Latest News & Parish Events




Burwash will have a new Parish Council from 5 pm on May 7. No Parish Council election took place on May 2 because there were fewer nominations than places. An election would have been held if 14 people or more had stood as candidates for the 13-person council. Click here to see the full list of new councillors. 

Residents voted on May 2 for local District Councillors.  Please click here for the results from the Burwash and The Weald ward and here for all Rother District Council results.

 Temporary Road Closure

Shrub Lane, Burwash, will be closed from June 17 to June 24 between the junctions with Rosemary Gardens and Rother View to allow UK Power Networks to carry out new connection works.


Sunday June 16
In aid of St Bartholomew's Church


 Contact Nigel Jarvis on 01580 819462 or email him at njarvis2@aol.comif you would like to help ring the bells in St Bartholomew's Church, Burwash 


Put Friday July 19 in your diary for the return of the Rude Mechanical Theatre Co to Swan Meadow, Burwash. This great outdoor theatre company will be performing a revival of their inspiring ‘Ikarus Inc’,  a play about hopes and dreams. Tickets are available from Burwash Stores or by phoning 01323 501260 or online at

Bring a picnic, your own chair and warm clothing for an English summer.

Come and be a BUG - join the Burwash Ukelele group. The BUGs meet at 7.00pm on the first Thursday of every month at the Village Shop and Café in Burwash Common (The Old Orchard Nursery). Absolute beginners and all abilities welcome. Entry free. Refreshments on sale.


Interested in Duplicate Bridge? Get more details here

Notice of Temporary Road Closures


Click HERE for the April, 2019, update on the Rectory Court site. Having previously highlighted issues with the groundwork at the bottom of the site, the housing providers (Optivo) are announcing a delayed completion date - December 2019. Optivo have been consistent in keeping residents informed about this project, and have promised to continue with monthly updates. 

Here's an update on the Burwash Neighbourhood Plan


Could you spare half an hour a week to help keep the children in our community safe?

Following a number of unsuccessful attempts by East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to recruit a permanent member of staff for the Burwash school crossing patrol, there is now a proposal to recruit volunteers to cover the role across the week

The scheme organisers are looking for ten volunteers, each willing to commit to a specific regular weekly half hour shift. They will be trained, insured and supported by ESCC.

Volunteers must not be responsible for their own children whilst on duty. Anybody over the age of 16 can apply, as long as they are fit and able to stand/hold a lollipop sign for the duration of the shift.

It is hoped that the new team will be able to attend an introductory session with a staff member from ESCC at the end of this month, ready for the volunteer crossing patrol to be in place when school goes back after the Easter holidays on Tuesday 23 April. 

If you think that you might be interested, or want to find out more, then please click here and complete the form - or you can call 07793 052622 for more information


We are counting down the days to the switch-over to our new website.  If you have information on the site at the moment PLEASE check it now and let us know if you want us to make changes or update your information before the final transfer.


Have you got just half-an-hour spare once a month to help make our community safer? Click here to find out how YOU could make a difference.

Check out upcoming workshops at The Flower House in Burwash. Click here to see details.

Rectory Court latest update
Click here


Whiskers Galore!

Cocoa the dog reckoned his moustache was just as fine and bristling as Rudyard Kipling’s! Owners John and Wendy Beecher certainly agreed and supplied this great shot of Cocoa alongside the statue of Burwash’s most famous son on Burwash High Street.


Drawing   watercolour   printmaking
collage   mixed media

Develop a creative and experimental sketchbook through a series of fun, practical exercises that will help you start drawing and painting, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas. Materials provided but feel free to bring your own.

The eight-week course will run on a Tuesday
2pm to 4 pm
30th April – 21st May
4th June – 25th June                              

 £80 payable in advance.

Louise Lidington has enjoyed a 40-year career teaching art, fashion and textiles in Colleges and Universities in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Kent and London specialising in Foundation Diplomas and helping students create portfolios of work for application to degree courses whilst enjoying water colour painting and printmaking.

To book your place, contact


Villagers may have noticed their recycled glass being tipped in with other recylables by Rother District Council refuse collectors. In case you felt disheartened that your recycling separation efforts were being wasted, Rother has reassured us that all glass is still being recycled. An RDC official told residents that more glass is being collected than expected and the glass compartment of the truck is filling up more quickly than the recycling compartment. So to allow the crews to stay out longer on their rounds and avoid wasting time by returning to the depot, they sometimes mix glass with recyclables on the truck. Once at the recycling facility, the glass is separated back. But the official urged residents to continue separating glass and other recyclables.




The Burwash village scout group urgently needs your help to replace the aged floor in the scout hut. You can sponsor a square metre of new, hard-wearing engineered oak flooring for just £30. All sponsors will have their names inscribed on a plaque to acknowledge their donation. Please contact Jacqui Kuhler via or Keith Lloyd at


Jane Clarke is our Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer. (RFO). She works flexible hours, with core working times of 9.30 - 2.30 most Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Her phone number is 07854 699 518 or email

Residents can always talk to their Councillors - their details are on the website - or there's a red postbox outside the Internet Cafe, on the wall facing The Bear car park. The box is emptied once a week. We look forward to hearing from you.