Bury news

Public Meeting

Monday 19 November 2018 at 6.30 The Sydney Room



This meeting has been called due to an error in procedure of the meeting held on 17 September 2018. District Councillor Henry Potter has been appointed by Chichester District Council in order to help the Council become quorate. This first part of the meeting is open to all members of the public, and will be used to elect the Bury Parish Council Chairman and Vice Chairman.

Following this meeting, a Bury Parish Council meeting will be held and the new Councillors will be co-opted. At this point, Bury Parish Council should once again be quorate. Councillor Potter’s appointment will end once sufficient members are elected to the Parish Council to enable the Parish Council to be quorate without his membership, or on 31 December 2019, whichever comes first.

The new Councillors to be co-opted are:

  • Karen Davis
  • Hannah Rosalie
  • Ed Rowsell

There are FOUR vacancies remaining for Parish Councillors.

Please contact the Parish Council via The Clerk: clerk@buryparishcouncil.org.uk

Bury Parish Council Meeting

Monday 19 November 2018 at 6.30 The Sydney Room



  • Co-option of New Councillors and signing in
  • Election of Chairman for period to 2 May 2019
  • Minutes of previous meeting
  • New Councillors’ Responsibilities
  • Finance Committee
  • Common land, footpaths and projects
  • Village Hall
  • Planning Committee Report
  • Date of next meeting

For more details you can view and download the agenda here…

Date of the next Parish Council Meeting at 6.30 pm:

Coffee Morning Saturday 8th December

Hosted by Ken and Diana Rowsell.

More details here…

Bury School receives good Ofsted Report

“A treasure-trove of exciting learning opportunities for pupils" Ofsted, Oct 2018

Bury CE Primary had a visit from Ofsted just before half term. Thomas Moore, Headteacher said, “The inspector spent two days with us, really getting to know the school and seeing all the fantastic learning opportunities going on, talking with parents, children and staff and spending lots of time in class and out in the woods. We had some fabulous feedback, including:

“Staff seize every opportunity to engage children in learning.”

“The school is a harmonious, happy community where respect and kindness prevail and where pupils become thoughtful, tolerant individuals.”

A particularly pleasing part of the process was the response to the Ofsted parent survey; 100% of parents said they would ‘recommend the school to a friend’.

It is little wonder our curriculum was so positively recognised; the school had just finished hosting Somerleyton Primary School from Suffolk for their first ever residential. Along with Somerleyton, Bury CE Primary was selected to be the first pair of schools as a National Park exchange visit. Our oldest children spent three days up in the Broads learning first-hand about the geography of the area before welcoming the children from Somerleyton back to us two weeks later and teaching them all about the geography and habitats of the South Downs. Just last week we had a visit from inspirational poet Rachel Long, who spent the morning with Buzzard Class (Years 5 and 6), leading a poetry workshop. This incredible opportunity was provided by The Arts Society West Sussex Young Arts to 8 local schools and we were delighted to welcome children from Fittleworth to join us. The children were all trying their best with the aim of becoming the Bury Poet Laureate and performing their poetry to a packed audience at the Petworth Literary Festival. Such is the quality of the writing being produced here at Bury that our Y5 and 6 teacher, Mrs Braun, was asked to present what she has been doing to other teachers across West Sussex at a recent English conference.

If you would like a snapshot of the school, please have a look at our website or have a look at our Twitter feed @BuryCEPrimary. Even better, if you would like to see our amazing school in action, then please get in touch; we will always welcome visitors to see the fantastic learning taking place here. Although our open day for prospective new parents has already taken place, we are always happy to show people around, you can always combine the visit with one to the onsite nursery, Little Birds.

Mr Moore



Bury School Ofsted Report Oct 2018.pdf

Nativity Play

Our school nativity will be held on Tuesday 11th December at 2.30pm and Thursday 13th December at 9.30am. All villagers are very welcome to either performance. Tickets are not required.

November 2018 - January 2019 Timetable here…

Sarah Nelson is the Bookings Co-ordinator. If you would like to make a booking, please use the Booking Request Form. Sarah’s email address is: bookingsburyparishcouncil@gmail.com

Please note: Sarah generally works on Fridays but will try and answer enquiries earlier, if she can.

Click here for a list of facilities and equipment:

The mobile Post Office Van will be in Bury outside the Village Hall between 11.00 - 12.00 on Mondays and Thursdays.

Christmas Last Posting Dates

Royal Mail UK Service

Tuesday 18th December

  • 2nd Class
  • Royal Mail Signed For 2nd® Class

Thursday 20th December

  • 1st Class
  • Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class
  • Royal Mail Tracked 48®

For the full details visit:


Nextdoor is an online service that enables communities to communicate among neighbours and build stronger neighbourhoods. A local group was established for Bury and the surrounding area by Dave Nelson.

On Nextdoor, members can:

  • Share local recommendations (plumbers, electricians, babysitters, etc.)
  • Sell or give away household items.
  • Publicise local events.
  • Exchange information about crime and safety issues.
  • Find neighbours in the directory.
  • View a neighbourhood map.
  • Ask for advice.

More details…

Sussex Police Survey

Sussex Police have started the biggest intake of new police officers for over a decade. This has been made possible by the increase in police precept of an average £12 for a band D property, and the PCC releasing £17 million from reserves. It means that over the next four years, Sussex will have 200 more police officers on the frontline than it does today.

Although residents are pleased to hear that local policing will be strengthened by these 200 extra officers, they are already indicating that they would like even more. That is why the PCC has opened a survey on her website to gauge potential support for raising more funding locally if the Government lifts the current cap on the police precept.

Please take a moment to make your views known on this link https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=154038317338

You can find out more about funding for Sussex Police 2018-22 here:


Mobile Library

The Mobile Library Service provided by West Sussex County Council visits Bury twice a month (excluding Bank Holidays) between 10.00 and 10.20 am.

It is located near The Squire & Horse.

The remaining schedule is:

Tuesday 27 November

Tuesday 11 December

Tuesday 8 January

Tuesday 22 January

Tuesday 5 February

Tuesday 19 February

Tuesday 5 March

Tuesday 19 March

Let’s Talk Panel

Chichester District Council would like to hear your views on a number of topics, to help them plan services for residents and businesses in the District. For more information and to sign up to join the panel, click here: https://www.chichester.gov.uk/letstalkpanel