One of my favourite winter spots is Bury Wharf; a small stretch of riverbank where Church Lane ends, spectacularly meeting the Arun with a far-reaching view across to Amberley Castle. This fast-flowing tidal stretch of river makes each visit to Bury Wharf different and as a Parish Council, we are fortunate to have an abundance of beautiful wild spaces to care for, that residents and visitors are free to enjoy.
Bury has a busy and active Parish Council with an exciting year ahead. 2019 will see the start of some new projects, now set into our budget last month. Along with plans to care for and enhance our wild spaces, a program of renovation is planned for our Village Hall, starting with a full car park overhaul in the New Year.
Fast becoming a hub of extensive community activity, Bury Village Hall has several new classes and groups planned for the Spring. The children’s ballet classes have been well attended and by popular demand Spring will see the launch of adult ballet for beginners. Ever popular Yoga and Pilates classes will continue through 2019 and Bury Cornflake and Chillout Club continues to provide valuable ‘before and after’ school care for children. With its neutrally decorated interior flooded with natural light, a vaulted ceiling and large windows on two sides Bury Village Hall is an ideal venue for children’s parties, classes or weddings. There is currently an art class using taking advantage of the what natural light is able to come through the dark clouds. Bookings can be made at www.buryparishcouncil.org.uk
With three new Parish Councillors already on board in the last few months, the village is set for a productive year. However, in order to deliver some optimistic plans, the council are looking for more local volunteers to help steer the village. Even if joining your local Parish Council isn’t for you, there are other ‘behind the scenes’ vacancies which will allow many more residents to be involved with Bury’s active community. Visit www.buryparishcouncil.org.uk
The Post Office van that arrives weekly at the moment, will not be able to continue, but Outreach have offered to bring someone to the hall to offer a postal and banking service at the old Post Office on a Friday for two hours. She will be able to do exactly the same as the service we now enjoy. As more and more branches of the banks close, this is an invaluable service which is to continue to be provided. Details will be released to residents as soon as this is finalised.
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