Latest News & Parish Events

BURWASH PETITION - the pinch-point

Councillor Natalie Crabtree, with Councillor Betty McBride and Burwash residents Hilary Stewart and Lesley and Nick Moore, formally presented the 600-strong traffic petition at East Sussex County Council in Lewes last week.

The petition - which calls for urgent action to make our High Street safer - was heard by Councillor Bill Bentley, ESCC's lead member for Communities and Safety. Following a useful discussion and timely remarks from County Councillor John Barnes, the Burwash group said the meeting was encouraging.

Click here to see a full transcript of Councillor Crabtree's statement and the powerful case for traffic calming measures in the village.

Click here to see a copy of the letter to Councillor Bentley. The letter, from Parish Council Chair Councillor McBride, speaks of a positive meeting and sets out action points for the coming weeks.

Councillor McBride said after the session: ‘There were understanding nods round the table when we described the realities of living on the High Street. So it looks as if County won’t stand in our way on the question of implementing safety and traffic calming measures. On the other hand ... there wasn’t much money on the table. If we want safer lives and peace of mind in Burwash - we will probably need to think about community fundraising.“

Click HERE to find out more about the Parish Council's ambitions for a safer High Street. And here for background information on the High Street issue.

Lollipop, lollipop ...

Burwash needs a new person for the School Crossing Patrol for Burwash school. Click here for more details.


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

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.

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Click here to see the latest progress on Over 60 parishioners attended the 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.

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

Have YOU experienced dangerous traffic moments at the pinch-point on the High Street.

Use this link - and send in the details - let’s build up the vital evidence we need to make changes.

Due for delivery to Burwash in late September. Click for details

Watch this space for updates.

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Burwash Parish Council EGM - Strand Meadow

Over 60 parishioners attended the 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. Please click here to see a press release sent by the Parish council to local media. Click here for media coverage in the Battle Observer.



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