Parishioners should by now have received the letter from Andrew Griffith MP outlining the proposals for the redrawing of parliamentary constituencies in which he warns that Bury would be severed from some of its closest neighbours. Whilst Bury, West Burton, Sutton and Fittleworth would become part of the newly proposed Arundel and Littlehampton County Constituency, places such as Watersfield, Coldwaltham, Amberley and Pulborough would be part of the new Shoreham County Constituency. Maps outlining the proposed new constituencies can be accessed here.
In his communication Andrew warns that the ongoing campaign against anti-social motorcycles on Bury Hill would be directly impacted if the areas adjoining Bury were separated as described and states he will be making a proposal to ensure Bury and its neighbouring communities in the Arun Valley remain together. If you wish to add your support to the opposition to the Boundary Commission proposals, Andrew’s letter provides details of how you can achieve this but he reminds us that the deadline for submissions is at the end of July.