Archived Site Documents

This is a holding section for material that has been removed from individual pages on the site, either during editing, or for eventual archiving. For that reason, most of the content is out of date.   

Letter from Her Majesty to Burwash Parishioners on her 90th birthday


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Do you think rural crime is going up or down in East Sussex? Do you feel safe? What do you think about police in our community? Have your say on this important issue by taking part in the National Rural Crime Survey. It is open for submissions until Sunday 10 June.

KIPLING - a work in progress ...

Local sculptor Vicki Atkinson has started work on the statue of Rudyard Kipling. The Parish Council has commissed the statue, with the majority of the cost to be met by public donation. The bronze statue will be in a prominent place in the High Street. Click here for more pictures. 

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f you would like to support this exciting project.


The Parish Council has approved a proposal to commission a statue of Rudyard Kipling, with the majority of the cost to be met by public donation. The bronze statue will show Rudyard Kipling seated on a bench and will be in a prominent place in the High Street. If you would like to support this exciting project, or to find out more, please contact for details.



The National Trust is running 'Birds and Bees' nature trails at Bateman's until mid-May. Garden poetry readings and storytelling sessions in the tent are also planned. Click here for details of what's on.


Burwash and Burwash Weald Age UK organises a Luncheon Club once a month, meeting in The Bear. It is very much a social event, regularly attracting around 20 people. 

 There is also a Home from Hospital service especially for those who are frail and have spent time in hospital. This is occasional support and does not include housework or cleaning.

For more information on the Luncheon Club or Home from Hospital service, contact Mrs Jean Plummer (01435) 883483 

Extend is a fun group of 20 plus who meet every Tuesday morning from 10.00 to 11.00 am at the Pavilion on Swan Meadow Playing Field. On offer is a gentle work out, mostly from a chair with a Qualified Instructor.  Costs £3 a session including tea and a biscuit.  Contact Ms. Salmond on (01435) 882 452. 
Burwash and Burwash Weald Age UK were responsible for installation of the defibrillator at the entrance to the village hall. Please note that, although the machine occasionally makes a ‘beeping ’ noise, it does not mean the machine will not function when needed or that the batteries require replacement.
The “defib” is checked once a year, at the annual training event. This year’s training session is at Burwash Village Hall on Saturday morning 28th July  2018, from 10.00 - noon.
Simple instruction, will be given by a trained instructor and there will be an opportunity to use a resuscitation ’dummy’ to try CPR. Why not come along - you could learn a skill that one day saves the life of someone you love!
Why not get involved with Burwash and Burwash Weald Age UK find out more at their  Annual General Meeting on Thursday 24th May 2018

Age uk contact details 


We always welcome new members to our committee!


Chair Mrs. Patricia Ayres


Secretary Mrs. Veronica


Not for publication but for Editor information.


Thanks so much best wishes


Veronica :-)


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Many of our neighbouring villages and communities also have their own websites:

Etchingham Village

Wadhurst, Ticehurst, Stonegate and Flimwell

Heathfield and surrounding parish of Heathfield and Waldron



All contacts via:

Mr. Alan Borer

12 Mountbatten Drive


BN23 6AY

Tel: 01323 417437

  Burwash in Bloom 2015


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The future of Burwash Junior Sport and Fitness Club is uncertain - there is only age group now and they are short of members. If they can’t recruit more members, the club may have to fold after 22 years.


Tennis Club report: - They have refurbished the courts and continue to advertise for new members. The club holds its AGM in April when they will hold the ballot for Wimbledon tickets. 


There were no new candidates for committee and all current members were available to stand again apart from Terry and Hannah.


  It was proposed to elect the new committee en bloc and all agreed. Officers were elected, and the new committee comprises Olly Blaydon (Chair), Rod Clifton(Vice-Chair), Kevin Bray (Hon. Treasurer)Halina Keep (Hon. Secretary), Eddie Workman (President), Alan Parker-Read, Steve Bennett, Paul Morgan-Jones 


Halina Keep


BPFA Hon. Secretary




 Burwash Cricket Club reportLast season 2017 BCC played 23 matches from April to September.  The emphasis is on fun, friendly, enjoyable cricket for all ages and especially encouragement for younger players of the villageThere are coaching sessions on Sunday mornings and matches on Sunday afternoons. Thirteen members of all ages of the BCC took part in the Spring clear up. A full programme of fixtures is arranged for this year. Thanks to their committee and sponsors and the playing field ground team for use of the outfield and square for matches. The club is thriving, and they are looking forward to the 2018 season. The first ever BCC match was 28th May 1750 against MayfieldSince then Burwash has only ever fielded one team, this year on one or two occasions there will be two teams. This is because of the Sunday morning coaching sessions. Terry put up the stop-ball netting in preparation of the 2018 seasonPM-J, A P-R, TP




Burwash in Bloom competition  held on 27 June 2015 - RESULTS

Two categories:  ’Residents’ and ‘Businesses’

The three Residents categories include: Hanging baskets, Window Boxes/Troughs, and Front Gardens (which can be seen from the pavement). The cost of entry was £2.00 for each class.

Two Business categories: Hanging Baskets and Window Boxes and the entry fee was £5.00 for each class.


There were 56 entries in the competition, six in the Business classes and fifty in the Resident’s classes (48 from the village of Burwash and 2 from Burwash Common – well done you two!).   A total of 24 front gardens were entered, there were 15 entries in the hanging baskets class and 17 entries in the window boxes/tubs and troughs class.

We were lucky to get Len Bernamont as our Judge.  He is the Gardens and Estates Manager for Bateman’s, the Alfriston Clergy House and Monk’s House.   He was very impressed with the entries and the variety of different gardens and interpretations, from tiny cottage gardens with masses of planting, to more formal designs with clever use of paving and architectural features. He was particularly impressed with the number and variety of tubs, troughs, window boxes and hanging baskets along the High Street.   Well done everyone!

The winners were:

Front Garden: Nick Carrie at Southside, High Street ‘The best use of a small amount of space and variety of planting styles’

Hanging Basket: Doreen Cartwright at 9 Rother View ‘Eye catching, all matching and a good colour’

Tubs/Troughs/Window Boxes: Berry Wraight at Chime Cottage, School Hill. ‘Simply stunning’

The final decisions were very difficult, especially in the Front Garden category so he has awarded ’Highly Commended’ to the following:

Front Gardens: John McCartney at Westdown Cottage, Westdown Lane; Dorothy Waterhouse at Longstaffes, High Street and Heather Toll at Hunters Cottage, Vicarage Lane.

There was, however, a further ‘Special Commendation for Innovation’ awarded to Steve ‘Peanuts’ Payne for The Allotment Garden by the Doctor’s Surgery. The Judge especially asked that mention was given to both allotments (so well done to Maggie Parker as well!) as both allotments were neat, tidy and very productive and he congratulated them both for using ground which would otherwise be wasted. Whilst looking at the Allotment Garden we were informed by a ‘Burrisher ‘ that during the war the whole of what is now the car park and doctor’s surgery area was allotments, so a very fitting use of this once spare piece of land.

Highly Commended for her Hanging basket was Helena Fenner at Yaxley, High Street and in the Tubs, Troughs and Window Boxes category Ian Craston of Farley House, High Street was also Highly Commended.

In the Business Classes, there was the usual friendly rivalry between The Rose and Crown and The Bear Inn.  The Rose and Crown narrowly beat The Bear to win the Hanging Baskets class whilst The Bear narrowly beat The Rose in the Tubs/Troughs and Window Boxes class. A very diplomatic solution!

We think there was sufficient interest and enthusiasm to repeat the Competition next year so we are provisionally looking at Saturday 25th June 2016 look out for more information closer to the time.  Remember the competition is open to the whole of Burwash, Burwash Weald and Burwash Common.   We would love to see more entries from the Weald and Common next year.

With thanks to all who participated and all those who helped with the printing, distribution and advertising and a special thanks to Graham Jarvis for the use of his shop for collecting entry forms.

Update on the rebuild of Block A 15/08/16:

Block A will be rebuilt using Kingspan TEK building system generally known as SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) SIPs are a simple but revolutionary way of building. Whilst traditional construction methods rely on bricks and blocks, or a conventional timber frame, SIPs can provide both a structure and insulation in one. SIPs can be used to create fast-track highly energy efficient buildings.

Video link on how the system is built:

Link to Kingspan TEK brochure for additional reference:

Contact Details

If residents have any concerns or queries please contact John Turkentine - Project Manager on 07917855829 or email

Other useful contacts:

Karen Hillhouse - Regional Head of Development, responsible for managing the development of the scheme
Telephone: 02089730438  mobile: 07590 962109 email:
Deniz Erdogan - Hastoe Area Housing Manager
Telephone: 020 8973 0444  email
Amy Fearn - Rother District Council Housing and Asset Development Officer, responsible for allocation queries and Rother Council waiting lists for local residents
Telephone: 01424 787514 email



Calling all local small business and sole traders!

We want to include as many local businesses as possible in our consultations as we develop the Burwash Neighbourhood Plan. If you run a business within the parish, or if you are a sole trader working in Burwash, Burwash Common or Burwash Weald and have not yet received a questionnaire, please contact Mr Lindsay Green at or 07775 862846.

You can have a FREE listing here on our Parish website. Check on the "Business" tab above or click here to see other entries.


If speeding traffic on the A265 is driving
you mad - help us do someting about it! 
Become a Community Speedwatch 
Volunteer. Find out more HERE




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