Bury St Edmunds has a chance of its own Monopoly board

Bury St Edmunds is in the running for its own Monopoly board.'Rosie Hall, Benjamin Willmott, Melanie Lesser, Nicki Dixon, Cllr Patrick Chung and Tony Kimber get behind the Monopoly bid
Bury St Edmunds is in the running for its own Monopoly board.'Rosie Hall, Benjamin Willmott, Melanie Lesser, Nicki Dixon, Cllr Patrick Chung and Tony Kimber get behind the Monopoly bid

Bury St Edmunds is in the running to get its own Monopoly board and needs your help to secure the prize.

Chiefs at the world famous board game have shortlisted six East Anglian places in a region wide ‘beauty contest’ with the winning location set to land its own board later this year.

How a Bury St Edmunds Monopoly board might look ANL-160102-172053001

How a Bury St Edmunds Monopoly board might look ANL-160102-172053001

Bury St Edmunds, Colchester, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn, Newmarket and Sudbury all have a chance of the grand prize which will see the 22 iconic property locations like Park Lane and Mayfair swapped with local favourites.

Patrick Chung, Mayor of St Edmundsbury, said getting a Bury board would be a huge boost for Bury.

“I think it’s a fantastic to be chosen and we have a very good chance,” he said.

“We have the Abbey Gardens, the museum, the Athenaeum, we have St Johns Street, the Cathedral - we have many historic places.

Bury St Edmunds is in the running for its own Monopoly board.'Patrick Chung and Melanie Lesser in St Johns Street.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160202-153926009

Bury St Edmunds is in the running for its own Monopoly board.'Patrick Chung and Melanie Lesser in St Johns Street.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-160202-153926009

“I think it would be great for the town”.

Emma Lodwick, Custom Games Development Executive at Winning Moves UK, who are making this special version of the hit board game, said: “The factors that will decide are two fold.

“Firstly the strength of popular feeling and pride for a particular place.

“Secondly, the diversity and beauty of potential landmarks to fill the board.

“So it’s in effect a beauty contest - to borrow a celebrated Monopoly phrase - with the only difference being there are no prizes for coming second, just first.”

To vote for Bury St Edmunds to get its own Monopoly board email eastanglia@winningmoves.co.uk or post your vote to Monopoly East Anglia, Winning Moves UK, 7 Praed Street, London W2 1NP.

Polls close at midnight on February 20.