Burwash Playing Field Association

Click here to read a report from Oliver Blaydon, chair of the Burwash Playing Field Association about the urgent need for volunteer and financial support for Swan Meadow.

Swan Meadow is one of the jewels in the crown for Burwash village. It is OUR green space. We should protect it, use it - and do everything we can to enjoy it. 

Click here to read a full report of the Burwash Playing Field Association AGM

Some highlights from the meeting:

  • Grateful thanks were given to Terry Parker for all his hard work and dedication to the playing field and BPFA Committee. Terry and Maggie were wished the best of luck for the future. Thanks were also given to Hannah Parker-Read for managing the bookings and for ensuring the sports hall was kept clean. Both Terry and Hannah retired from the committee. 

  • Finances are in good shape, but the Association identified the need for more support from the community. The Association wants to hold more events on the playing field. 

  • The Association is setting up a website with an on-line booking facility; minutes and accounts will be posted on the site.

  • Membership of the 100 Plus Club is around 300 but the Association would like more people to join as this a major fund raiser for Swan Meadow. The recent leaflet drop was successful, bringing in about forty new members.

  • The new committee was elected en bloc and 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. 

Introduction to Burwash Playing Field Association

Burwash Playing Field Association (BPFA) is a charitable organisation (Registered Charity No. 305191) established to administer and manage Swan Meadow playing field, Ham Lane, Burwash. The site is registered and maintained as a playing field in perpetuity.

The pavilion and sports hall on Swan Meadow playing field were constructed in 1998 at the same time as the two all weather tennis courts with the assistance of a Sports Council Lottery grant.The playing field, pavilion and the children’s play area are maintained by fundraising and donations which the BPFA Committee administer and manage.The tennis courts are currently maintained by agreement by the Tennis Club.

Burwash Fair on August Bank Holiday Monday is the single largest annual fundraising event in the Parish and is run by the B.P.F.A. to help meet annual costs and also enables other charitable groups within the community and nationalcharities to raise funds for their needs. For details of the 2018 Burwash Fair please click here.

The Officers and Committee of the BPFA are appointed by election at the Annual General Meeting each April for the forthcoming year and are usually trustees of the association.

Swan Meadow is the base for the village Cricket, Football, Stoolball, Tennis and Junior Sport clubs as well as the Bonfire Society, Youth Club, Horticultural Society and a number of other groups and is also used by Burwash C.E.P. School for sports day, games and out of school clubs.

 For more information contact Halina Keep as Hon. Secretary on email hek20nov@gmail.com or telephone 01435 882183.





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