Bury Parish Council news

BPC Meeting 15th March
The next meeting of Bury Parish Council will take place online (via Zoom) on Monday 15th March at 6.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting – and, if desired, may speak for a maximum of five minutes about an item on the agenda during the Public Session at the discretion of the Chair. The agenda for the meeting, including details of how to contact the parish clerk should you wish to attend can be found here on the BPC website.

Bury Village Hall
As we gradually emerge from lockdown under the roadmap’s four steps, we are pleased to report that three of our regular hirers of the village hall have already indicated their intention to resume operations. The Boathouse House Ballet School, which provides education in ballet to a curriculum designed to prepare children for a structured series of UCAS-approved exams, is regarded as a school and since community facilities such as village halls have always been able to remain open for educational purposes under the special exemptions, Emily and her students will be back with us this month.

Step 2 of the roadmap, scheduled for 12th April, permits community centres/village halls to reopen for a wider range of activities (but not social gatherings) including the hosting indoors of any supervised sporting activities for children – which means that the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Group can resume operations and we have heard from Callie, the leader, that she intends to recommence classes on 13th April. Barry and Sue Bird are very keen to resume the sessions of the Bury and Pulborough Dance Club and we await clarification as to whether they can restart at Step 2 or Step 3 (from 17th May).

This is excellent news for Bury Village Hall – we will be delighted to see it come to life again gradually over the next few months although realistically it is not likely to be until Step 4 (from 21st June) when restrictions on social contact are due to be lifted that we can once plan to open our doors for coffee mornings, flower shows, children’s parties, family celebrations and a host of other activities for which the hall has proved to be an excellent venue. Bury Green and Playground remains open but if you do plan to visit please ensure you follow the Covid-19 rules you will find posted on the BPC noticeboard outside the hall and in the hall windows along the footpath approach to the green.