Burwash Village Magazine is out now, in the shops or by subscription!

Printed village magazines are back in the shops again.  Or you can subscribe by ringing Vicky on 01435 884135.

Available for purchase in Burwash Village Stores (Londis), Jarvis Butcher’s, The Flower House and Chaplins Hair Salon.

We’d love to have your contributions about village life, or any subject that interests you.  If it interests you it probably interests lots of other people too!

Please send in your ideas to burwashvillagemag@gmail.com

Burwash in Bloom 2021 Competition

Burwash in Bloom 2021

Making Burwash Beautiful
Open to all Burwash Residents whose property is visible from the roadside (any road in the Parish of Burwash).
One entry from with a photograph of the entry per class entered.

View poster here.

Late entries will not be accepted.

How to enter: 

Either complete your entry form online by clicking here.
Pick up an entry form in person from F J Jarvis, Butchers, High Street, The Flower House, High Street and The Old Orchard Nursery
Then email your entry form to cllr.berry.wraight@burwash.org.uk or hand in to one of the outlets above.

You can also download an entry form here and either drop it in to the above places or scan it in and return to the email address above.

Important Dates

All entry forms to be received by 4pm on Saturday 19th June.
Judging will take place between Monday 21st June and Wednesday 23rd June.
Winners will be notified by email (where possible) and results posted by Friday 25th June.

Classes – residential
Best hanging basket
Best patio pots, troughs or wall baskets
Special Award
There will also be a prize for the best overall effect

Classes – Commercial
Best hanging basket
Best patio pots, troughs or wall baskets

All class winners will receive a certificate
The prize for best overall effect will be a £20 garden voucher
The prizes for residential classes will be a £10 garden voucher
The prizes for commercial classes will be a £10 garden voucher

Burwash Parish Council Grants

The Parish Council are now accepting grant applications for the financial year 2021/2022.
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


Financial help for businesses reopening as lockdown restrictions are lifted

At a special meeting of Cabinet held on Thursday it was confirmed that Rother District Council has received £9.3 million to help businesses reopen. Grants of up to £6,000 for non-essential retail businesses and £18,000 for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses will be available to those who deal face-to-face with the public.

It was also decided that any remaining money in the discretionary grant scheme would be used to support businesses not qualifying for the latest funding stream. Funds will also be used to promote and stimulate new jobs through supporting new businesses and the expansion of existing businesses in Rother. Read more in our latest press release or in the minutes of the meeting.

Parish Council Remote Meetings Update

The Government’s legislation allowing Council’s to conduct their meetings remotely is ending on 7th May. This applies to all committees and full council meetings but not working groups.

Therefore, Council have resolved to hold the May Full Council meeting alongside the Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday 4th May at 7pm. The Council have then delegated Council business to the Clerk for June, so there will be no Full Council meeting in June, with the hope that we can all meet face-to-face again for Council meetings in July.

There is currently a government consultation and review taking place with a request for evidence from local authorities. If there is any change in government legislation this could affect the nature of Council meetings. Please ensure you check the website and Facebook page for further information.

Details on the Planning Committee meetings will be posted in due course.

Schedule of Meeting:

Mon 19th April – Planning Committee – remote meeting.

Tuesday 4th May – Finance Committee 6pm – remote meeting.

Tuesday 4th May – Full Council 7pm – remote meeting.

Tuesday 13th July – Full Council 7pm – planned return to face to face meetings.

HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

It is with deep regret that we have today learnt of the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. On behalf of the local community, the members of Burwash Parish Council wish to offer their heartfelt condolences to her Majesty the Queen and to the other members of the Royal Family on their sad loss.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II at this deeply sad time.


Bob Franklin

Chairman, Burwash Parish Council

Book of Condolence

Burwash Parish Council are opening the Parish Rooms to allow for the community to sign a book of condolence for HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. The schedule of opening is as follows:

Saturday 10th April: 2-3pm

Sunday 11th April: 3-4pm

Monday 12th April: 11am-12noon

Tuesday 13th April: 3-4pm

Wednesday 14th April: 11am-12noon

Thursday 15th April: 3-4pm

Friday 16th April: 11am-12noon

Saturday 17th April: 11am-12noon

Sunday 18th April: 11am-12noon

Strict covid guidelines are in place. We will operate a one in, one out system.

Please bring your own pen if possible.
If you cannot make any of these dates, please post your condolence message and leave it in the parish room post box and it will be included in the book.


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.