Burwash Common and Weald Residents Association

Text Box: August 2019
Last month I told you the sorry story of the stolen post-box.  Well, it seems that persistence pays off.  Having prevaricated for the best part of twenty months, I had a letter from the Royal Mail Group the other day confirming that they will be replacing this post-box in its position in the lay-by on the Stonegate road.  However, don’t rush down there with your letters just yet as it seems it may take 16-20 weeks for the work to be completed as – despite the fact that there has been a post-box on this site – permissions have to be re-sought from the landowner and other authorities for the erection of the new post-box.  Never mind, we have waited this long so we can put up with a few more weeks I suppose.  The new post-box should be in place in time for us all to put out Christmas cards in it.

We are still waiting to hear from East Sussex County Council Highways when the A265 through our area is going to be re-surfaced.  I will let BCWRA members know as soon as I hear.

The BCWRA has been asked if it wants to be represented on the working group that is being set up by the parish council to take forward the development and implementation of the parish’s traffic management strategy.  We will take up this kind offer so that we can press for appropriate action on the traffic-related issues that were identified by the residents of Burwash Common and Burwash Weald in our traffic survey earlier this year.  I will let you know how this goes.

I was sorry to hear that Jane Clarke, the clerk to Burwash parish council is leaving.  The Residents’ Association officers have had a very good relationship with Jane, and we wish her well for the future.  We look forward to equally constructive dealings with her successor, once appointed.

Membership of the RA is open to all who live in either Burwash Common or Burwash Weald.  It costs a very modest £5 per household per year and you can pay by cash, cheque, standing order or e-banking.  Subscriptions are used to take forward projects which benefit our local community and to support local charities nominated by members.  It is NOT necessary to participate actively in any of the work undertaken by the RA (although volunteers are always welcomed of course)!  If you are not yet a member and would like to join the 80+ households that are, please contact me, Lindsay Green – Secretary (07775 862846), Jackie Bird – Chair (01435 883660) or Peter Toll – Treasurer (01435 883433).  Any of us will happily relieve you of a fiver!

We host four general meetings each year.  You do not have to be a member of the RA to attend our general meetings.  They provide an opportunity for the RA committee to update all residents who attend on progress with on-going issues and for any resident to raise issues of concern to them so that the committee can deal with them or take them up with the Parish Council or other appropriate body as required.  Our next general meeting takes place on Wednesday 18 September 2019 at ‘The Wheel’ inn, Burwash Weald, starting at 7:30 pm.

Check out our web site at www.bcwra.com.  If you have any items of local interest that you would like us to post, please let any member of the committee know.  If you wish to e-mail us about any matter, then please note that our e-mail address is bcwra2017@gmail.com.