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BID Member Weekly News, w/c 10th April

  • Spring Fayre

Next month (28th & 29th May) will see our first significant town centre event for 2023, the Spring Fayre (previously The Whitsun Fayre). Our events bring in significant additional footfall which ensure more people discover the town centre and BID businesses. Also, as a Free Entry event with many Free Activities and Free Games visitors will hopefully be more inclined to spend locally and boost the town centre economy. Marketing for this event has already begun and will ramp up as we approach the date so in support of this it would be great if you could display the attached A4 Event Poster in your business window. It is also available in A3 and if you would prefer us to deliver a hard copy to you just email

  • Free Training Courses

You will be aware that we continue to provide a range of free training courses for BID Businesses including the popular Emergency First Aid at Work (with defibrillator element), Fire Marshal and Mental Health Awareness.

There is now an opportunity to add a Neurodiversity Awareness (3 hours) course but before doing so we would like to gauge the level of interest for this. This course would help attendees understand a range of neurodiverse conditions including dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and autism.

Attendees would develop a better appreciation of the challenges that can be faced by neurodivergent individuals and explore steps that can be taken to make interactions and environments more accommodating for those with neurodiverse conditions. If this course would be of interest, then please email


  • Free Google Digital Training – 26th April

The New Anglia LEP have organised the above for a half day session from 9am to 1pm at Ashlar House, in town, on the Eastern Way Industrial Estate.

This is an opportunity for small businesses to access expert advice and guidance for free.

Click on this link Google is coming to Bury St Edmunds – Google Digital Garage Tickets, Wed 26 Apr 2023 at 09:00 | Eventbrite to find out more about the session and how you can book your spot.

  • Coronation Weekend

With the above taking place in early May you may well be planning to commemorate this with events, products or services to celebrate the Coronation of the King.

If this is the case please let us know and we will be very happy to spread the word to all of our social media followers to raise the profile of what you are doing. Just contact Mike Kirkham at and he’ll arrange this promotional activity for you.


Here’s a date for your diary, our AGM will be held at The Guildhall from 6pm on Thursday 15th June. This is an opportunity for BID businesses to meet our Board members and our staff and hear about what we have achieved during the financial year 22/23.

Additionally our priorities for the forthcoming financial year, will be outlined.

In order to make the necessary logistical arrangements, if you would like to come along can you let my colleague Jackie Regan at know and also if you have any dietary requirements can you make her aware as we will be providing refreshments for those attending.


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