New Parish Council Announced

No Parish Council election was required on May 2, 2019 because all 12 nominations were elected without a contest. 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 official results declared by Rother District Council. For more details on the new Parish Council, click here. This list includes Councillor Declan O’Neill who was co-opted on to the Council at its first full meeting in May, 2019.

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.

Quality time with Rudyard Kipling

TV presenter Richard Madeley and his grandson Kit visited Burwash recently and checked out the new Rudyard Kipling statue on the High Street.

Kit seems quite intrigued by the Nobel Prize-winning poet and novelist!



Burwash Open Gardens 2019

This is one of the most popular events in the Parish and an opportunity to enjoy some of the loveliest gardens in Burwash village.

Art Course for Beginners

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 are provided but feel free to bring your own.

The course will run on a Tuesday between 2 pm and 4 pm from 30th April to 21st May and from 4th June to 25th June at Burwash Common Pavilion.  £80 payable in advance.

To book your place, contact

Louise 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.

Rudyard Kipling returns to Burwash

There is a new star on the Burwash parish landscape – a bronze statue of our most famous resident – author and Nobel prize-winner Rudyard Kipling.

The seated statue, sponsored by the Parish Council, connects Burwash to its past and traditional glories. Parts of our High Street date back to Norman Times and Kipling himself wrote of the beauties of this area a century ago. This fabulous artwork by Burwash sculptor Victoria Atkinson represents a new future focus for our community – to improve our High Street and facilities for residents and to attract visitors to the area.

The driving force behind the statue was Parish Councillor Steve Moore, seen next to Vicky Atkinson on the bench. He attended the unveiling alongside local Councillors and people who had generously donated money to bring the project to life. Mike Kipling from the Kipling Society formally unveiled the sculpture, watched by donors, supporters and representatives from Bateman’s. Among the first people to see the bench were Richard and Lynda Maude-Roxby who kindly gave permission for us to site the statue outside their home, adjacent to the tiled Burwash map on the High Street.