Burwash news
Burwash news

Tree festival: It has been a busy weekend here in Burwash. The St Bartholomew’s Chrisrmas tree festival was held on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. This attracted lots of visitors and was as always a delightful event. A lot of thought had gone into the decorations for the trees by the different groups and societies and was a fantastic sight. Well done to all who had input and to those who organised the event. It was well worth a visit.

Bazaar: On Saturday afternoon the Catholic Church held one of their popular Chistmas bazaars. This annual event is always well attended and the items for sale well worth looking through. Well done to the organisers on another great event.

Bingo: The Charity Christmas bingo was held on Sunday afternoon and was a great fun event. The organisers are so grateful to all the generous people who donated some of the wonderful prizes which includes four hampers. bottles of wine, boxes and tubs of chocolates, home made Christmas and Dundee cakes, gift sets and so much more. There was a good turn out which helped to raise £270 after expenses for the Christmas day lunch for those on their own. Grateful thanks to all those that came and especially those who helped, was truly a fabulous afternoon.

Quiz: Tonight is Christmas Quiz night at the Pavilion in Burwash Common. The fun begins at 8pm and you can enter a team of six players at £2 per person. All the entry money is returned as prizes and the licenced bar will be open. To enter a team or find out more call Karol Richardson on 01435 883318.

Music: Tomorrow why not visit Bateman’s and listen to the beautiful music played by the Heathfield Silver Band. They will be playing from 2pm until 4pm.A great way to get into the Christmas spirit. Normal admission fees apply.

Orchestra: Are you a musician, grade 5+? Then why not join like minded people and help to form The Burwash Chamber Orchestra - to have fun and play occasional concerts. If you would like to join them or to learn more about it, email jackgh01@cloud.com sounds like a whole lot of fun for the musically minded.

Wanted: The !st Burwash & Etchingham scout group are looking for enthusiastic parents to help run a Beaver colony of 5 to 7 year olds. They have a thriving Scout nad cub pack which parents already help to run along side the support of district and county, so it would be good to get the Beavers up and running again. If you are interested or wish to know more please call Keith LLoyd 8832264

Bowls: The Burwash short Mat bowls Club continue playing in the Wealden League division one. In Their latest they played away to Five Ashes where they won two drew one and lost one picking up five league points. Their next game was away to Ringmer Tortoises where they won three and lost one picking up another six points. They will next play on Thursday away to Chiddingly. The club are busy organising their annual Christmas lunch to which they have invited members who have left the club for one reason or another. The club is celebrating it’s 25th birthday and are hoping that many will come and join them. If you were a member and haven’t received an invite it may be that we don’t know where to send it. Do contact the secretary Mary Taylor 01435 882107 if you would like to join us. The meal is on the 18th December at the Bear and is £15 per person.

Cards: The boxes have been put out for you to use the brownie Christmas card delivery service. Please put the card and money, 20p per card into the box. The boxes will be collected for sorting on Friday 16th December.

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