Timber Harvesting to take place

Upcoming timber harvesting work will be starting in High Wood and Park Wood near Burwash between mid-July and early August and continuing through to September.

The work will be to carry out routine thinning of the 1990’s softwood plantation, (Scot’s Pine, Corsican Pine, Western Hemlock and Douglas Fir) work which is done approximately every 5 years and was last thinned in 2016.

The public rights of way team has been notified as the work is near to several rights of way.

High Wood –

Burwash 59A BUR/59/1

Burwash 59B BUR/59/2

Burwash ( bridleway) 58D BUR/58/4

And in Park Wood PROW Burwash 60 BUR/60/1 crosses one of the timber extraction routes

There is no request to close any footpath but the paths and safety signage will be in place at the entrances to the woods and on the paths concerned. When work is being carried out near a footpath a banksman will be in place.

The work is being carried out in the summer to make use of the drier ground conditions. The dense conifer has a poor understorey with limited wildlife potential but a wildlife officer will carry out surveys prior to and during the work and set up exclusion zones where necessary.

If anyone has any questions please  contact Nick Covarr, the East Sussex area Forester nick.covarr@forestry.england.uk

Battle Area Community Transport August timetable

Please click here to see update to the BACT service for August.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – U6906 WILLINGFORD LANE, BURWASH – 11/8/2021 TO 13/8/2021

From the junction with the A265 Heathfield Road to the junction with the C212 Observatory Road, a distance of approximately 1906 metres.

11th to 13th August – works anticipated to take 3 days to complete.

Click here to see map.

Diversion via: – C212 Perrymans Lane – Kings Hill Road – School Hill – A265 High Street – Heathfield Road and vice versa.(please see map attached)

Advance warning signs will be placed on site advising of actual date of works

If you need to discuss this further please contact:

South East Water on 0333 000 0365

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – C275 SPRING LANE, BURWASH – 12/8/2021

From the junction with the A265 Paygate to the junction with the C214 Swing Gate Hill, works are a distance of approximately 10 metres.

View Map 1

View Map 2

12th August – works anticipated to take one day to complete.

To allow BT Openreach to carry out apparatus repair works.

Diversion via: – A265 Paygate – Heathfield Road – Slutts Well   – C214 Swing Gate Hill and vice versa.(please see maps attached)

Advance warning signs will be placed on site advising of actual date of works

If you need to discuss this further please contact:

Kelly Traffic Management (on behalf of BT Openreach) on 0247 664 2814