Cold weather warning 8th-11th January

There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions from  8th January to 11th January for the South East of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

Very cold and frosty nights, with areas of freezing fog developing, which may persist all day in places during the weekend. Becoming less cold into next week.

View the full warning at the Met Office Cold Weather Alert site.

Cold weather can affect your health. The people most likely to be affected are the elderly, the very young, and people with pre-existing medical conditions.

If you know or look after someone that may be susceptible to the effects of this cold weather period please help make sure that they stay warm and well, and if possible check in advance that they are prepared for this cold spell.

  • Stay tuned in to weather forecasts
  • Check room temperatures and maintain it at 18C or warmer
  • Keep warm and active and if you have to go out dress warmly and wear non slip shoes.
  • If you are concerned about your own health or welfare or that of others please alert the emergency services.

Bury Hill Closed 11th January-19th January

Bury Hill will be closed from 11th-19th January from the junction with The Street to the junction with Whiteways Lodge Roundabout for ash dieback felling. There is a diversion which can be accessed at the following here

SDNP/20/04477/FUL Land North of Sewage Treatment Works Houghton Lane Bury West Sussex. Proposal: Application for a change of use on agricultural land for the exercising of dogs and installation for perimeter fence

On Monday 7th December, Councillors voted to object to this application based on the following reasons:

  1. There was no requirement for such a site in Bury and therefore would not be used by residents. Instead, it would attract people from outside the village and lead to a harmful increase in traffic and parking on a narrow road (Houghton Lane) and contravene Policy 12 (the small business economy) of the Bury Neighbourhood Plan.
  2. The proposal would provide an area for walking/training anti-social dogs and therefore contravene Policy 14 (tranquillity) of the Bury Neighbourhood Plan as it would negatively impact the relative tranquillity of the parish.
  3. There is no demand from residents for this site as there are several well used dog walking routes in and around the village such as Lord’s Piece, which is only a short distance away. Therefore, the change in use and development on agricultural land would be unfounded and contravene Policy 12 of the Bury Neighbourhood Plan.
  4. The development would seek to erect fencing, car parking, pathways and buildings, which would adversely affect the distinctive character and views of the surrounding landscape and contravene Policy 13 (Landscape and Views) of the Bury Neighbourhood Plan.