The banks and gardens of our Parish are now alive with spring flowers and the hedgerows along the Coffin Trail are covered with buds and young leaves. This ancient footpath through Bury, connecting West Burton to St John the Evangelist Church is just one of the areas looked after and kept clear by the Parish Council.
The Recreation Field is also a focus for the Parish Council in 2019. It is a major asset to the village but underutilised at present. There are plans to refurbish and open the existing Pavilion to village residents, improve parking there and to add further sport and leisure facilities to the field to widen usage and appeal. Initially, the sight lines between the field exit and the road are being improved to help with visibility for cars exiting the field.
The Village Hall car park has received a major refurbishment and is now receiving further work to smooth the gravel that’s now down and ensure that cars can easily enter and exit after parking. The gravel is expected to settle down increasingly over the next few months and we look forward to enjoying a better parking experience for all our hall visitors.
Internal work goes on behind the scenes in the Village Hall to ensure that the hall continues to be an asset to the village and several of these projects will be outlined in due course including further green initiatives which should both save money and meet eco objectives, which many village residents will welcome. Our Post Office is now in operation on Fridays 1.15 – 3.15pm and has been well received. Please continue to use this valuable service. Don’t forget the Village Hall is available for bookings for parties or classes and is very cost effective for residents. Bookings can be made directly through the booking form at www.buryparishcouncil.org.uk
May Local Elections
Finally, a reminder that the Local Parish Council elections are to be held in May. We would encourage any residents who might be interested to come forward. No special skills are required except a willingness to work for the good of the Village! We welcome any enquiries and would be delighted to explain what is involved. The more Councillors we have, the less work for all!
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