Mini Bus drivers needed

We are pleased to publish this message from our West Sussex Minibus Service local organiser:

Community Mini Bus Covering Coldwaltham, Watersfield, West Burton and Bury
Volunteer Drivers Wanted
We are hoping to restart this valuable service during the summer months and we will need some volunteer drivers. If you have a spare morning, once a month, and willing to drive a minibus on a local shopping trip, helping the local community. Please contact: Janet Mattey 01798 839122 or email: janet_richard@btinternet.com for more information.

Happy Easter!

May we wish you all a very pleasant Easter, made all the more special by our ability to meet once again with family and friends – albeit only in the garden and possibly wearing woolly jumpers – and we leave you with the thought that we are less than a fortnight from Step 3 on the Roadmap, i.e. on April 12th when shops reopen, most outdoor attractions and indoor leisure facilities can be visited once more, we can have a meal in a pub garden and, for some of us at least, enjoy the longest awaited re-union of all  – an appointment with our hairdresser!


Annual Photo Competition: The winners!

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to the 2021 competition and to those who voted. We received many wonderful images of various settings and subjects taken in our parish and we are delighted to announce that the winners are Martin Botting with his image “Towards The Arun”; Louise Collis with ‘Near Manor Cottage’ and Alison Miller with ‘Sandy Meadow Track’. The winners will receive a certificate and their photos will now be mounted for display in the village hall.

Towards the Arun

Near Manor Cottage

Sandy Meadow Track

Cast your Photo Competition vote

A reminder that the last voting date for this competition is Sunday 7th March so if you would like to help decide the winners please have a look at this year’s entries on the Bury Parish Council website at https://buryparishcouncil.org.uk/galleries/2021-bury-photo-competition-entries/Click on each picture to read the details and then please list your first three choices in order (e.g.: A, B, C) in an email to the parish clerk Mike Simpson at clerkburyparishcouncil@gmail.com.

Have you seen Mr Fluff?

We have been asked by Lesley Styche if we could help in her efforts to find her missing cat, Mr Fluff. He is a long-haired brown and black tabby; he is neutered and microchipped and he went missing on the 9th January. He is only two and is a rescue and has been with Lesley 14 months so he knows the immediate local area. He was last seen wearing a yellow fluorescent collar with silver and red paw print design name tag with contact details on. If you can help Lesley, she can be contacted on 07799 202070 and lives at Church Cottage in Madehurst.

Help choose our photo competition winners!

Here’s your chance to help decide the winners of the 2021 Bury photo competition. Each year, Bury Parish Council stages a village photo competition, open to all members of the community. Photos can have any subject, from nature to people or events, but the setting must be in the Parish. The prize is a certificate and having your image displayed in the Village Hall along with past winners.

All of this year’s entries are now available to admire on Bury Parish Council’s website at https://buryparishcouncil.org.uk/galleries/2021-bury-photo-competition-entries/Click on each picture to read the details.

To help decide this year’s winners, please list your first three choices in order (e.g.: A, B, C) in an email to Bury’s parish clerk Mike Simpson at clerkburyparishcouncil@gmail.com. Title your email: 2021 Photo Competition. The last date for voting will be Sunday, March 7, 2021.

Dog fouling in the parish

It has come to the attention of many parishioners that there is a small group of dog owners who are continuing to let their dogs foul footpaths and verges without clearing up after them.  It is not without considerable expense that the Parish pays for two dog mess bins to be sited and cleared on a regular basis, one of which is at the Wharf and the other at the Crossroads (The Square) and they are there for the convenience of dog owners.

Every effort will be made to halt this behaviour and on behalf of all residents we thank responsible dog owners for their continued work in ensuring they clear up after their dogs and dispose of the mess responsibly.  It has also been noted that one dog owner at the Crossroads seems unable to lift the lid of the Dog mess bin to place the contents inside the bin. It is not acceptable to leave bags besides the bin – if it is full, please use the regular bin which is allowed by Chichester District Services, or take it home as it is your dog’s mess – do not leave it on the grass or roadside.

A reminder that failing to clear up after your dog is against the law and Chichester District Council Enforcement impose a fine of £100 for the offence (reducing to £75 if paid within 14 days). If fines are not paid and a case goes to court, the maximum penalty for dog fouling is £1,000.

Barlavington Estate – Estate plan consultation

Many parishioners will remember the opposition raised by Bury Parish Council a few years ago to the application made by the Barlavington Estate to extricate sand from their Horncroft site. The Estate has been working on a Whole Estate Plan for the past 12 months and is inviting comments from local residents before presenting it for review by the National Park Authority. You can access the information and feedback form on their consultant’s (Rural Solutions) website which will be available from 11th January for 6 weeks – please see here: –https://ruralsolutions.co.uk/barlavington-estate/

Local businesses for Lockdown

At a time when we are urged to stay at home and only venture out for short journeys to obtain essential supplies, we are very fortunate to have a number of businesses in our own parish able to cater for most of our needs. Here is a reminder of our local traders and what they have to offer – ever since the initial March 2020 lockdown, they have remained open (when permitted by law) and operated under difficult conditions, following Covid-19 protocols while still providing excellent, friendly service so let’s all continue to give them the support they deserve!

Charlie’s Farm Shop is open Tuesday to Sunday, providing milk, a range of dairy products, bakery items, vegetables, frozen foods, deli, confectionary, beers and wines, on-site butchery and a large range of quality local produce. Pasteurised milk is literally on tap and will always be available. The mobile fish van visits on Thursdays. You can email or telephone ahead with an order, arrange a collection time and your shopping will be carried out to you/your car at the rear of the shop. Phone: 01798-303989. Website: – www.charliesfarmshop.co.uk

Turners Garage, now in their 101st year – offers the full range of facilities for motoring needs – forecourt service with petrol and diesel and a shop offering some everyday essentials plus snacks, confectionary, beverages etc. Vehicle servicing, repairs and MOTs available plus batteries, brakes, tyres, exhausts and Britpart Land Rover Parts. Coal and gas are also available. Open Monday to Friday. Phone 01798-831417. Email:  workshop@turnersgarage.org.uk Website:  www.turnersgarage.org.uk

In Ken and Diana’s shop at Cokes Farm you will find free range eggs, duck eggs, milk and some dairy produce along with some seasonal vegetables plus items of local produce and certain household products. Open daily. Phone: 01798-831475.

Tracy our postmistress visits Bury every Friday between 1.15pm and 3.30pm to deliver the normal Post Office services including paying in of cash and cheques along with cash withdrawals.

In accordance with current Lockdown rules, Nick has had to close the pub and restaurant for the time being. However, a take-away service is available on Friday and Saturday evenings offering fish and chips, cheeseburger and chips, Thai curry, steak and kidney pudding and on Sunday lunchtime roast of the day. To place an order please call 01798-831343.
Website: https://www.squireandhorsebury.co.uk/

Renowned Bury-based, Cordon Bleu chef Jane is currently overseeing a major kitchen refurbishment but will be operational again shortly and full details will follow in a subsequent update.

Annual Parish Photo Competition

We are delighted to open the Annual Bury Parish Photo Competition for entries!

Last year, Bury Parish Council launched the first ever annual parish photo competition and we had some amazing entries. The three winning photos were superb and are now displayed in the foyer of the Village Hall.

Entries are now open for the 2021 competition and we would like to invite all parishioners to submit their best photos of the Parish from 2020 for inclusion. Photos can have any subject, from nature to people or events, but the setting must be in the Parish. Lovely though they are, beach shots from Climping cannot be entered!

The prize is a certificate and having your image displayed in the Village Hall along with past winners.

To enter (there is no entry fee) please send your photo to the parish clerk, Mike Simpson at: clerkburyparishcouncil@gmail.com

All entries will be displayed on the Bury Parish Council website and the winners chosen by public vote. Closing date is 31/01/21. The winners will be announced on Saturday 15th February once the public voting has closed – good luck!