Abbey Gardens forecourt advertising banner poles

The Abbey Gardens attracts around 1.3 million visitors a year. To the front of the Abbey Gardens facing Angel Hill, in the area known as the forecourt, either side of the Abbey Gate, are four advertising banner poles (two each side).

The council offers rental periods of the banner poles to promote local events and activities. These are offered in two week blocks with a minimum booking of two consecutive weeks.

For available hire dates telephone the Parks department 01284 757088 or email

  • Qualifying organisations are restricted to registered charities or non profit making organisations wishing to advertise local events.
  • Applications by political organisations and for events or activities outside the borough are not eligible to make a booking.

Costs are:

  • hire of two banner poles (one each side) for a two week period £165 + VAT
  • hire of four banner poles (two each side) for a two week period £250 + VAT

Abbey Gardens forecourt advertising banner pole terms and conditions

Apply online: Abbey Gardens forecourt advertising banner pole application form

Street banners

If you are a registered charity or non profit organisation you can advertise your event at these town centre locations in this borough area:

  • Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds
  • Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds
  • High Street, Haverhill

Your banner will be displayed for a maximum of two weeks at a time and we will be responsible for erecting and dismantling your banner.

Costs are £190 + VAT for each location in Bury St Edmunds and £215 + VAT in Haverhill. 

Currently there are no facilities for banner advertising on this scale within any other of our  borough areas.

Apply online: Street Banner application form