunday 26 August James Tanner returns to the festival to give three demonstrations in the Stoves Cookery Theatre and on Bank Holiday Monday and Paul Rankin is back for the second year running to share some of his favourite dishes. 


For younger visitors, there will be a range of children's activities in and around the town centre, including cake decorating workshops, face painting, the mini-farm in Abbeygate Street and the beach complete with deckchairs and Punch and Judy at Charter Square in the arc, along with fairground rides and free street entertainment across both days.


Full details about the event can be found at 


EADT article 


Bury Free article 



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