Rushlake Green Village Leaf

Little Green Shoots - mid September


Hailsham Arts festival

The popular local Arts event finishes on Sunday 16th Sept 2012 (Click here for full programme). Here are a couple of local events worth catching . . .

Art at the Chantry

Four local artists are taking part in a show this weekend at The Chantry. The exhibition is on Saturday September 15th and Sunday September 16th from 10am to 4pm each day. The Chantry is a beautifully restored chapel in Middle Lane, Turners Green. Middle Lane runs between Rushlake Green and Three Cups.

Chris Liddiard paints watercolours inspired by the fields around the village of Rushlake Green.

Karen Holbrook silver makes silver jewellery and very original garden sculpture.

Min Cooper, a former Fleet Street cartoonist and illustrator, creates beautiful prints

Debbie Bowler paints coastal scenes, beaches and seascapes, and art on reclaimed driftwood.


Woolcraft with Wensleydale join Hailsham Art Trail

Julia Desch tells us that, if you want to have a look round, the studio is open on the 15th and 16th. Pop in and say hello. They are open from 12-6pm. Woolcraft with Wensleydale is at Causeway Farm Barn, Bodle Street Green BN27 4UA. For more info click here


Gardening genius

It is generally agreed that this has been a pretty wierd year for gardeners. But here to bring wisdom and sanity in the midst of chaos is Ross Ateby with his September Gardening Diary. Click here to read more . . .


Post Script

The prognosis appears to be that there is no possibility of any form of permanent post office returning to Rushlake Green. It transpires that Post Office Ltd recently changed the minimum level of business required for a 'post office local', and that Rushlake Green falls far short of this. If this pattern is being mirrored across the Country it would appear that the Post Office's somewhat draconian 'network transformation programme' will result in the loss of permament post office facilities in scores of small communities such as ours. Rushlake Green is likely to be offered a 'visiting' post office facility operated by a neigbouring Post Office so the main effort now go into ensuring that this facility is at least kept within the shop - which is after all a hub of the village community.


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