Tour of Britain comes through Bury St Edmunds

Angel Hill Friday 8 September 2017

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Tour of Britain comes through Bury St Edmunds

Angel Hill, the War Memorial

and a double rainbow too

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Angel Hill, the War Memorial

Abbeygate, the 'Pillar of Salt' and the cathedral

The gateway to the picturesque Abbey Gardens

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Abbeygate, the 'Pillar of Salt' and the cathedral

Wolf sculpture on Southgate roundabout

One of many sculptures linked to the story of St Edmund

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Wolf sculpture on Southgate roundabout

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Citizen of the Year & Young Citizen of the Year Awards 2017

Each year Bury St Edmunds Town Council, as part of its St Edmund’s Day Celebrations, marks the occasion by presenting Civic Awards for Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year.  Residents are nominated for the Awards for their very valuable, and often unappreciated, work they do in their communities.

The Awards Presentation evening was held on Tuesday 14 November 2017.

Congratulations to the winners:

Citizen of the Year - Mrs Jane Frost

Young Citizen of the Year - Miss Phoebe Mousley-Hastings

To view the names of previous winners please visit our Projects and Events page and click on the relevant year.

Grateful thanks are extended to our Media sponsor - Bury St Edmunds Mercury 

Presentation evening and prize sponsors - Adnams (Southwold), Bury Bowl, Cants of Colchester, Glasswells Ltd, Greene King Plc, Kings Seeds, Thompson & Morgan and Wyvale Garden Centre.


Copies of the latest edition of the Official Bury St Edmunds Town Guide, containing useful information and a map are available from the Town Council's offices.  The map is also available separately (whilst stocks last).  Click here to view the online version of the guide.  

If you have any suggestions regarding improvements or additions or any other comments we would be very pleased to hear from you. 






The boundary changes following the review of governance arrangements in Bury St Edmunds (as part of a wider review in the borough of St Edmundsbury) came into effect from 01 April 2017. Details of these can be found at

Please be aware that some ward boundaries for Bury St Edmunds Town Council are not the same as the Ward boundaries for St Edmundsbury Borough Council. 


Grant funding is available - click here to visit the grant funding page of this website.

In recent financial years grants have been awarded to:




Theatre Royal

Associate Artists Programme for 2018/19

St Edmundsbury Heritage Service Towards the purchase of an early mediaeval gold and enamel cloisonné mount £500 
Bury In Bloom Improvements to the underpass from the multi-story car park in to the town centre to make it more welcoming  £4,479
Our Bury St Edmunds BID To promote the celebration of St Edmund over the weekend of 17 - 20 Nov 2017 £1,500
Greener Growth CIC To complete 'green surveys' in Bury St Edmunds £3,400
Abbeycroft Leisure ‘Closed road cycle ride’ event in Bury St Edmunds in 2018  £9,630
Mildenhall Road Estate Community Association To replace two air conditioning units in the main hall of the Anselm Community Centre £2,000
Ourburystedmunds BID To create a Christmas extravaganza in Charter Square throughout December 2017 £5,000
Victory Sports Ground Community Interest Company To support cricket coaching in primary schools in Bury St Edmunds this year £4,000
St Edmundsbury Borough Council Programme of children’s summer activities in Nowton Park £16,000
Southgate Community Partnership Replacement of a partition wall with folding partition panels and replacement and refurbishment of the coffee bar in the main hall £19,705
Bury Bach Choir Refurbishment of the choir's staging £4,000
Bury In Bloom Lark and Linnet bollard trail leaflet £500
The Offshoot Foundation Fund a series of workshops focusing on teaching young people the basic skills involved in film-making £1,000
Mentis Tree CIC T/as MTCIC Purchase 20 group room chairs and 8 counselling room chairs £1,982
Gatehouse Caring in East Anglia Revenue funding £2,000
St Nicholas Hospice Care Purchase a mattress for Sylvan Ward  £2,700
Unit Twenty Three To take the play 'Freefall' into schools in Bury St Edmunds to help identify hidden young carers, to raise awareness of the unseen work that young carers undertake, and strengthen realationships between young carers, their schools and the relevant support agencies  £1,350
Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) To provide equipment & training for SARS volunteers covering the Bury St Edmunds area over a twelve-month period with longer term benefits for the community  £8,000
Spinning Wheel Theatre - Youth Takeover Shakespeare workshops for children during the Easter holidays plus training for young people to facilitate them  £1,000
 BECT Art Group Materials for an art group which will make individual 'diamonds' of stained glass/ceramic which will be joined together and displayed in St John's Church or Centre to commemorate its 175th anniversary  £1,000
My WiSH charity Costs of the Chinese New Year Celebration 2017 fundraising event £1500
Breathe Easy Costs of hiring Southgate Community Centre for monthly meetings £250
Abbeycroft Leisure/St Edmundsbury Borough Council Green gym for Moreton Hall to complement the recently opened 5k ‘Run/Walk Route’ £24,000
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Associate Artists Programme 2017 (£10,500) & Children's Festival 2017 (£15,500) £26,000
6th Bury St Edmunds (St Marys) Scouts Cost of roof repairs and provision of a perimeter fence for the area used by the group at Hardwick Heath £7,171
Bury St Edmunds Chess Congress To cover prizes in the minor section of the annual chess event in Bury St Edmunds £370
St Edmundsbury Borough Council/OurBuryStEdmunds Towards the costs of the St Edmund's Day celebratory dinner and to enable representatives from organisations who play a part in the wellbeing of Bury St Edmunds to be invited to attend £1,500
Bring Out Your Dead Productions Towards the production of an original piece of drama to be presented at Moyse's Hall Museum between 27th and 29th October 2016 £1,000
Destination Management Organisation (DMO) group Towards the cost of production of two videos to promote tourism in the Town £1,500
Suffolk Accident Rescue Service Towards running costs including replacement equipment and drugs for SARS Responders who cover the Bury St Edmunds area  £500

Bury In Bloom

Six basket trees in Abbeygate Street

£3,900 annually


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