Latest News & Parish Events

BURWASH VILLAGE STORE - an update from Lee, Kieran and Geraldine

Good neighbours

If you, or someone you know is without transport and needs help getting food, please email or telephone the Parish Clerk on 07854 699 518 or Councillor Betty McBride on 01435 883 615.

The village shop in Burwash High Street is closed until further notice after it was badly damaged by fire this week. Nobody was hurt in the fire.

All hands to the pump ...

There was praise from residents for the local firefighters who worked from the early hours of the morning on Wednesday to stop the fire spreading - and praise too for Kevin Parker, manager of the The Bear pub. Parish Clerk Jane Clarke says: "Due to our speedy and heroic firefighters the fire was controlled and our house escaped any damage. Kevin came and checked on us and helped get everyone out of the flats. He and Juliette opened up the pub and have been amazing getting all of us tea and coffee. Neighbours have also been amazing."


Kevin Parker                                



The resurfacing of Burwash High Street between Bateman's Lane and the east of Rectory Close continues. There are traffic diversions in force from 8.00pm and gatemen are giving advice on access for motorists, residents and businesses during the closures.

Grant Applications

Please note that applications for grant funding to the Parish Council need to be given to the Parish Clerk by midnight on the 31/10/18.  Applications need to be emailed or posted.  Please click here for the grant application and Grant Awarding Policy.



RECTORY COURT: click here for an update on progress at the Rectory Court site.

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

Over 60 parishioners attended a Parish Council 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.

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.

Contact for further details.


Click here for an update from The Outsiders and the '20-is-plenty' campaign

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

Watch this space for updates.



The surgery will be closed for training this Thursday - September 20th - from 12.00 noon.

BEATING FLU: The surgery will be holding flu clinics for patients over 65 on October 4, 15, 18, 23 and 31.  Clinics for patients 64 years and under are on October 9th and 10th. Ring 01435 882 306 for your appointment before the autumn chills catch up on you!

EAST SUSSEX FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE are offering free safety tests for ELECTRIC BLANKETS. If you - or someone you care for - needs a blanket safety check as we move towards the colder weather - take your appliance to Heathfield Fire Station on Monday, 8 October between 10.00am and noon.

Find out about GREAT WALKS planned as part of the High Weald Walking Festival from 15 to 23 September. No need to book - just turn up in good time. Click here for details.



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