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30/04/2021Whitsun FayreThis event will take place on Sunday 30th & Monday (Bank Holiday) 31st May and we are about to finalise the site plan for the event. If any BID member would like to have a presence at this event , on either day, please contact my colleague Jackie, as there is some space available at this time but it is likely to be allotted to others during the next week so if you are interested then please give her a call on 01284 766258 or via email to

30/04/2021Important Update – Joining New BID Members Community Facebook GroupFurther to my e mail on this subject a couple of weeks ago, It has come to our attention that we are only able to invite personal profiles to the Our Bury St Edmunds BID Members Community Group and businesses pages are required to request to join themselves. To simplify the process we have created the attached revised instructions to assist you. We apologise for any confusion or delay caused and we look forward to welcoming you to the new group very soon. If you have any further queries please contact

30/04/2021Bury Free Press Advert OpportunityAs part of our #BuryBouncingBack Campaign the Bury Free Press are keen to support local business and enterprise. On the 21st May they are putting together a shop local feature, specifically celebrating the wealth and diversity of the businesses in and around Bury St Edmunds. The feature will be made up of 8 advert spaces per page, a product placement picture and mini edit highlighting a specific product / service that represents your business, as well as a pin and listing on an interactive google map that will be available on the Bury Free Press website until the end of June, and posted to Bury Free Press social media followers. The combination of print and online exposure will increase the potential audience to over 301,000 a month. The cost is being offered to BID businesses at a discounted rate of £50 per advert. If you would like your business to be featured or if you would like more information please email

30/04/2021Re-opening updateAs we approach the end of the third week of trading since non-essential retail could recommence trading I thought it was a good opportunity to appraise you of the situation in the town centre town centre; Footfall has steadily increased, with last week being 92% of the figure for the same week in 2019 Last Saturday was the busiest day since 12th April More currently vacant units have new tenants or interested parties engaged with commercial agents Extended vehicle closure of Abbeygate St. has been very positively received, with hospitality businesses taking space with outside seating Just over a fortnight until hospitality businesses can reopen with indoor service

Meet the Board


Wil joined the Board in November 2014 and was elected Vice Chairman in September 2015, and elected to Chairman in April 2020. 


Maria joined the Board in July 2016 and was elected as Vice-Chair in April 2020. 


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


Tom joined the Board in May 2020.


Chloe joined the Board in September 2020.


Graeme joined the Board in August 2020. 


Neville joined the Board in April 2019. 


Andrea joined the Board in April 2010.


Ben joined the Board in May 2020.


Barry joined the Board in April 2019. 


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






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