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29/05/2020Recovery PlanWe continue our discussions with West Suffolk Council, regarding the steps that they and we can take to reassure the public that visiting our town centre is a safe thing to do and once these plans are finalised I will share them with you. With retail businesses being able to open in just over a fortnight I am sure that many of you are already planning how you can make your premises safe for staff and customers and there is a bewildering amount of documents available linked to this subject.

29/05/2020Recovery Plan (2)As I have mentioned above we are working with the Council to do all we can between us to make the town centre safe for people to visit. What actions are taken is one issue but how we communicate the “safeness” of the town, to the public, is a very important issue. The same is true regarding your business, you need to be able to provide your customers with the confidence that visiting your premises creates a very low risk.

29/05/2020Takeaway TaxisI am aware that during lockdown many of you have changed your business models and have looked to arrange the delivery of your goods to your customers. At the moment I appreciate that this is predominantly within the food and drink sector but this may become something that retailers want to consider moving forward. I know in regards of food some of you use Deliveroo or Just Eat but I am also aware that their charges are quite high and of course customer details are retained by them and not yourselves. I am aware that some of you work with Takeaway Taxis, a Suffolk based company who are keen to expand their presence in Bury St Edmunds and I understand that their charges to businesses are considerably less that the above companies I have mentioned. I have spoken to the Operations Manager, Milon Miah who would welcome the opportunity to discuss what services he could offer you and has asked that anyone who is interested complete the simple proforma on their website and this is the link.

29/05/2020Independents Week 29th June – 5th JulyAs part of our preparations for helping Bury to bounce back we are keen to continue with our well established annual Independents Week when we celebrate our great range of independent businesses in the town. Whilst we can’t deliver what we normally do, we are planning to supplement this week with an increased presence and activity on social media. Further details will be shared ASAP. What would be helpful and appreciated is for businesses who would like to get involved, to send us details of any offers, promotions, new services or products post lockdown and if you were trading during lockdown any stories you would care to share etc Please send anything be they short videos, editorial, images or stories to



It's tricky to know what food & drink businesses are still operating during the Coronavirus period so we've been keeping a list: 



Amigos Bury St Edmunds are offering a delivery service with Deliveroo


Baileys2 are offering afternoon tea delivery and collection as well as takeaway drinks and treats


Bee House Honey Company is available to order online and they deliver weekly to Bury


Brewshed Brewery are offering a beer takeaway service and you can now pre-order online - visit their website here


Casa are running a takeaway and food delivery service


Cafe Kottani are open for takeaway snacks and meals 


Chef2U are offering delivery of homemade meals


Codfather is open for collection


COOK are open and offer a no contact click and collect service in store


Edis Of Ely Pork Butchers are open


Europa Maxi - are open 


Francela are open for takeaway and collections for their full a-la-carte menu. 30% discount on collection orders. Open Tuesday - Sunday 


Harriets Tea Rooms - are offering afternoon tea for £10 pp, email to order


Humphreys Butchers are opening 7am - 2pm Monday - Friday and Saturdays 7am - 4pm


Iceland are open and the first hour of trading is priority to elderly and vulnerable people and the final hour of trading is for NHS staff only Monday - Saturday


Karooze are now offering a takeaway cocktail service from Thursday 28th May and food from The Gym Bar - delivery available too


Lime via Just Eat


Lottie's Waffles are open Fridays - Sundays 11 - 3 for takeaway drinks and treats 


Lucy's are offering collection and delivery


Marks and Spencer - they are open only from the front door and they are limiting the amount of customers who can come in. To help make sure that everyone can shop for the food they need, they have reserved the first hour of trading for older and vulnerable customers and for NHS and front-line workers (including bank holidays) 


Ming's are open from 12th May for takeaway


Moriarty's are open for takeaway coffee and treats from Friday 8th May and you can now pre-order food and cocktails online!


Moza Indian Take Away via Just Eat


No 5 Angel Hill are open for takeaway coffees and treats 


Old Cannon Brewery - you can pre-order beer to collect from their premises - they are offering 4 pint flagons for £10. Collection days are Wednesdays and Fridays.


Orissa Contemporary Indian via Just Eat


Papakis Deli is open for takeaway snacks and cakes


Petrus Wine Bar are offering takeaway wines and are on deliveroo


Pizza Town are offering delivery to Bury & surrounding villages


Queen's Bar and Grill are running takeaway Tuesdays with a selection of burgers, sides and desserts - 5 - 8.30pm pre order only. They are also offering luxury cheesecakes for delivery that are made to order. 


Really Rather Good - they are selling loose leaf tea and coffee 


Spice Garden via Just Eat


St Edmunds Butchers are offering delivery free of charge and no minimum order. They are open 7am to 1pm Mondays to Saturdays. To arrange a free delivery please call 01284 768351 or email 


Suffolk Carver are serving their full menu to takeaway including dairy free options


Tesco Express are currently open 

The Friendly Loaf
 are offering weekly deliveries of essentials for pre-order


The One Bull and Beerhouse - are selling beers via their Brewery in Ingham - Brewshed


The Sheesh are offering takeaway collection and delivery


The Station Steakhouse and Bar are offering takeaway and delivery


The Suffolk Carver is open for collection of baguettes, cakes and hot drinks - place your order on 01284 750930 Friday - Sunday 10-3


The Suffolk Hog Roast Company are offering homemade ready me


Thomas Ridley Foodservice have an online store and collection is available from their Rougham warehouse


TIKKATONIC are offering takeaway and delivery


Valley Connection are open for collection and delivery 4 - 9pm Tuesdays - Sundays


Waitrose & Partners - they have introduced a 5 point plan to ensure the safety of their staff and customers


Walking Wok are offering takeaway collection from Ixworth - pre-order only


Wooster's are open and cannot allow too many customers in the store at one time


Wright's are open for collection from their cafe or delivery in the town centre

Zap Thai Cuisine - Bury St Edmunds are offering collection and delivery


Zeera via Just Eat


Zen Noodle Bar are open from 12th May for takeaway Tuesday - Sunday 


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