The Burwash Village Magazine is published by St. Bartholomew's Church, Burwash
Items should be sent, typed, to the Editor by the 15th of each month unless stated otherwise in the Burwash Village Magazine.
Items for publication may be sent to or left in the pigeon hole marked Burwash Village Magazine at the back of the Church.

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Local clubs, societies and other useful contacts


Sport and fitness-related

Burwash Cricket Club: village club playing on Sundays.  Contact: Paul Morgan-Jones on 882832.


Burwash Football Club, members of the East Sussex League and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2015, Home ground is Swan Meadow and new players are welcome.  Contact Kevin Bray on 864628.

Burwash Junior Sports and Fitness Club: sporting and social activities for 5 – 16 year olds, Saturdays 10.30 – 12pm on Swan Meadow, Burwash.  Contact: Steve Mintram on 882444 or Rod Clifton on 883656.

Burwash Lawn Tennis Club: with two courts in Swan Meadow, the club encourages people of all ages to play tennis.  Contact: Janet Sibley on 07814 530823 or Philippa Belam on 883777.

Burwash Playing Fields Association: dedicated to managing and preserving Swan Meadow.  Contact Kevin Bray on 864628 or Fiona Hosein on 884065.

Swan Meadow and Sports Hall booking: contact Allan Parker-Read on 07807 900276.

Burwash Short Mat Bowls Club: practice session for the Wealden League in the Burwash village hall each Monday from 6.30pm.  Contact: Mary Taylor on 882107.

Burwash Snooker Club: plays in the village hall.  Contact: Trevor Hayes on 882980 or Steve Barden on 882594.


Kipling County Carriage Driving Group: carriage driving for the disabled.  Contact Janet Bettell Higgins on 882348 or

Parish Footpath Walk: relaxed local walks of about 6 miles on third Monday of every month, 9am from the Bear car park.  Contact Roger Cloke on 884312.

Walks for Strollers: gentle walks through the countryside.  Meet at 9am in the Bear car park on first Wednesday of the month.  Contact Ijon Jenner on 882045.

Seagulls over Burwash: Burwash Brighton & Hove Albion supporters club.  Contact

For Children

Buzzy  Bees Pre-School: (2-5 year olds) in the Burwash sports pavilion from 8.30 – 4pm Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri during school terms.  Contact Sharon Berry on 07816 248187 or Hannah Parker-Read on 07530 824814.

Burwash CEP School: with an Outstanding OFSTED rating, the head teacher is Debbie Gilbert.  Contact 882440.

Burwash Guides and Brownies: meet in the Burwash Common guide hut.  Contact Beverley Boakes on 883473.

St Phillips Parent and Toddler Group: meet every Thursday 10 – 12pm in the Burwash Common Pavilion.  Contact: Anne Everall on 883247.

Musical Theatre: musical theatre classes from 4 -19 years, Saturdays in Burwash village hall.  Contact: Jane Coleman on 882687 or Jonny Ball on 882946 or email

Explorers, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers: meet at the scout hut, Bear car park.  Contact Mike Clark on 01424 214066.

Burwash CEP School Parents, Teachers and Friends Association: organise social and fund-raising events to support the school.  Contact Sarah Walker on 882585 or Kim Lee on 883118.

Support Groups and local government

British Red Cross Local Services: Red Cross Week, first aid group equipment and wheelchair loans.  Contact 0800 0280 831.

Royal British Legion: the active Burwash Branch supports the Legion in supporting ex-Servicemen.  Contact: Charles Merchant on 882360 or Frank Sanderson on 882345 or Fred Marshall on 884298.

Neighbourhood Watch: contact Steve Mintram on 882444.

Admiral Nurses: helping to support and co-ordinate care for people with dementia and their carers.  Contact Ruth Tomkins on 882938.

Burwash Parish Council: meetings on second Tuesday of the month at 7pm.  Contact Mary Hayes on 882980 (9-5 Mon-Fri) or

Rother District Council: Town Hall, Bexhill on Sea, TN39 3JX.  Contact 01323 787000.

East Sussex County Council: County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewis.  Contact: 0345 6080190.

Village Life

Burwash Bonfire Society: fundraising for and organising the Bonfire Night Firework display, contact Natalie Crabtree at

Burwash Common Pavilion: for bookings, contact Alison Hayes on 882650 or Halina Keep on 882183 or

Burwash Amateur Pantomime Society (BAPS): annual production involving all ages.  Contact Jonny Ball on 882946, Terry Parker on 882813 or David Cowell on 883615.

Burwash Community Internet Café: open Mon, Wed and Fridays 10 – 1pm.  Contact Lesley Elmslie on 883510 or email:

Burwash Village Hall: for bookings contact Peter Angove on 883288 or email:

Burwash Sports Pavilion: for bookings contact Allan Parker-Read on 07807 900276.

Burwash Ladies Group: social events with a wide range of speakers and trips for ladies every second Wednesday at 2.15 in Burwash village hall.  Contact: Margot Sanderson on 882345.

Burwash Community Fund: contact Rod Clifton on 883656 or Halina Keep on 882183 or email:

Burwash Common After Eight Club: meetings monthly, open to all ladies for talks, outings, theatre and dining.  Contact Jan McCartney on 882117.

The Barnsley Foundation: a trust with limited funds to assist the education of local young people.  Contact: Sally Epps on 882301 or Joanne Brown on 882453.

Fairfield Surgery: Open Mon-Fri 8.30 – 6.30pm. (Phone 111 when surgery closed.)  Contact: 882306 (fax 882064).

Patients of Fairfield Surgery Participation Group: involving patients and staff to consider and improve conditions in the practice from a patient's perspective.  Contact Claudette Neville on 883043 or

Friends of Fairfield Surgery: help less mobile people travel to appointments and help deliver prescriptions.  Chairman Frank Smith on 01580 819326, Secretary Angela Copland on 01580 819321.  Requests for transport should be addressed initially to the surgery.

The House Group on the High Street: Bible study and fellowship fortnightly on Tuesdays.  Contact Ian Craston on 882332.

Burwash Save our Fields from Concrete: set up to oppose development of new houses on an area of outstanding natural beauty.  Contact:

For the elderly

Age UK: home from hospital visiting service and a friendly lunch club every fourth Monday of the month at the Bear Inn, Burwash.  Contact Jean Plummer on 883483.

Music & Movement Exercises for the over 60s: every Tuesday 9.45 – 10.45am in the Burwash Sports Hall.  Contact: Isabel Salmond on 882452.

Not So Young club: social events and guest speakers, 3rd Thursday each month in Burwash village hall at 2.15pm.  Contact: Isabel Salmond on 882452.

Burwash Housing Association for the Elderly: providing homes for over 60s in our community.  Contact: Claudette Neville on 883043 or

Mayfield and District University of the 3rd Age (U3A): with a full programme of activities and speakers.  Contact Brian Grimwood on 01892 852128.


Burwash Horticultural Society: thriving branch of the society.  Contact Richard Maude-Roxby on 882243.

Burwash Flower Club: a programme of demonstrations, craft clubs and outings.  Contact: Claudette Neville on 883043 or

Burwash Quilters: for all those with an interest in quilting, meet Monday mornings in the Burwash village hall.  Contact Julie Lewis on 01580 200280.

Mayfield Film Society: Friday evenings from September to May at Mayfield Memorial Hall.  Contact Timothy Cornish on 872165 or email:

Monday Painters: meet to paint on Monday afternoons in Burwash village hall (Oct to Apr) and at various outdoor locations May - Sept.  All ages and abilities welcome.  Contact: Anne Everall on 883247 or Grace Coomes on 860848.


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