The Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Wednesday 17th May at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Hall. This is your opportunity to meet your councillors for an update on all Parish Council matters.
There is a lot going on so don’t miss your chance to see and hear from all those involved. Find out what has been happening and what is being planned.
Updates include: The Neighbourhood Plan, our finances and projects, our clubs and societies and our schools. Please note the date. We look forward to seeing you and comparing ideas.
The applicants have lost their appeal against SDNPA's refusal to permit the gypsy site. A copy of the inspector's decision is available here:
There are a further three appeals currently but these are all by 'written representation' between the applicants and South Downs National Park/Chichester District Council, and Bury Parish Council are asked to either support or object. These appeals are for the applicant only, and cannot be based on anything apart from the legality of the SDNPA/CDC decision.
Vodafone and Telefónica are in the process of progressing a suitable site in the Bury Common area for a radio base station. The development comprises:
This is currently a consultation on the proposal before any planning submission is made. As part of Vodafone’s and Telefónica’s continued network improvement programme, there is a specific requirement for a radio base station at this location to provide new 4G mobile coverage in the area.
Mobiles can only work with a network of base stations in place where people want to use their mobile phones or other wireless devices. Without base stations, the mobile phones and other devices we rely on simply won’t work.
Please see the attached PDF document here:
Evening charges have been introduced in both Northgate Car Park and New Park Road Car Park since April 1st 2017. These car parks will now charge between 8am and 8pm. Please make sure you have checked the charges boards within the car park and paid the correct charge before leaving your vehicle.
All car parks are open 24 hours. The charging times for long stay and short stay car parks are 8.00am - 6.00pm Monday - Saturday and 10am - 5pm on Sundays excluding Northgate & New Park Road car parks which are chargeable from 8am to 8pm. More information can be found here: www.chichester.gov.uk/article/24040/Car-park-charges
Annual Parking Disc
On Monday 3 April 2017 HDC introduced a new parking charge policy for the market town and village car parks within the Horsham district.
The Council introduced an Annual Parking Disc that entitles you to park in all HDC market town and village car parks for £12 per year (23p per week) for the first disc and £6 each for any additional discs, with a maximum of 4 per household. This is available for any user, not just Horsham District residents.
The new £12 Annual Parking Disc will allow you to park for the maximum stay permitted in all the car parks in the table below, this excludes Horsham town centre and Southwater Country Park. These are for use Monday - Saturday only. No parking restrictions apply on Sundays & Bank Holidays.
For more information visit: www.horsham.gov.uk/parking/annual-parking-disc
Bury Parish Council is pleased to announce the unanimous appointment of three new Councillors. John Labarte, local resident; Matt Thomas, Headmaster at Dorset House School and Tony Lewis, Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. All three new appointments represent strong commitments to all residents and the future of our whole Parish.
There was a good response with a number of excellent candidates to choose from, whom we thank for their interest. It was a difficult decision.
The Bury Neighbourhood Plan approved in March by the Parish Council has been finalised and submitted to South Downs National Park Authority under Regulation 15 of Part 5 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
If you would like more information and/or would like to download the consultation documents please visit the Neighbourhood Plan Website.
Mobile Post Office - Change of Hours
Please note the new timing due to a route alteration. From April 5th 2017 the mobile Post Office Van will be in Bury outside the Village Hall between 11.00 - 12.00 on Mondays and Thursdays.
To book the Village Hall please:
Bookings cannot be made online, only booking requests made and availability checked.
The Bookings Calendar is kept up to date but there may be a short delay between a booking being made and it showing on the calendar so please complete the Bookings Request Form so that any dates showing as available, still are available. Please do not 'phone at evenings or weekends. Thank you.
The very large willow tree down at The Wharf that was blown over has been dealt with. It was decided to leave a section of trunk in situ, for the benefit of wildlife. It looks a little odd at the moment because the surrounding grass and stream bank were disturbed during the clean-up operation but it will soon grow again and form part of the landscape. This tree was the offspring of a previous willow that blew over years ago, and sprouted off the trunk which was lying on the ground.
The recreation field project team are preparing options for improvements inside the outer gate. The Cricket Club is the primary user of our facility and we want to ensure that we get the best out of this project to promote them and to attract other appropriate recreational users.
Meanwhile we have instructed Michael Dallyn to replace the wrecked gate and posts, like for like, to enable us to begin to clear up the entrance/parking issue, which is dangerous and urgent.
Due to funding cuts Route 73 will be removed on 24 April. This bus serves Bury twice a week and links it with Pulborough and Storrington.
Route 71 Storrington - Pulborough - Chichester (Wednesdays) from 24 April the revised route will run via Bury, Coombe Crescent and direct to Slindon and Chichester instead of via Arundel.
Contact CChatfield@compass-travel.co.uk to air any opinions.
Darryl Hobden, our local Access Ranger, will be organising Public Rights of Way inspections to be carried out in May. Following the inspection, routine maintenance work will be prioritised for delivery by our contractor.
If you are aware of any problems with our Rights of Way that you wish to discuss with Darryl please contact him directly by the end of the April; please note he works Monday to Wednesday and Thursday morning only. His contact details are: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01243 777620
If you would like to find the number for a path, please use iMap: www.westsussex.gov.uk/imap. Please read ‘How to use the iMap’ before using it.
A new notice board is installed in West Burton. Made of oak, it will weather nicely and look in keeping with its surroundings. This one is lockable and should keep the snails out from eating the notices!
There are a number of sections where more contributions would be welcome, such as ‘Clubs and societies’ and ‘Village events’. If you are involved in any of these or would like to add more, please email: email@example.com
As part of our ongoing traffic calming plans for the A29 through Bury Village, it is intended that Bury join with Watersfield and Coldwaltham in a ‘Community Speedwatch' campaign. This would involve volunteers on road side watch with hand-held speed guns. Full training will be given. Please get in touch if you think you are able to help make the A29 through the village safer and quieter. Please contact Laurie O’Hanlon at firstname.lastname@example.org