Burwash village voice

A fun bridge afternoon is being held today, Friday, from 12.30pm. at the Pavilion in Burwash Common. Players of all levels of experience are invited to go along, with or without partners. Entrance is £10 and includes lunch tea/coffee. Cold drinks will be available from the bar. Play begins at 2pm. Call Anne Gray on 01435 882442 for more information. All proceeds will go to The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The monthly Parish footpath walk will take place on monday morning, leaving the Bear at 9am. Everyone is welcome to join in, to help keep the public footpaths around out three villages open and in good use. dogs are welcome provided they are kept under control, especially around livestock. Walks usually end in time for lunch.

The Burwash Brownies and Guides are holding a coffee evening on Monday from 6.30pm to 8pm in their guide hut in vicarage Road Burwash Common. There will be a raffle and tombola and you are all invited to go along.

The Burwash Branch of The Royal British Legion are holding a meeting on Monday evening at 8pm in the rose & Crown. All members are invited to go along. You don’t have to have served in the armed forces to belong to the British Legion. You can find out more on the Burwash website under Legion Page.

Burwash Horticultural Society invites you the village hall on Thursday at 2pm for 2.30pm for a special talk on How to Successfully Show Flowers, Fruit & Vegetables. Denis Vickers & Colin Coulson, two of the show judges will be the guest speakers. Entrance is £1.50 for members, £2.50 for non-members. There will be a raffle and tea & Biscuits. Everyone welcome.

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Spring supper which will be held on 26 May in the village hall from 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 each and include a two course buffet and musical entertainment. Guests are invited to bring their own drink & glasses. Tickets are available from The Burwash Newsagents or from Shirley Viney on 01435 882497.

The Burwash stoolball club are just beginning the summer season of outdoor league & friendly matches, after another very successful winter playing indoors at Claverham School in Battle, when they again came top of the league table. Well done ladies, lets hope the weather enables you to have an equally successful summer. Some of the ladies also play in the Hailsham mixed league on thursday evenings for Burwash Common. You would be very welcome to go along and support their games.

Plans for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations are well under way for the whole Parish to take part in and enjoy. It is good to see that all three villages have come together for the weekend of Church services, parties, dances, sport and fairs. All children under 14 on 5th June will be presented with a mug. If you have an eligible child and you live in the parish, you should contact Jon jenner on 01435 882045 and quoting Diamond jubilee Mugs. Leaflets are being dropped through all letter boxes telling of times and activities. The committee is looking for someone to organise teas on Sunday/Monday. Call Steve Mintram if you can help. Talking of the celebrations, have you seen the lovely display in the window of a house in the High street. Patriotic with flags and commemorative items but also this from years gone by.. Obviously a lot of thought has gone into it. Do take time to have a look.

Mary Taylor, Holton Cottages