Latest News & Parish Events


We have just been informed that Denton Homes has WITHDRAWN its appeal for the housing development in SHRUB LANE. More details to follow soon.

The Parish Remembers


Ceramic Poppies at St. Philip's Church

Ceramic poppies in Burwash Village High Street

The villages of Burwash, Burwash Common and Burwash Weald held Remembrance Day services on Sunday, November 11, the 100th anniversary of the armistice which ended the Great War. As part of our remembrance, hand-made memorial ceramic poppies were planted in Burwash High Street and at St. Philip's. Burwash Weald. 

If you know of someone in need who could use a small grant to buy some equipment, Rother Rural trust maybe able to help. The Trust has helped in recent months by buying a rain cover and basket for a disabled scooter user, funding extra expenses for a student at Plumpton College and by buying a washing machine for a mother with disabled children. Contact or on 01580 881 309.

Burwash Village Store - update

The owners of Burwash Village Stores are working hard to restore the shop and hope to reopen by mid-November. There's lots of work still to do but the clear-up and refurbishment are ongoing. Click here for their latest update.

If you, or someone you know, is without transport and needs help getting food, please email or telephone the Parish Clerk on 07854 699 518.                    

Updates on Local Housing Developments and Matters:

RECTORY COURTclick here for an update on progress at the Rectory Court site.

STRAND MEADOW - The full planning application documents for the Strand Meadow development can be found at: RR/2018/1787/P 

Over 60 parishioners attended a Parish Council EGM on Monday 6 August to express their views on the new plans for the proposed Strand Meadow housing development. For further details of the plans, please Click Here.

LAND at 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. The appeal will be held in January 2019. Details to follow.

Contact for further details.

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

Click here for an update from The Outsiders and the '20-is-plenty' campaign. And click here for their latest Press Release. Burwash Parish Council has already voted to do all it can to encourage the setting of a 20mph speed limit on the High Street.


Give just half-an-hour of your time once a month and play your part in keeping our community safe. Click here to find out how YOU could make a difference.


Burwash is welcoming a new site on the High Street - the concrete bench opposite The Garstons is now cloaked in ceramic poppy tiles.
Burwash Parish Council commissioned local potter Mary Clarke to remodel the bench as a permanent centenary memorial to those who gave their lives during the Great War.
Mary said she was honoured to take on the task which features 400 hand-made tiles, 100 of them with raised poppies, in vibrant reds and greens.
The work took over 70 hours and Mary thanked glazers Kate, Jacqui, Lynn and Jon for their help. She also praised Steve Payne for installing the work and Mike Poulter for refurbishing the bench.


The Parish Council has agreed an outline plan of activity for 2019 and beyond - and the plan is heavily  focused on developing our commmunity. There'll be work to establish a Community Hub - and a feasibility study on a Community Bus for the parish. The Council will develop a Welcome Pack for new residents and step up its parish maintenance programme.  There'll be more partnership working with local residents' groups and associations and a continuing emphasis on traffic calming measures. Please click here to view the outline plan.


Are you a grandparent with time on your hands? Or do you work from home and have time to give something back to the community? We are URGENTLY looking for someone over 18 who will be available to help village children cross the busy High Street on their way to and from Burwash Primary School.  The pay is around £85 per month for 12 months.

 If you are interested or know of anyone who might be suitable, please contact Peter Hooper, Area Supervisor, on 07786 171462.


If you have a comment or want to contact your Parish Councillors or the Clerk - there's a red postbox outside the Internet Cafe, on the wall facing The Bear car park in Burwash High Street. We look forward to hearing from you!  

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

Residents can always talk to their Councillors - however the surest (often quickest) way to get things done is to contact the Clerk. Drop letters off at the Postbox, phone her on 07854 699 518 or email