Festive evening: A big thank you to everyone involved with the Burwash festive evening last week. The whole event was superb. The Bear hosted the stalls and was packed at one point. The children especially loved the reindeer and Santa’s grotto. The Drummers were again very good and could be heard for some distance from the village. All in all a very happy and enjoyable occasion.

Christmas trees: The St Bartholomew’s Christmas tree festival was also a wonderful event. The church looked magical with so many beautifully decorated trees. Many of the villages’ groups and societies had chosen to decorate a tree in the hope of advertising their club etc. Well done to all who took part and especially the organisers. The whole weekend was topped off with a delightful carol service.

Coffee: The village hall held a very enjoyable coffee morning last week. Love gifts, books CDs and bric a brac, Beautiful cards and wrapping paper by pheonix cards. Delicious home made cakes to buy or sample with a coffee. The big raffle was drawn during the event, tickets had been sold throughout the Autumn. Well done to Linda who one the first two prizes and has donated half the first prize back to the hall. With the raffle we made almost £500. Thank you to everyone for their support.

Quuiz: Tonight is quiz night at the Pavilion in Burwash Common. Teams of six are invited to go along and join in the fun. Entry money is given back as prize money. The licenced bar will be open. To find out more call Halina Keep on 01435 882183.

Bingo: Tomorrow afternoon the annual Charity christmas bingo will be held. It is open to people of all ages and is always great fun. It is being held in Burwash village hall from 2.30. the doors will open at 2pm. Entry is free with a book of twelve games costing £1. Flyers and a raffle will also be available. Lots of seasonal prizes including home made Christmas and Dundee cakes, chocolates, bottles, hampers and more. Proceeds to the Christmas Day lunch for those who will be on hteir own.

Cards: The boxes are in place for the Brownie christmas card delivery service. Once again they will be out and about delivering to your homes. They will be on foot so only the very local Burwash area will be done. If in doubt please call mary on 01435 882107. Please address the envelopes clearly and make sure only Burwash cards are in the boxes. Money and cards can be put into the boxes together. It costs 15p per card. Last popt will be Friday 20th December at 4pm.

Walk: The final Parish footpath walk of the year will take place on Monday morning, leaving the Bear car park at 9am. Roger cloke will be your guide and will lead you over the network of public footpaths around the area. If you wish to join him just turn up. The walks are usually over by lunch time.

Dinner: Also on Monday the members and guests of the Not So Young club will be sitting down to enjoy their annual Christmas dinner at the Bear. This is always a delightful event and much enjoyed by all who go along.

On Wednesday the annual Get together lunch will be held. This too is held at the Bear but is run by volunteers who help with the prepping of the vegetables and then serve it after the staff have cooked it. Over one hundred senior citizens are invited to this event which is funded by fund raising and a raffle on the day.

Bowls: The Burwash shortmat Bowls club have played two matches in the Wealden league. They had an away game against Chiddingly which was great fun but they lost 1-3. Then they had a home fixture against Herstmonceux which again was fun and saw a 2-2 draw. This only gave Burwash 6 league points in the division two table. They have one more league match against Horam Gunners which was played last night. They also have a friendly game booked at home to Hurst Green on Thursday.

Mary Taylor

Holton Cottages