Latest News & Parish Events

RUDYARD KIPLING

There is a new star on the Burwash parish landscape – a bronze statue of our most famous resident – author and Nobel prize-winner Rudyard Kipling.

The seated statue, sponsored by the Parish Council, connects Burwash to its past and traditional glories. Parts of our High Street date back to Norman Times and Kipling himself wrote of the beauties of this area a century ago. This fabulous artwork by Burwash sculptor Victoria Atkinson represents a new future focus for our community – to improve our High Street and facilities for residents and to attract visitors to the area.

The driving force behind the statue was Parish Councillor Steve Moore, seen next to Vicky Atkinson on the bench. He attended the unveiling alongside local Councillors and people who had generously donated money to bring the project to life. Mike Kipling from the Kipling Society formally unveiled the sculpture, watched by donors, supporters and representatives from Bateman’s. Among the first people to see the bench were Richard and Lynda Maude-Roxby who kindly gave permission for us to site the statue outside their home, adjacent to the tiled Burwash map on the High Street.

As Councillor Moore says: " ... sitting next to Mr Kipling on the bench is a great selfie opportunity." Time to
get your i-phones out people !

For more pictures and details, click here.


SUMMER IS COMING (eventually, promise!)

Click here to get your first taste of summer by visiting the Burwash Open Gardens website.


Notice of Temporary Road Closures


RECTORY COURT

Click HERE for the latest update on the Rectory Court site. Having previously highlighted issues with the groundwork at the bottom of the site, the housing providers (Optivo) are announcing a delayed completion date - December 2019. Optivo have been consistent in keeping residents informed about this project, and have promised to continue with monthly updates. 


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 burwashweb@gmail.com


HAVE YOU GOT INFORMATION OR A PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE?
 
We are in the process of updating the Burwash Parish Council website - moving to a new hosting arrangement (with plans for a fabulous community mobile app).

Please check your content now and let us know if you want us to make changes or update your information before the transfer. 





STOP PRESS

Have you got just half-an-hour spare once a month to help make our community safer? Click here to find out how YOU could make a difference.


Click on the heart - and Love Burwash


HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

3 Bedroom flat available in Burwash

English Rural Housing Association is looking for new tenants for a three bedroom ground floor flat at Courtland House in Burwash. Click here for details of this social housing opportunity.


THE VILLAGE HALL NEEDS YOU


 CLICK IMAGE TO SEE WHY
The Burwash Village Hall AGM is on Tuesday 12 March. Click HERE for details.


NEW YEAR, NEW FLOOR

The Burwash village scout group urgently needs your help to replace the aged floor in the scout hut. You can sponsor a square metre of new, hard-wearing engineered oak flooring for just £30. All sponsors will have their names inscribed on a plaque to acknowledge their donation. Please contact Jacqui Kuhler via j.kuhler@btconnect.com or Keith Lloyd at keithlloyd1@gmail.com.


CLERK CLARKE'S CORNER 

Jane Clarke is our Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer. (RFO). She works flexible hours, with core working times of 9.30 - 2.30 most Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Her phone number is 07854 699 518 or email burwashparishclerk@gmail.com

Residents can always talk to their Councillors - their details are on the website - or there's a red postbox outside the Internet Cafe, on the wall facing The Bear car park. The box is emptied once a week. We look forward to hearing from you.