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Angel Hill Friday 8 September 2017Read more »
Angel Hill, the War Memorial
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Abbeygate, the 'Pillar of Salt' and the cathedral
The gateway to the picturesque Abbey GardensRead more »
Wolf sculpture on Southgate roundabout
One of many sculptures linked to the story of St EdmundRead more »
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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.
THE OFFICIAL BURY ST EDMUNDS TOWN GUIDE - 5TH EDITION
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.
COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW - BURY ST EDMUNDS
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 www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/cgr.
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:
NAME OF ORGANISATION
AMOUNT OF AWARD
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