Burwash Village Hall



It is that time of year again and we are all busy in our gardens creating pleasant areas for you to enjoy from 2pm until 6pm on Sunday 23rd June: Burwash Open Gardens’ afternoon. As always, craft stalls and delicious refreshments will also be available in the garden at Mount House, by very kind permission of Richard and Lynda Maude-Roxby. We plan to have 8 or 9 gardens in the High Street open on the afternoon, and you can enjoy these for the total sum of £5. Tickets will be on sale in the High Street.

Your support for our fund-raising events is more important than ever this year due to the significant moisture and mould problems around the two beautiful Oriel windows at the front of the Main Hall. We are planning for the replacement work to be carried out in August 2020. Competitive quotations have been received and will be reviewed by the Hall Committee. This means that we can move forward in preparing submissions for financial assistance from a number of organisations. Planning and Building Regulations’ applications will be submitted with the assistance of the selected contractor. The decision to select a contractor will be decided upon once a financial review has been completed, together with receipt of references and confirmation of their ability to adhere to the programme.

The ground-floor Oriel-style large timber windows at the front of the main hall are at least 112 years old, the hall having been completed in 1907. The softwood timber would have been properly seasoned and therefore has lasted very well. Time and weather is taking its toll and sections have rotted and been repaired with new timber scarfed in or two pack epoxy resin repairs undertaken. The secondary glazing was installed approximately 15 years ago to help reduce traffic noise and assist with some heat retention: however the seals to the glazing have deteriorated which, in turn, is having an adverse effect on the internal timber. This is expensive, extensive and urgent work. In the last 10 years we have managed to raise our own funds, with help from Burwash Parish Council and our very loyal village supporters, for all the major works which have been carried out. This time we shall also be applying for external funding. We launched our ‘Oriel Windows’ appeal earlier this year and I am delighted to report that we have had a good response raising £17,846 so far! Recent additions have included an anonymous donation of £250, profits of £510.91 from the successful Village Hall Quiz Evening, £100 from Mary Taylor’s Spring Quiz, and £70 from the very enjoyable (and tasty) Lent Lunch organised by Lilla Heaslip and her friends.

If you would like to make a donation and help us reach our total for this vital work, and wish to donate on-line, our bank details are NatWest, sort code: 60-10-30, account number 60863463. Please mark the transfer BVH ‘Windows Appeal’.

Slight problems with the flooring in the snooker room have recently been identified: these have been resolved with the support of the members of the snooker club. 

We thank everyone for helping us maintain our beautiful Village Hall, which was built for the benefit of the residents of our lovely village. 

Our fund-raising plans for 2019 include:

 Annual Lotterywith prizes of £100, £50 and £30, which will be drawn at Burwash Open Gardens. Tickets are now available at £1 each. Please contact me if you would like to sell some on our behalf.

 Jackie and Mary’s very popular Bygone Burwashwill be making a return, after several years’ absence, between 11am and 5pm on Sunday 8th September.

 Please book these events in your diary now.

 Whist Eveningsare held in the Hall on the first Thursday of each month: 

the next will be on 6th June and 4th July. The evenings start promptly at 7pm.

 For latest news on Village Hall events, or to find out about booking the hall, please visit www.burwash.org

 Shirley Viney   shirley@bowzell.co.uk   01435 882497


Would you like to join the friendly village hall Management Committee? They are all volunteers working to improve Village Hall facilities for hirers and user groups. 

Many visitors comment on how lucky we are to have such a well-maintained, welcoming facility in Burwash - and thanks are largely due to the work of these volunteers. Please contact Shirley if you are interested in joining them. 


List A - local clubs/groups/societies

Session                                               Main Hall    Meeting Room

Sunday 9am - Friday 6pm
9am-1pm                                                  £22                        £12
1pm-6pm                                                  £27                       £13
6pm-11.45pm                                           £31                       £16

Friday 6pm - Saturday 11.45pm
6pm -11.45pm                                         £34                       £17
9am - 1pm                                               £24                       £12
1pm - 6pm                                               £29                       £15

2 hour meetings £7

List B - Private,commercial,political use

Session                                                    Main Hall          Meeting Room

Sunday 9am - Friday 6pm 
9am-1pm                                                         £39                        £19
1pm-6pm                                                        £49                        £24
6pm-11.45pm                                                 £57                        £28

Friday 6pm - Saturday 11.45pm 
9am - 1pm                                                      £52                        £27
1pm - 6pm                                                      £67                        £33
6pm-11.45pm                                                £77                        £38

Children's Party for under 12 years old     £36 (up to four hours)

Supplementary Charges

Alcohol consumption £12
Music/dance (excluding classes or keep fit) £12
Car parking local clubs £3 per session
Car parking for public access £5 per session

Deposit for each booking £90

Tables & Chairs etc
Trestle tables: £4.00/day Chairs: 70p/day