Celebrate Suffolk Day in Sudbury Town Centre
14th June 2017
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Suffolk Day is being promoted by BBC Suffolk and will be taking place on Wednesday 21st June 2017.  Sudbury Town Council wants local businesses to celebrate with them!



Suffolk is bordered by 50 miles of glorious coastline and with many stunning medieval towns and villages.   We have many areas of natural beauty ranging from Constable Country in the south to the Brecks in the north.  With Sudbury being so rich in history and art and hosting some delectable food establishments, Suffolk Day presents an ideal opportunity to promote our richness to the general public.


Mark Murphy, of BBC Radio Suffolk’s breakfast show, said: “We live in the best county in the country, but I’ve always felt we don’t shout loudly enough about how great it is. I was very envious last year after hearing that Yorkshire has a special day and floated the idea on air that we should have a Suffolk Day. Everyone who got in touch thought it was a great idea”.

“So, being the sunrise county with Britain’s most easterly point, we plumped for the summer solstice of June 21 as the date for the first Suffolk Day.”


Ami Birrell, Sudbury’s Town Centre Manager and Event Coordinator, is organizing a ‘mini market’ which will be held in front of the Town Hall and in the Old Market Place 10am – 3pm.   This is to showcase the many local diverse businesses and services we have in and around Sudbury, allowing them to promote themselves in a relaxed and friendly way.  ‘I am very excited to have the opportunity to organize this, building relationships with local businesses is imperative to a successful town’ says Ami.

thebestof Sudbury will be joining the mini market, with a stall that will showcase some of the diverse range of products you can buy in the town


Businesses have been invited throughout the town to promote themselves by being part of the mini market and having a range of free samples, leaflets and special offers. 


‘It is not just businesses, we also have the Tourist Information Centre on board, as well as eight local artists painting throughout the day, information on Sudbury Walks, and  Woodhall Primary School’s music band will be singing and playing instruments. Their performance will start at 1:45.


‘Sudbury has so much to offer, and I envisage Suffolk Day becoming a regular annual event whereby all locals celebrate living in such a beautiful market town.  Many of Sudbury’s residents love the fact that we have independent retailers within our town centre and will be thrilled to see these businesses given the chance to shine.’ says Ami Birrell. 

To be a part of Suffolk Day, please contact Ami Birrell at Sudbury Town Council on 01787 372331, or email ami.birrell@sudburytowncouncil.co.uk.  

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