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17/05/2019Whitsun Fayre Social media bannersAs most of you will be aware next Bank Holiday weekend (Sunday & Monday 10am-4pm) we host the Whitsun Fayre in the town centre and we are hoping for big crowds and good weather. As always we would be grateful if you could make as many of your friends, family, colleagues and customers aware of this. If you were able to do this on social media or via e mail you can click on this link and access some specifically created banners for this purpose. Thanks for your support https://www.ourburystedmunds.com/events-members

17/05/2019Pay on Exit As I mentioned recently the Council have agreed to introduce a Pay on Exit (branded “Flexi Park” by the Council) option in the St Andrews Street North Car Park (behind the bus station and accessible from Parkway, opposite the Fire Station, from Tuesday 11th June). What I may not have made absolutely clear is that the car park is currently split into long and short stay parking and that the Long Stay spaces (all day for £3) is not affected by this trial. The current long stay spaces will remain accessible as long stay spaces. It is the 350+ short stay spaces (currently maximum stay is only 3 hours) that people will be able to stay in for as long as they wish and then pay accordingly, before they leave the car park. I will update you with more details as we approach the launch but I hope this clarification has been of use to you.

17/05/2019Ten Good Deeds at the arcYou may have seen that since February the arc shopping centre has had a new manager, Abbie Panks is very keen for the arc to be part of the town centre and not a “stand alone” shopping centre. If you follow the arc on social media you may have noticed a change, in this respect, in regards of their messages since she has been in post. She has also introduced a new idea, called ”10 Good Deeds” whereby each month the shopping centre financially contributes to a local community initiative, whether delivered by an individual or group and already 3 good deeds have been allocated to a local charity, a school and a local volunteering group. Abbie does not live locally so would like to receive more nominations, as she is aware generally of so much good work is going on in and around Bury but not the specifics and she wants to be able to recognise and reward this positive activity. She would like to receive nominations at www.arc-burystedmunds.com/10-good-deeds with a short explanation of why the nominee should be recognised but just as importantly what can the arc do to help the individual or group.

17/05/2019Theatre Star TrailThis joint initiative between the BID and the Theatre Royal, to celebrate their 200th anniversary, commences next Saturday (25th) and will involve 25 stars being placed on the ground around the town centre, each with the name of an artist who has performed at the Theatre Royal and as I type this all but just 1 are sponsored by a local company. The challenge is for people to find all 25 stars and to place the name of each performer on the entry from (available from participating businesses and the Tourism Points in the town). There will be 10 prizes allocated from all the correct entries we receive at the BID offices. The trail runs throughout the summer until the 27th October and I am confident that thousands of people will take part in the trail and bring additional footfall past the door of many of our businesses.

 

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! 

 

Flyers

 

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

 

Articles

 

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 www.ourburystedmunds.com/foodanddrinkfestival 

 

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