Latest News & Parish Events


The Parish Council has told East Sussex County Council (ESCC) that its response to residents‘ fears for their safety on the High Street in Burwash is “unsatisfactory.” Faced with continuing lack of action from ESCC, Chair Betty McBride has told the County Council Leader that Burwash councillors feel unsupported in their efforts to keep residents safe. She said the Parish Council was going to start work NOW on what WE can do to help ourselves. 

The Parish Council is now committed to seeking a 20mph speed limit for the High Street, as well as bollards and safe crossing points to protect residents and pedestrians. Click  here to read the full response from the Parish Council. 

Lollipop, lollipop ...

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

Next Parish meeting:

 Planning Committee Meeting - 23rd July at 7pm in the Parish Room (Internet Resource)
Please click here for the agenda.

Please note that the full planning application documents for the Strand Meadow development can be found at: RR/2018/1787/P

Click here for updates on local housing developments and issues:

Land 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.

Contact for further details.

Rectory Court, High Street 
Strand Meadow

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.

The poppies residents planted on Love Burwash Day - with help and encouragement from the redoubtable Mr Terence Parker - are now in full bloom and bedecking the Burwash High Street Lime Trees.

If you spot an image of our community that should be on this website - get your iphones out and send pictures of Burwash Common, Burwash Weald and Burwash village to

Three-villages ... one communicator

Etchingham has almost 300 people on its e-bulletin network. It is a brilliant way to get quick messages and updates out to the community.

It would be great to have our own Bush Telegraph here in Burwash Parish. We need a volunteer to get the scheme off the ground and to run the network. The techie bits are very simple - if you can write an email and press send - you can do this! To find out more, please email

Are you a HANDY PERSON to have around?

The Parish Council wants to hire a Handy Person to carry out routine maintenance - jobs like grass cutting, erecting fences & notice boards and repairing signs & fingerposts. 

Please click here for the job description.

Click here for more details, and how to apply.



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