Serving the communities of Bures St Mary and Bures Hamlet



Archived News 2012 - 2016

Europa 2009:- The village hosts communities from Europe which also have been named Bures.
Celebrations and Photo Album
Final report
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Bures: Village in mourning after man 54, killed in road tragedy

Villagers have spoken of their grief and loss after the death of a much loved man, football manager and grandfather.

John Handley, 54, from Bures, was killed in a two-vehicle collision in West Bergholt on Sunday after he went to the aid of a friend who had run out of petrol.

In the village where he spent most of his life - after moving there as a young child from Birmingham - his friends and former colleagues said the village had lost a great character.

Courtesy of EADT

May 2011
Car Parking in Friends Field

Proposal to extend carriageway to accommodate more car parking
Rejected by local Parish Council and Babergh

Over the years the entrance to Friends Field has become more and more congested with parked vehicles. The most popular suggestion from the residents of the estate would be to have some form of parking enforcement, such as double yellow lines from its junction with Cuckoo Hill to the lamp post outside No1 Friends Field.

Monday, December 3, 2012
Bures: ‘Noisy’ roadwork's keep residents awake

RESIDENTS of a village high street have complained after they were kept awake by workmen using pneumatic drills to carry out road repairs during the night.


One local resident commented: “While we would expect some noise similar to other recent resurfacing work carried out during the day, you just don’t expect them to be stripping tarmac and using pneumatic drills at 12.30 at night,” said Mr Wilson, who complained to the council after he was left “unable to hear the TV” in his living room because of the noise."

Courtesy of EADT

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Bures: Farm manager at the Bevills Estate on restoring an ancient beauty

I HAVE lived and worked the land in Bures for over 50 years and have seen many changes in how the land is farmed.

After leaving school, I worked at Bures Hall farm before finally coming to work on the Bevills Estate in 1973. I am now 67 years old and semi-retired, in that I only work part-time now, doing six full days and two hours on Sundays!

Bevills Estate, Bures St Mary, comprises 250 h/a of arable, grass and woodland. The land is mostly grade 3, gravel and clay with outbursts of some useful soil.

Courtesy of EADT

Saturday, April 27, 2013
Bures: Truck gets stuck under rail bridge

IT was not the normal traffic hold up to come across but it caused some motorists to make a detour when this truck got stuck under the rail bridge close to the station at Bures, near the Station Hill/Colne Road junction.

The vehicle, thought to be from the continent, was trapped on Friday morning and is pictured just before the Sudbury to Marks Tey train is due.

It is believed the truck driver deflated his tyres to allow him to pass safely through the bridge and continue his journey.

Courtesy of EADT

May 16th - Babergh District Council refused planning application to build 5 residential homes on the Slaughter House site.
May 28th -H.C Chambers our local bus company was sold and becomes part of the GO-AHEAD group.
Chambers was established in 1877 and was the oldest bus company operating in the UK
end July:- Bures Primary School headteacher Christine Furniss spent her last day at the school this week (July) – ending a 30-year association.
Mrs Furniss, whose four children went to the school, first became involved there as a parent in 1983 when her eldest son enrolled.
She became a part-time teacher and deputy head before taking on the role of headteacher 12 years ago.
August 11th:- Police Helicopter land in the village searching for missing person

July 19, 2013
Bures: Businesswoman ordered to sell luxury items after £9m fraud

A Suffolk businesswoman who funded a lavish lifestyle through scams totalling more than £9million and which involved high-class cars has been ordered to sell some luxury items including a BMW car and handbags to pay a £235,000 court order.

Read Full story here

28th August 2013

Bures: Fraudster’s collection of designer handbags, shoes and clothes to go under hammer

A fraudster who funded a luxurious lifestyle through scams totalling more than £9million is due to have her collection of designer handbags, shoes and clothes put under the hammer tomorrow.

Mother-of-five Kankamol Albon, of Smallbridge Hall, Bures, near Sudbury, was convicted last October of the £9.2m Ponzi-style con involving high-class cars and sentenced to six year behind bars.
Courtesy of EADT

This lady lived at Smallbridge Hall

16th September
Robin King leaves our parish to become the Archdeacon of Stansted, which comprises the Deaneries of Saffron Walden, Hinckford, Braintree and Dunmow & Stansted.

Robin King has served as Vicar of Bures, Little Cornard and Assington and Rural Dean of Sudbury. After leaving university, Robin spent six years working for a domestic bank, initially in London and then in Suffolk. He spent two years training for ministry in Cambridge, where he met and married his wife, Katharine. They were ordained together in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich and served as curates in a large parish in Ipswich. In 1992 Robin took up the post of vicar of Bures on the Suffolk-Essex border – in fact, just touching the new Archdeaconry of Stansted. He has been involved in training a number of ordinands and clergy and has been a Rural Dean for the past six years. Robin and Katharine have two sons, both at university.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Village fundraiser for ‘happy’ heart patient Lily Skeggs

Courtesy of EADT

October 19th
A football match in Bures was abandoned on Saturday after a man was arrested

Police were called to the game between Bures United and Team Brantham at Bures recreation ground – which Bures were losing 1-0 – at 4.20pm after reports of thefts from changing rooms.

A 24-year-old man from Colchester was arrested on suspicion of theft, being drunk and disorderly and resisting arrest and has been released on bail until November 29.
Courtesy of Suffolk Free Press

Friday, October 11, 2013

New head’s aim is to get his pupils out and about

One of Suffolk’s youngest headteachers is aiming to get his students to swap their computer games for the great outdoors.

Thirty-one-year-old Drew Quayle has just taken up the headship at Bures Primary School on the Suffolk/Essex border. The school, which has 215 pupils, received “outstanding” reports from Ofsted inspectors in 2007 and 2011.

Mr Quayle, who was previously deputy head at Pot Kiln Primary School in Great Cornard, told the EADT he was honoured to be given the post.

Courtesy of EADT

26th Oct 2013
£10,000 burglary along the Sudbury Road

A collection of stuffed animals and an 18/19th century painting worth more than £10,000 were stolen form a private collector in the village
These items included a stuffed beaver, wildebeest, panther, warthog and an iguana were stolen from the "Barn" along the Sudbury Road just after the turning into "The Croft and wood"

The thieves also took a paining by artist John Nost Sartorious 1759/1823 a noted painter of horses and hounds.
The theft took place at approx 2315hrs on Sat 26th October

Mother-of-five masterminded £7.5m luxury car fraud in Bugattis, Ferraris and Maseratis from her 14th-century moated mansion

October 18th 2012

Kankamol Albon, 41, lived in a £4m 14th-century mansion with ten bedrooms
Jailed for six years after it turned out her life was built on pyramid scheme
She talked victims into handing over huge sums of money for prestige cars
Many customers never received them from mother-of-five, known as 'Minky'

The Great Smallbridge Hall Scam
Storms hits village February 2014..Read more  
Storm hits the village on Monday 25th October 2013 Read more  
Slaughterhouse on Cuckoo Hill being demolished
updated July 27th 2014
The Revd Stephen Raymond Morley has been appointed Vicar of Bures with Assington and Little Cornard
Visit the Parish Church page.
Overnight on 24th March 2015 at Bridge Stores Bridge Street Bures
Suspect unknown has gained entry to the rear of the property through a secure small toilet window by jemmying it open. This caused damage amounting to the value of £50. A search was made and the entire gantry of cigarettes was stolen, of various brands. The value of the items taken is approximately £4000.
If you have any information regarding this crime please contact Braintree police on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555
Sunday 29th March, no water supply at 0730 to Bures St Mary due to burst main along the Sudbury Road
The sight of a Water Bowser along the High Street for those in urgent need of water, was unusual to say the least.
Supply restored just after 1400hrs

31st January 2016

Car overturns between Bures and Wormingford on the B1508
as driver loses control
Located south of Staunch farm

Cause:- one can only assume excessive speed





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