Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre enjoys ‘busiest Friday ever’

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Bury St Edmund’s 10th annual Christmas Fayre is to continue today after what is thought to have been its busiest Friday ever.

Mark Cordell, chief executive of Bury Business Improvement District Ourburystedmunds, said: “I thought the opening of the Fayre on Thursday was a great success and there was a lovely atmosphere. It looks like yesterday was the busiest Friday ever in the ten years of the Fayre, with many BID business reporting very brisk trading.”

He added: “I would like to particularly acknowledge the hard work of the parking team who kept traffic flowing even at the busiest times and provided ‘live feeds’ on twitter in regards of parking availability.

“I am fully expecting an even busier day today as Bury welcomes thousands of visitors to the town, many of whom I am anticipating will make return visits during next year.”

As well as a wide range of entertainment and shopping opportunities around the town, from 10am-7pm today, visitors can expect to find a host of local bands and musicians on both the Music Sales Stage in Charter Square and the Greene King Stage on Angel Hill.

For more information on the planned program, visit www.burystedmundschristmasfayre.co.uk/

A 1,000 space park and ride service is running from Saxham business park off the A14, which St Edmundsbury Borough Council has advised visitors to use.

There is also park and ride at Claas UK, at Saxham, and at Greene King, off Cullum Road, as well as park and walk at Olding Road and West Suffolk College.

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Sarah Gribble, from Bury, said the ‘hook a duck’ stall was the highlight of the Fayre for her four-year-old son, George. Meanwhile, for Debbie Reynolds it was a spot of shopping at the ‘gorgeous’ Handbag Bliss stall.

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