Latest News & Parish Events

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Residents and friends joined Parish Councillors at the 'Big Issues' Parish Assembly on Thursday 24 May. The Assembly was an opportunity to share information and express views on pedestrian safety on the High Street, the 'Denton Homes' planning appeal and progress on the Neighbourhood plan. It was followed by an Extraordinary meeting of the Council to discuss ways forward on the issues. Click here for more pictures.

Burwash Parish Council awaits an emergency meeting with East Sussex County Council (ESCC).

Responding to worries about the safety of residents and pedestrians on the so called pinch-point on the High Street in Burwash, the Parish Council asked on 16 April 2018 for a meeting to discuss their extreme concerns.  

The Parish Council (BPC) has been sent a comprehensive explanation of the things ESCC will not, or is unable to do to alleviate the situation for residents. BPC has been told that the 600-strong petition calling for urgent traffic calming measures will be considered at the East Sussex County Council Lead Member Communities and Safety meeting in July 2018 . 

Click here for back ground information and to read a copy of the original call to ESCC to act, including shocking photographs of the "life-threatening daily dangers" faced by residents.

Click here for details of a residents meeting in the Christ the King Catholic Church room on 7 June.

Parish Council Meetings

Burwash Parish Council - Tuesday 12 June at 7.00pm in the Parish Office (Internet Room), The Bear Car Park. Agenda to follow.

The Press and public are welcome and encouraged to attend all meetings. There is 15 minutes set aside at the beginning of meetings for members of the public to bring up matters of concern. If possible, let the clerk know about your query the day before the meeting as it may help with a speedy response.


Here's a chance to join a team of people actively working to protect and improve our three-village community.  Please click here  to find out more about becoming a Burwash Parish Councillor. The Council will be reviewing applications at its meeting on 10 July 2018.

Police Community Support Officer

Our Police Community support Officer is Julie Pearce-Martin. She is based in Battle, but is happy to talk to Burwash Parish residents about  issues that concern them. Her email address is: julie.pearcemartin@sussex.pnn.policeuk. To find out more about community policing, go to the Sussex Police website.

Click here for updates on local housing developments and issues:

Rectory Court, High Street 

Strand Meadow 

Land NW Shrub Lane (Denton Homes has now lodged an appeal against Rother District Council's refusal to grant planning permission for 42 houses on land behind homes in Shrub Lane. Here is a link to the documents on Rother's site.)

For a full list of events this month, please click here to go to the Burwash Parish Diary. If you have updates or wish to add details of future events please get in touch via

Update on the resurfacing work in the High Street.

Residents and the Parish Council were expecting the resurfacing work on the High Street to be done this month. On 15 May, East Sussex County council said it was not able to provide residents with a date for the work. The Parish Council, local businesses and residents will be advised two to three weeks before the work is to be done. 

Ready ...
get set ...

It's time for Burwash in Bloom - click here for more details of our parish-wide competition to find the best hanging baskets, window boxes, tubs or troughs. And there's a prize for the best front garden in the three villages, too.



Jane Clarke is our Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer. (RFO).

Whilst residents can always talk to their Councillors - the surest (often quickest) way to get things done is to contact the Clerk.
07854 699 518