Burwash Common and Weald Residents Association

Text Box: October 2019
It is nearly time for our annual Las Vegas Night.  This gambling extravaganza (in aid of local charities) takes place on Saturday, 12 October at the Pavilion, Burwash Common, starting at 7:15 pm.  The entry price of £8.50 (£7.50 for BCWRA members) buys you £100 worth of plastic chips.  Use these to gamble on the roulette table, blackjack, poker and craps (dice).  There are cash prizes for the four people who make the most money (in chips) during the evening.  If you don’t know how to play these games, don’t worry – you won’t be alone and plenty of help and advice will be on hand.   Las Vegas Night is a lot of fun and is very popular, so get your tickets early from me or any other member of the BCWRA committee (see our web site for names and contact details) as numbers are limited.  Oh, and, of course, the bar will be open for the event.

Did you enjoy the fete on 7 September?  The weather was kind to us this year, apart from one short shower.  As usual, the BCWRA ran the BBQ and I am happy to say that we made a profit of around £330.  This money will be donated to the Playing Fields Committee to help maintain the Pavilion and the playing fields.  Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the event a success.

About three years ago, British Telecom attempted to remove all the public telephone boxes in the parish of Burwash (and more widely within Rother district).  The advent of cheap and widely available mobile phones means that callboxes are used much less than they were years ago.  However, having said that, there are some local ‘dead spots’ which mobile phone signals do not reach.  One of these is down by ‘The Wheel’ inn.  The Residents’ Association therefore objected to the closure of the public callbox at ‘The Wheel’ and this objection was successful.  It seems that BT is now returning to the charge with a proposal to close this, and other, callboxes which were retained last time.  As far as I know, BT has not done anything to improve the mobile phone coverage which might help eliminate the need for the callbox, so the parish council has objected to this proposed closure.  The BCWRA strongly supports the action taken by the parish council.

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 nearly 90 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!