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05/05/2020Recovery PlanI just wanted to reassure you, that on your behalf, we have commenced discussions with West Suffolk Council, regarding the town centre re-opening. There are clearly many necessary steps that will be required to be taken, to ensure that customers return to the town centre in sufficient numbers to justify the re-opening of the many businesses that are currently closed, as a consequence of Government advice.

05/05/2020Coastline GraphicsAt the moment there is much speculation regarding a planned announcement by the Prime Minister on Sunday that will potentially loosen the current “lockdown” restrictions and may allow many businesses that are currently closed, to reopen. If you choose to do this then there will be responsibilities, obligations and expectations from employees and customers alike that you will take certain steps to secure their safety. Much of this is currently being discussed in the media and may well require some visible signage and demarcation setting. Over the past few years the BID has worked with local company Coastline Graphics, on many occasions and I attach a pdf of products they are able to provide should you so wish to take this approach. Contact details are on the final page of the brochure.

05/05/2020VE DayIn the midst of everything Covid-19 you may not have realised that, this Friday, is a Bank Holiday, commemorating the end of WWII in Europe 75 years ago. I have seen that a few of you are offering special promotions, offers or products to celebrate this prestigious anniversary. Both Our Bury St Edmunds and Bury St Edmunds & Beyond are promoting the businesses that are recognising the importance of the 8th May and if you are also doing the same please let me or know so we can make the public aware of what you are doing.

05/05/2020Unclaimed Government funding is still availableSince early last month WSC have been administering the issuing of Government Grants (not loans) and to date have paid over £30m into the bank accounts of many local businesses including a great number of BID members. Across west Suffolk, over 80% of businesses entitled to funding have received their money but I am aware that there are still a few of our members who are entitled to these grants and have not yet claimed them, predominantly because Council staff can’t contact you. I have sent nearly 15 e mails this and last week to BID members who are entitled to these grants but having received them yet, so please check your junk folders, in case my message has gone into there.



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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