About us

Visit Clare has been created.  It consists of:

  • Paul Bishop, Acting-Chair, Councillor
  • Derek Blake, Clare Walking Group
  • Geoffrey Bray, Clare Castle Country Park Trust
  • Gary Brown, Clare Community Association
  • Nickie Carpenter, Clare in Bloom
  • Mary Evans, Suffolk County Councillor
  • Margaret Godwin, Councillor
  • Karla Greenwood, Clare Library
  • Gill Hind, Clare Business Association
  • Susan Moore, Clare Business Association
  • Bill Perceval-Maxwell, Clare Churches Together
  • Alaric Pugh, Borough Councillor
  • Peggy Smith, Ancient House Museum

Visit Clare and beyond logoThe group, now called Visit Clare has now written a Business Plan which outlines a programme for marketing our area and targets a several measures; this will cover signage, tourist information points, illuminations, website and brand design.    It is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) supervised by the Charities Commission, independent of the Town Council but including representatives from many of the bodies in Clare.  It is preparing a bid to the Leader programme.  SEBC and Bury St Edmunds have announced funding to establish a destination marketing organisation (DMO) for ‘Bury St Edmunds & Beyond’; we will endeavour to link our work into theirs, and establish how far their ‘beyond’ extends.

As part of this work, we have conducted a 1-1 survey of the shareholders in the town, business & voluntary organisations.

What is Clare & Beyond?

It is not just about Clare.  It may be Suffolk’s smallest town but it has a hinterland of villages and hamlets with their own pleasures.  Our guide covers much of the Upper Stour Valley: running clockwise from the north – Denston, Poslingford & Stansfield, Hawkedon, Cavendish, Hartest & Glemsford, Brook Street, Foxearth & the Belchamps, Knowl Green, Ovington & Ashen, Tilbury juxta Clare & Little Yeldham, Great Yeldham, Birdbrook, Ridgewell, Sturmer & Wixoe, Baythorne End & Beyton End, Kedington & Barnardiston, Hundon, Stradishall , Denston & Assington Green – all within 6 miles of Clare.
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Contact: business(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)visit-clare.co.uk

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