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19/11/2019Business Security - CCTV - BID UpdatePolice are urging businesses to check their CCTV is in good working order and capable of providing good quality footage to assist the police in identifying offenders. A CCTV system can be a major benefit for businesses in deterring and identifying an offender. However, in order for CCTV to be effective it needs to be regularly maintained, inspected and be free from anything that can reduce the quality of the recordings, or lead to blurred images. This could include the camera being accidentally moved out of position or focus, light blur from other sources, dirt on the lens, or even spiders’ webs.

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.

Meet the Team

Mark has been in post since February 2011 having had completed a 32 year career with the Suffolk Constabulary. Mark served in Bury St Edmunds in all ranks between Inspector and Chief Superintendent and has lived in or near Bury for nearly 25 years. He knows the town well and is very proud to be representing the interest of town centre businesses.

E: mark.cordell@ourburystedmunds.com

T: 01284 766258

 

Jackie has previously worked for the Town Centre Management Company in Bury as well as in Stowmarket in a similar position. She returned to this role in January 2011. She has considerable experience in co-ordinating events and oversees the very successful Whitsun Fayre, Food & Drink Festival and the Christmas Lights Switch every year.

E: jackie.regan@ourburystedmunds.com

T: 01284 766258

 

Mike joined the team in May 2017 having previously worked for the BID for a short period in 2013. Mike served as a police officer for 31 years with the Norfolk Constabulary and the Metropolitan Police Service during which he gained extensive partnership and management experience in the public and private sectors. He also worked for the Home Office as part of the 2012 Olympics planning team for two years working closely with the business sector. Following this Mike worked in Bury St Edmunds in the private and public sectors including three years as an advisor for Suffolk Constabulary before returning to the BID. Mike has lived in Bury St Edmunds for the past six years, loves all that it has to offer and is passionate about supporting our businesses ensuring Bury St Edmunds remains a top destination. Mike is an amateur astronomer (chairman of the Athenaeum Astronomy Association) a keen cyclist, a sci-fi enthusiast and likes eating out.

E: mike.kirkham@ourburystedmunds.com

T: 01284 766258

 

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