With the May local elections last month came a new councillor and the re-election of four existing councillors. The Returning Officer at the elections reported that the persons below were duly elected Parish Councillors for Bury: Karen Davis, Linda Fisher, John Labarte, Hannah Rosalie and Edward Rowsell.
Most importantly it has generated much needed interest from the village and several new faces have expressed an interest in becoming more involved. With four vacancies still available on the council, we hope to see interested volunteers at our Annual Parish Meeting on Thursday 16th May at 7pm in Bury Village Hall.
Bury Parish Council look after some beautiful wild areas around the Parish. One particularly tranquil spot is the Common Land at Pill Pond. At this time of year the wild garlic is abundant and the woodland is silent except for birdsong. Bury Parish Council would like to sincerely thank WSCC volunteers for the excellent work they have done restoring the footpath and footbridge on the path leading to the Pill Pond. WSCC Highways volunteers have done a superb job that will hopefully last for many years to come.
The Village Hall car park works are now complete. We are pleased to report that the gravel has finally settled and the excess removed, leaving a very hardwearing surface.
Our Post Office continues to operate on Fridays 1.15 – 3.15pm and continues to be well used. 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 at www.buryparishcouncil.org.uk
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And finally… There are spaces on the Parish Council that urgently need filling and we need your help to keep Bury a wonderful place to live. You don’t need experience or special skills just a positive outlook and a can-do attitude.
The village is set for a productive year ahead, however, in order to deliver some optimistic plans, the Parish Council are looking for more local volunteers to help steer the village. If you’d like to get more involved in keeping Bury a great place to live, please consider becoming a councillor. For more information and a candidates nomination pack please contact the Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01798 831007 or come along to the informal Annual Parish Meeting on Thursday 16th May 7pm.