Latest News & Parish Events

Saturday 3rd November is LOVE BURWASH DAY.  

Mark the date in your diary and join your friends, neighbours and parish councillors to spruce up our three communities in preparation for Remembrance Day and the Battle's Over event marking the centenary of the end of the First World Ward.  Please click here for more information on joining us on this day.

Burwash Prepares...












The War Memorial has been cleaned. The Royal British Legion is finalising preparations for the Parades and wreath-laying. Burwash has joined parishes across the country taking part in "Battle's Over" commemorations. Beacons will be lit and a Roll of Honour of the men of Burwash who died in the First World War has been recorded, with local voices. This will be broadcast on Remembrance Sunday. Lights on the High Street, including the Lime Trees, will be garlanded with hundreds of hand-knitted poppies, all made locally. The After 8s group has crafted a clay poppy in memory of every parishioner who lost their life. The poppies will displayed in Burwash village and at St Philip's Church in Burwash Weald. Burwash Potter Mary Clarke has made 100 poppy tiles - one for every year since 1918 - to cover the brick bench on the High Street. The Parish Council has taken delivery of three commemorative silhouettes to symbolise the sacrifices made and has ordered a small named plaque for each of the Fallen. 


Burwash Village Store - update

The owners of Burwash Village Stores are working hard to restore the shop and expect to reopen within 4-6 weeks. 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.                    

Grant Applications

Applications for grant funding need to be emailed or posted to the Parish Clerk by midnight on 31 October, 2018.  Please click here for the grant application form and the parish council's Grant Awarding Policy.

Updates on Local Housing Developments and Matters:

RECTORY COURT: click 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


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.


If you park on the newly painted double yellow lines – particulary at the junction at the top of Shrub Lane – you face getting a very expensive parking ticket. This follows recent reports that vehicles parked at the junction have completely  blocked the pavement, forcing people to walk in the road.


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.


 The surgery will be holding flu clinics for patients over 65 on October 23 and 31.  

Ring 01435 882 306 for your appointment before the autumn chills catch up on you!


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