Welcome to Burwash Common Pavilion
Building a Happier, Healthier Community
Hall, Licensed Bar, Car Park,
Playground, Exercise Equipment, Field, Goalposts
Rother have offered us a grant towards the Footpath of £22,500 subject to us at least matching this funding and, of course, completing the project.
The Residents Association have offered us a grant towards the Footpath of £1,000 .
This picture is from their calendar - see www.bcwra.com
Many years ago, (pre-Pavilion), a survey of villagers showed that what they most wanted was - a footpath round the playing field.
We believe that now is the time to do it!
Since announcing the project, we have had many messages of support and encouragement, and also advice on anything from materials to fundraising. Thank you, all.
A 1.5m wide (5 ft) tarmac footpath around the perimeter of the fields, flush with the surface.
See below for why we chose tarmac.
Apart from the section near the Pavilion, most of the path will be invisible from here.
At the same time, we want to greatly improve the drainage - increasingly wet summers are restricting use of the whole field
We want to make the fields fully accessible to everyone throughout the year. Wheelchair users, families with buggies, joggers, etc., etc.
The drainage will enable more sports groups, formal and informal to use the East end area.
We have some funds but will be looking for grants, and doing fund raising, with a target for completion September 2022.
The estimated total cost is £70,000
Please send us a message to say why you support (or don't - all views welcomed) this project - this will help us obtain grants.
And look for news on fund-raising or tell us your ideas - by message or on Facebook
The Open Gardens event was hugely enjoyed by everyone, and raised £1100 towards the footpath project. Thanks not only to our generous hosts but to the car parking hosts, the chefs for the cakes, the stewards, servers and all who made it such a good day.
We don't think a fete has gone on for so long - way past our planned closing time: Everyone was having a good time and that's what we most wanted to achieve after the difficult past 18 months.
Along the way, you hepled us raise an amazing £6000 towards the Playing Fields Footpath Project - about 10% of what we need, and 20% of what we think we need to raise on top of grants and existing funds. Thank you!
Barclays Bank plc for sponsoring the Raffle
Coxdown Construction for sponsoring the band
Archway Builders for sponsoring the Inflatables
Heathfield Pet Foods for sponsoring the Dog Show
The Wheel Inn for sponsoring the Bowling
Dale Hill Golf Club for sponsoring the Golf
The Rose & Crown for sponsoring the Spinning Tops
The Old Orchard Cafe for sponsoring the Ladder Game
Jarvis Butchers for sponsoring the Wellie Throwing
Beau Beauty at Chaplins for sponsoring the Hobby Horses
Chaplins Hairdressers for sponsoring the Darts
Chaplin Products for sonsoring the Chimney Sweep Raffle
The Blacksmiths Tea Rooms for sponsoring the Bowls
Heathfield Silver Band
Burwash Common & Weald Residents Association for the BBQ
The After 8s for the Cakes
Our Classic Car Owners
The Cricket Club for Golf and Beat the Goalie
Our wonderful Stall Holders
And, most of all... YOU for coming along!
To those who raised and donated funds - the family of the late Jim Smith, the Century Club, the After 8s, Roger Daltrey who generously provided the stone to match the church Lytch Gate, the members of the Pavilion Committee, the Friends and PCC of St Philip's Church, Burwash Parish Council, and all who contributed in so many different ways.
To those who had the vision and did the planning.
To Stan Goodman who designed it, Mark Edwards who built it, Frogheath Landscaping who assisted, and Clint Edwardson who carved the inscription.
And to the community for their support and encouragement.
It's limited in what you can access (it has parental controls set up) but it's perfect for zoom, emails, etc. if your own connection has been lost. It's called The Pavilion and the password is Thepavilion
Our thanks to the Parish Council for sponsoring this facility.
The hall, with its plain white walls and excellent natural lighting is ideal for you to host a parallel onsite and online meeting, class, etc.. Exercise, art, whatever, you can do it from here. Contact us to book.
We welcome help with serving at the bar and/or keeping things running smoothly by collecting the glasses and restocking the shelves. It's voluntary but a great way to meet new friends and/or obtain work experience.
Go on. You know you want to sit on the mower, pottering round and round, taking in the view, avoiding the family, putting off all the things you meant to do. It's free, stress free and far more relaxing than the even the most expensive cruise.
Hedge cutting, ditch digging, playground cleaning, whatever you want.
They're a friendly bunch. Meetings about 6 times a year are usually enhanced by the bar being open. It can result in hard work if you decide to take on a particular role but the sense of achievement is well worth it.
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The Playing Fields and Pavilion were established after WW2 as a permanent memorial to the men and women of this parish who gave their lives in service of their country. The new Pedestrian Access Gate serves as an additional memorial to those who fell in WW1 and we now want to complete the footpath project to enable the whole community to benefit from the memorial (i.e., the Playing Fields) to those who fell in WW2. As well as making direct donations, you can also help by using Amazon Smile in your dealings with the evil empire. Just click on the link above and all will become clear - we hope! Or search for Burwash Weald & Common in the Amazon Smile search box.
If you choose us as your nominated charity when shopping with Amazon Smile, they will donate 0.5% of your purchase to our Footpath Fund.
Having completed the Memorial Gate project, we and the church are also setting aside funds to ensure that the War Memorial in the churchyard will be kept in good order.
We provide a beautifully set venue (a village hall) for the community and clubs, support groups, exercise classes, receptions, parties, meetings, etc.
We have a licensed bar, a kitchen and fully accessible facilities.
In addition, the Playing Fields are also used by many different sports groups and we welcome enquiries.
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Burwash Common, Etchingham, TN19 7NA, United Kingdom
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