Views are sought as part of Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre review

The opening night of the Christmas Fayre in Bury in 2014.

The opening night of the Christmas Fayre in Bury in 2014. - Credit: Archant

People are being asked for their views on a major festive event in Bury St Edmunds that is undergoing a review.

The Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre, which was established in 2004, attracts more than 120,000 visitors to the town over a four-day period.

Fair organisers, St Edmundsbury Borough Council, felt as the event is now in its 12th year it was the “opportune” time for a formal review.

Members of the public can contribute their views by taking part in a survey by 5pm on September 25.

The council would also like to hear the views of businesses, and they are invited to attend a workshop at the Apex on September 22 at 6pm.


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The review, which is being carried out ahead of next year’s fair, is to gain a greater understanding of the resources needed for an event of this size. It will also investigate running the Christmas Fayre as a commercial event, establishing an ‘arm’s length vehicle’ to run it and considering it in relation to the Ourburystedmunds Business Improvement District group and the emerging Destination Management Organisation.

To take part in the survey see here. Businesses should contact Ben Smith on 01284 757633 or via email to come along to the workshop.

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