PUBLISHED: 09:18 09 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:18 09 November 2018 Businesses in and around Hatter Street in Bury St Edmunds have come together to support the Jasmine Appeal Picture: GOODERHAM PR Archant Independent businesses in Bury St Edmunds will open late in support of the town’s Christmas light switch-on event and a grand charity raffle. Shops in and around Hatter Street will hold the ‘Independent Retailers Raffle’ on Thursday, November 15, to raise money for the GeeWizz Jasmine Appeal. The Geewizz charity appeal is supporting Jasmine Moxon, a six-year-old girl from Beck Row, near Mildenhall, who suffers from spastic diplegic cerebral palsy.Gina Long, founder of GeeWizz, said: “The Jasmine Appeal has really captured the imagination of our generous local community and the Independent Retailers Raffle is another great example of this.“But this event is about more than just fundraising. We wanted to shine a light on some wonderful independent … [Read more...] about Independent shops to support Geewizz charity appeal
PUBLISHED: 13:34 17 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:34 17 October 2018 The final phase of gas works in Bury St Edmunds town centre are set to be completed before the Christmas light switch-on Picture: ARCHANT Archant The final phase of “extremely disruptive” gas works in Bury St Edmunds are expected to be completed ahead of the town’s Christmas light switch-on event next month. The major gas works in St Andrew's Street South started in the summer Picture: RUSSELL COOKCadent began major work in Bury’s town centre in June to replace ageing gas mains in St Andrew’s Street South and ensure “safe and reliable” supplies.Work from Woolhall Street to Robert Boby Way was completed on Monday, but the road is now closed between Robert Boby Way and Parkway. Cadent says its engineers have encountered “assorted challenges” in delivering the latest phase of work, but the company hopes to finish the project by Wednesday, November 14 – before … [Read more...] about ‘Disruptive’ gas works set to end before town’s Christmas light switch-on
Video PUBLISHED: 17:54 27 August 2018 | UPDATED: 23:23 27 August 2018 Ofelia, Ernesto and Jose Mejiaortega enjoy an ice cream Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant Huge crowds flocked to the Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival and the bank holiday Monday turn-out could be the best-ever, according to organisers. Mark Cordell, chief executive of Our Bury St Edmunds, said the popular two-day festival had been “a huge success”, with many traders selling out of produce by lunchtime yesterday. The urban beach at the Arc shopping centre proved to be very popular and children were treated to a Punch and Judy show. Celebrity chef Paul Rankin also pulled in crowds with cookery demonstrations at the Stoves Cookery Theatre yesterday, alongside demos from Bury St Edmunds eateries No.4 Resturant and Bar and Casa. The farmers’ market on Angel Hill was also a success, with many traders selling out of their local produce. Maria selling freshly squeezed lemonade … [Read more...] about WATCH: Crowds flock to popular food and drink festival
PUBLISHED: 11:51 22 August 2018 Russell Cook Research branding Bury St Edmunds as the UK hot spot for thefts and robberies near ATMs has been called "laughable". Picture: Mariam Ghaemi Mariam Ghaemi The surprising claim that Bury St Edmunds could be the most dangerous place in the UK to withdraw cash has been slammed. Bury BID chief executive Mark Cordell. Picture: OUR BURY ST EDMUNDSThe town came out top in terms of the number of thefts and robberies near ATMs relative to population figures, with one in every 415 residents suffering at the hands of thieves in the last decade, according to research by MoneySuperMarket.However, Suffolk police said it appeared the request for information regarding ATM thefts was misinterpreted.They said: “It would appear the request for information we received from MoneySuperMarket regarding ATM thefts was misinterpreted and as a consequence we believe the figures which were sent out in reply are incorrect.“We … [Read more...] about Could Bury St Edmunds be the UK hot spot for ATM crime?
New PUBLISHED: 19:00 10 August 2018 Mariam Ghaemi Ian Dalrymple. company director (pictured far right), outside Intersport when it used to be in Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: contributed Contributed A business leader has expressed his frustration following the exit of another business from Bury St Edmunds town centre. Laura Ashley in Bury St Edmunds is closing down. Picture: ARCHANTMark Cordell, chief executive of Ourburystedmunds, the Business Improvement District (BID) group, was speaking following the relocation of Intersport, which had been based in Whiting Street for a number of years, to Chamberlayne Road on Moreton Hall.This comes after news of Laura Ashley’s plans to shut up shop after more than 30 years in the town.Chancellor Philip Hammond has said in an interview today that he is considering introducing a so-called “Amazon tax” for online businesses to try to rescue struggling retailers, and also warned the … [Read more...] about Intersport quits Bury St Edmunds town centre