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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. 

 

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

 

Please find our member resources below for each of our events:

 

 

Independents Week 2021

4th - 10th July 2021

 

This year we are celebrating the 11th Anniversary of the Our Bury St Edmunds Independents Week, and this year independent businesses need your support more than ever! 

 

We've created some social media imagery which our members are free to use as they wish on social media. 

 

To download a Facebook header, click here

 

To download a Twitter header, click here

 

 

Below are a list of graphics which can be used on Facebook or Instagram:

 

Independents Week 2021, download here

 

Spend £5 with an independent, download here

 

2021 marks the 11th year, download here 

 

Bury St Edmunds has 20% more independents, download here

 

59% of all our businesses, download here

 

80 independent market stalls, download here

 

290 indies in the town, download here 

 

Indies add value to the town, download here

 

Choose independents, download here

 

Every street has an indie, download here 

 

For every £1 spent, download here

 

Independents offer, download here

 

Let us know why you love indies, download here

 

OBSE proudly supports indies, download here

 

Our independent businesses cover, download here

 

 

Below are the Twitter versions of the Independents Week graphics: 

 

Independents Week 2021 (Twitter), download here

 

Spend £5 with an independent (Twitter), download here

 

2021 marks the 11th year (Twitter), download here 

 

Bury St Edmunds has 20% more independents (Twitter), download here

 

59% of all our businesses (Twitter), download here

 

80 independent market stalls (Twitter), download here

 

290 indies in the town (Twitter), download here 

 

Choose independents (Twitter), download here

 

Every street has an indie (Twitter), download here 

 

Let us know why you love indies (Twitter), download here

 

OBSE proudly supports indies (Twitter), download here

 

Our independent businesses cover (Twitter), download here

 

 

 

#LoveLocal Day 2021

 

We're celebrating #LoveLocalDay on 14th February 2021. This day is dedicated to celebrating and spreading love to all of our local businesses that make Bury St Edmunds a wonderful place to live. It also marks the day we will be officially launching our longer term #LoveLocal campaign, where over the coming months we will be highlighting and promoting the benefits and importance of shopping local and supporting local businesses. Below are a few points that we will be highlighting as we encourage local people to get involved along with some quotes. Please feel free to use these in your social media feeds along with the infographics below as you wish.

 

Benefits of Supporting Local Businesses

  • Local businesses add character and bring originality and individuality to our town centre. They often get items made locally that are not available elsewhere.
  • Local spending boosts the local economy.
  • Local businesses help create local jobs.
  • You are likely to receive better, more personalised customer service from people who know your name and your personal tastes and interests.
  • They can create a healthier high street as local shops often source their goods locally, also helping to reduce their carbon footprint.
  • Local businesses also help build strong local communities by allowing you to build personal relationship with the local shop.
  • We have local family-owned independent businesses like Sneezums (est. 1874) trading in Bury for nearly 150 years and Denny Bros (est. 1945) for 76 years, as well as national brands like M&S (est. 1884) Next, Boots (est. 1849) and other popular high street household names that have been a part of our town centre for decades.

Quotes
  • As well as showing your partner, friends and family some love this Valentine's Day, remember to show your local community some love too
  • Today is #LoveLocalDay and we are urging the people of Bury St Edmunds to show your support for local businesses during this time
  • To celebrate our local high street, markets and dedicated businesses who work hard to source and supply convenience with fresh produce, gifts and services on our doorstep we want to spread the love with them this Valentine's Day and throughout our campaign
  • We feel they should have the recognition they deserve - so we are claiming Valentine's Day as the day for us all to appreciate local businesses and where we live and work! We are renaming the 14th of February Love Local Day

How local people can add their support
  • Shopping local for your loved one
  • Treat your special person to a takeaway by ordering a meal, wine and maybe a cocktail from a local restaurant 
  • Make your high street or market the first stop when choosing a unique card or gift
  • Buy a gift card or voucher and 'Pay It Forward' by repaying a kindness received with a good deed to someone else
  • Shop local and visit local businesses' online shop
  • Like and share or write a positive review on social media
  • Helping raise awareness by sharing the local love on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, possibly sharing a favourite image

We've created some social graphics below that you can use to join in the celebrations with us. 

 

Love Local Day (Facebook and Instagram) download here

 

Love Local Day (Twitter) download here

 

Positive reviews (Facebook and Instagram) download here

 

Positive reviews (Twitter) download here

 

Gift card (Facebook and Instagram) download here

 

Gift card (Twitter) download here

 

Online shop (Facebook and Instagram) download here

 

Online shop (Twitter) download here

 

Order in (Facebook and Instagram) download here

 

Order in (Twitter) download here

 

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