Parish Assembly marks retirement of veteran councillors

The Burwash Parish Annual Assembly discussed progress on the Burwash Neighbourhood Development Plan , the latest news on traffic calming in Burwash Village, updates on the Burwash Parish Council Rolling Plan – and marked the retirement of three long-standing Parish Councillors.

Between them, Peter Pope, David Vereker and Ijon Jenner (pictured, left to right) had racked up over 100 years of service to Burwash Parish Council (BPC) when they retired last month. BPC chair Betty McBride praised their devotion and presented each of them with an elegant crystal bowl engraved with a view of Burwash High Street.

About 40 residents attended the meeting which also provided news on the appeal by Park Lane Homes against the rejection of its plans for 30 homes on Watercress Field near Strand Meadow. The Burwash: Save Our Fields From Concrete website has more details.

The summary of the Neighbourhood Plan, a key document which will help shape how our community develops over the coming years. was also launched along with dates for public consultations.

Click here for a summary of the Plan and here for the full document .

Click on the link to find out more about the Council’s rolling plan.