Take away a treat

It looks as though it will be almost three months before we can once again sit and enjoy a meal (indoors) at the Squire and Horse. However, we don’t have to wait that long to sample their delicious food as their takeaway service has been expanded to offer the choice of a dozen main courses on Friday and Saturday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and on Sunday from 12 noon until 2pm. Full details can be seen on their website here: –
The Squire and Horse (squireandhorsebury.co.uk)  To place your order phone 01798 831343.

Films and theatre at home

Visits to the cinema are currently off the agenda of course but the Windmill Cinema have a programme of films that can be viewed via online streaming. For details of their current offering please see here: –
https://windmillcinema.co.uk/WindmillCinema.dll/Home

Theatre-going is also off limits for now but Chichester Festival Theatre have also put together a number of productions for streaming, full details of which can be seen here.

The cinema… at home

In common with other cinemas and theatres, the Windmill Cinema, Littlehampton, has once again had to close it doors to cinemagoers but has been looking at ways to bring movie fans some new films during the COVID restrictions. They have now announced their new initiative, Virtual Screenings, enabling viewers to watch the films in the comfort of their own home. For full details please see www.windmillcinema.co.uk

Entertainment venues reopen

Following the end of the latest lockdown on 1st December, theatres and cinemas are able to open their doors to the public again, albeit subject to the Covid-19 protocols on social distancing and face coverings etc. Patrons who would like to see a particular programme or performance but prefer not to attend the venue in person can often purchase tickets for a live streaming on their TV at home.

These are some of the venues now operational once again – their websites provide more details.

For Chichester Festival Theatre please see here: https://www.cft.org.uk/
For The Windmill Cinema in Littlehampton please see here: – Windmill Cinema
For The New Park Cinema in Chichester please see here: – https://chichestercinema.org/
For The Worthing Theatre/Cinema Group please see here: – https://wtam.uk/whats-on/all/

Cinema closures

Movie fans will doubtless be dismayed that following the news that Cineworld has announced it will close all of its cinemas in the UK from Thursday 8 October, with no official date on when they might re-open again, the multi-screen Chichester Cineworld will be lost to the community as a source of entertainment until further notice. However, for those seeking the big screen experience there are other options locally – the Windmill Cinema on the seafront in Littlehampton has a wide variety of films on show during most of October, including Two by Two: Overboard for children during half-term week at the end of the month. For details as well as information as to how the auditorium has been made COVID-19 compliant please see here:-
https://windmillcinema.co.uk/WindmillCinema.dll/Home
Another option is the Chichester New Park cinema which, having been closed for 30 weeks, is due to open again on Friday October 16th – full details can be found here: –
https://chichestercinema.org/

Bury Apple Day

Despite Covid-19 restrictions preventing us from staging Sunday’s Apple Pressing Day in the kind of carnival atmosphere we had envisaged, a number of residents attended, carrying various quantities and varieties of apples including a good collection from Pill Pond orchard.

People were most impressed by the scrater and press and the speed with which their apples were turned into many different flavours of apple juice, some of which was immediately consumed whilst enjoying the sunshine and peaceful surrounding of Bury Green. Some attendees even formed a volunteer force to pick apples from Gwen Squire’s garden, resulting in the production of enough juice to be preserved for use or sale at future village events.

We should like to say a huge vote of thanks to Chris Walker (a friend of Councillor Chris Daykin) for supplying all the equipment and managing the pressing of the apples. We all hope that in 2021 we can once again stage Apple Pressing Day as a proper event!

Apple Day

A reminder that Apple Pressing Day takes place this coming Saturday, 12th September on Bury Green (at the rear of the village hall) between 12 noon and 4.00pm. Please bring along your cooking and eating apples (not rotten or badly bruised!) and sufficient bottles for your juice, plastic if you wish to freeze the juice but we will be offering advice as to how to pasteurise in which case bottles are probably best. As a guide 2kg of apples will yield about I litre of juice. The weather forecast for Saturday looks promising and we look forward to seeing you there although please note that we are obliged to limit the attendance on the Green to 30 people so we may have to ask you to wait your turn elsewhere!

Could residents please ensure that the village hall car park is kept free on 12th September.

Apple Day

Apple Pressing Day takes place on Bury Green/Playground at the rear of the village hall, commencing at 12 noon and will finish at 4.00pm. Please bring along your cooking and eating apples (not rotten or badly bruised!) and sufficient bottles for your juice, plastic if you wish to freeze the juice but we will be offering advice as to how to pasteurise in which case bottles are probably best. As a guide 2kg of apples will yield about I litre of juice.

Please note that COVID-19 restrictions as regards hygiene measures and social distancing apply to Bury Green and there is a one-way system in operation for entry to and exit from the Green – please see the notices displayed on site. Unfortunately, the complications arising from the COVID-19 measures mean that we will not be running a barbecue or children’s games on this occasion. The extra measures applying to the use of community halls (as described in the previous item) will mean that the village hall will not be open on Apple Pressing Day. Could residents please ensure that the village hall car park is kept free on 12th September.