RESULTS Neighbourhood Plan Referendum


The votes have now been counted and results were as follows:

785 votes cast (390 Burwash Village / 168 Burwash Common / 227 Postal)

Yes: 755

No: 28

Spoilt: 2

For the official declaration of results, please click here.

20 mph in the High Street update

The 20 mph in the high Street request for match funding has been agreed by East Sussex County Council. The Parish Council is now waiting for the design and implementation costs to progress the project. Further updates will be posted as they come through. For further information, please contact the Clerk.

Looking after our Lime Trees in Burwash Village

Most Lime Trees in the High Street have been adopted by residents and many are cared for but some are looking rather sad and unloved.

Image of Lime Trees on Burwash High Street

The Parish Council would like to take on responsibility for those Lime Trees which need attention, by ensuring they are pruned up to a height of 2 metres, and underplanted with flowers, where possible.

The Parish Council proposes taking on this work from September.  If you would like to comment on this, please contact the Parish Clerk at or telephone: 07375 809 660.

If you have adopted a tree, please maintain it in accordance with the scheme, and thanks to those who have done so.

Parking in the village on double yellow lines

The Parish Council would like to remind everyone that it is illegal to park on yellow lines.

Parking on the high street is of a premium and should be used with consideration for other users.

To read further information on the please visit the government website here.

Double yellow lines mean no waiting at any time, unless there are signs that specifically indicate seasonal restrictions. 

Burwash Parish Council Grants

The Parish Council grant scheme is available all year round. If you would like to apply for a grant then please use the application form linked below and return it to the Clerk.

More information on grants and awarding policy.
Grant Application Form

You can see a list of grants awarded for 2020/21 below.

List of Grants Awarded by Burwash Parish Council for Financial Year 2020/2021
Month Name Amount Detail
May-20 Burwash Scouts £906.00 Camping Equipment
May-20 Burwash Playing Fields Association (BPFA)  £1,500.00 100 Plus Club
May-20 Village Hall  £2,000.00 Replacement windows
May-20 Wild About Burwash  £200.00 Seeds for planting
May-20 Burwash Bonfire Society  £400.00
May-20 St Philips Church  £1500.00 Grounds upkeep
May-20 Burwash Weald & Common Playing Fields Association (BW&PFA)  £1,500.00 Tarmac path
Jun-20 St Bartholomews Church  £1,500.00 Grounds upkeep
Jul-20 Burwash Cricket Club  £2,000.00 Prep of Square & grounds
Oct-20 Ballet @ The Village Hall  £200.00 Covid support
Oct-20 Burwash Musical Theatre  £250.00 Covid support
Feb-21 Burwash Primary School*  £3,294.55 Playground resurfacing
* Not strictly a grant. Money from CIL reserves but coded to grants £14,250.55


Parish Council Remote Meetings Update

The Parish Council has voted to delegate decisions to the Proper Office (Clerk) in view of the current covid-19 infections in the area. Advisory meeting with Councillors will take place according to the normally published schedule. A review of the decision will be made in early January.

For details of when the Parish Council meet, please visit the agendas and minutes page.

Recycling Bin Contents

Please note that where disposable nappies are placed in domestic recycle bins, they will not be emptied. Nappies should go in the waste bins.

The bins in the Car Park will be dealt with regardless of what is in them, but users should take note of the Rother District Council’s policy on waste and respect these when putting items in the bins.

Please click here for full details of what can be put in each type of bin.


The Rural Rother Trust

The Rural Rother Trust have been in contact with the Parish Council to remind us that the Trust is still operating during these difficult times and has been responding to cases of individual need.

Recently the Trust has awarded grants to individuals in difficult circumstances, replacing non-functioning household goods, replacing a blown down garden fence and alleviating losses suffered by someone whose house was flooded during the recent Christmas break.

If you are facing difficulty and would like to find out more about accessing this grant please contact Stephen Hardy, Clerk to the Rural Rother Trust on 07831 494 028.

Applications are straight forward, don’t require an application form and are turned around quickly.

The Trust is still open to applications from community organisations, but has taken the view that during these difficult times, it should give priority to cases of individual need.

Rother Voluntary Action can help with free travel to vaccine appointments

For information, RVA can support free travel to COVID-19 vaccine appointments to those who do not have access to other transport.

The booking service is available between 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00- 17:00 Monday to Friday on 07871 603 235

This service is for residents who do not have access to transport and do not have a family member, friend or carer who can help with transport. They do not have to be in the residents’ support bubble as per the government guidelines.

All transport providers have signed up to a COVID-19 safety policy to ensure that all precautions are in place for a safe journey.

Burwash Village Hall Newsletter April 2021



 We had hoped that, by now, we may have had a clear path to reopening our village hall. Sadly, in spite of the fact that great headway has been made with the latest Lockdown and with the vaccination programme, our hopes have been dashed as limited conditions will still apply with the ‘rule of six’ for use of the hall.

It is not until 12th April that the children’s dance classes can re-convene, again with distancing and access/exit protocols being exercised.

It is proposed that the local elections on the 6th May will go ahead, but with stringent Covid rules in place.

From 17th May, the hall can be used up to 50% capacity, but must have distancing and access/exit protocols in place, probably limited to exercise sessions.

It is then hoped that, from 17th June, all restrictions will be lifted. I am sure that our user groups will contact their own members once the Government confirms the position.

On a more positive note, we plan that the new front doors will be installed in the week after the Easter school holidays, possibly using the existing lock so that keys will still fit. If not, we shall ensure that we provide new keys to existing keyholders on our list. Please contact me so that we can check the list is updated.

We shall be holding our Easter Hamper Raffle on Easter Saturday 3rd April on the High Street outside Mount House, by kind permission of Richard and Lynda Maude-Roxby. Tickets will be on sale from 9am until midday (when the draw will take place) and will cost £1 each. As usual, the hamper will be packed with goodies. This is not only a fund-raising exercise, but also an endeavour to give us all something to look forward to – and possibly satisfy our chocolate cravings after Lent!

Hopefully, we shall be able to hold our AGM this year, possibly in late May or early June. Please consider whether you may be able to join our Management Committee. I am very happy to provide more information if you would like to ‘phone or e-mail me. One of our volunteer members has moved away from the village, and another has tendered his resignation due to pressure of other commitments. The only qualification needed is a cheerful disposition and an eagerness to promote our beautiful village and Burwash Village Hall.

Our very best wishes to all of you for 2021. Please continue taking care and keeping safe!

Shirley Viney, Chairman

01435 882497