Bury Parish Council has now lost two more members and are keen to add to the councillors in order to give a more varied representation. With too few, it is felt that the Council is not representing the parishioners as it should.
Bury is busy getting ready for the Church Fete. You will notice the lovely lady directing you down Church Lane who is in position already. This is always held on the last weekend of July (28th this year).
It is always a lovely occasion with plenty of atmosphere. Petworth Town Band give it a lively rendition, and the fete is held in the beautiful grounds of Dorset House School (Bury Manor), which has a magnificent view of the Arun Valley and a walled garden and grounds.
This year the attractions include Birds of Prey, Petworth Voices, the usual stalls of homemade cakes, books, plants, Bric-a-brac, raffle, Boutique, silent auction and old favourites like Splat the Rat and a Coconut Shy.
There are Children’s Games, sand art, a Circus Workshop and a Giant Slide. When you begin to wilt, there is the ‘Terrace Bar’ with Real Ale and a Pimms bar. Fryer Tuck’s Chip Shop (The vicar of course.), ice creams and a ‘nice cuppa’ with homemade cakes… and more.
It is a classic English Fete worthy of Midsommer (hopefully without any shrieks and
The main fund raising event for the churches of support to our four local churches of St. John the Evangelist, Bury; St. Nicholas, Houghton; St Giles, Coldwaltham and St Botolph, Hardham; so that they may continue to fulfil their pastoral, spiritual and supportive role in the community.