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15/11/2019St Edmunds Day – next Wednesday!!Just a final reminder that it is St Edmunds Day next Wednesday (20th) and I would ask that all who have their bunting and flags from previous year please display this in or on your buildings from next Wednesday and throughout the Christmas Fayre weekend demonstrating to all the visitors to the Fayre of how proud we are of our town and it’s namesake. If you haven’t got any bunting or flags and want some then please contact me (if you haven’t already done so) asap! And I only have limited stocks left.

15/11/2019Win a Christmas HamperBID member, A-Plan Bury St Edmunds are running a prize draw for a Christmas Hamper from Regency Hampers, including a variety of goodies (see attached) and a £25 high street shopping voucher draw runs from now until 05/12/19 and the winner will be drawn 06/12/19. In order to enter, at least one renewal date must be supplied for either car, van, home or commercial insurance and each renewal date supplied will count as one entry into the draw. Over 18's only. If you want to partake please call into the office in Brentgovel St or e mail tom.brame@aplan.co.uk Also see attached a preferential business offer to all BID businesses.

15/11/2019Fake Compliments vouchersIt has been brought to my attention that recently in East Anglia a number of fake/counterfeit “Compliments” vouchers have been tendered and recovered so please ensure your staff are vigilant in checking these vouchers if they are presented to purchase goods or services in your businesses.

15/11/2019Christmas FayreI am sure none of you need reminding that the Fayre starts next Thursday at noon and runs through the weekend, ending at 6pm on Sunday. We are hoping for a bumper attendance that will benefit your businesses but acknowledge that getting in and out of town and finding a place to park will be more tricky than usual after 10am each day. It will obviously be helpful if staff can make alternative transport arrangements to get into and out of town, if at all possible, to free up more space for visitors. At the BID we are very aware that this event does not benefit all of our members and those that particularly have a local customer base and/or rely upon bookings for businesses can be detrimentally affected but overall the event is a huge benefit for the town both in regards of the spend over the weekend but also as a promotional tool for people to hear about our lovely town and increase subsequent visits.

Meet the Board

Andrew joined the Board in May 2011 and was Chairman until January 2015. He was re-elected as Chairman in May 2019. 

 

 

Wil Joined the Board in November 2014 and was elected Vice Chairman in September 2015.

 

Mark joined the Board in March 2011 having been appointed the CEO of the BID the previous month.

 

Maria joined the Board in July 2016.

 

Paul joined the Board in May 2018. 

 

Neville joined the Board in April 2019. 

 

Andrea joined the Board in April 2010. 

 

Barry joined the Board in April 2019. 

 

Mike joined the Board in July 2013

 

Heather joined the Board in March 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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