Rushlake Green Village Leaf

Green Shoots August 2013

Coming up soon

Sun 18th August - Sponsored walk for Heathfield swimming pool project
Sat 24th August - New Street Market, Vicarage Field, Hailsham town centre
Sun 25th August - Sunday Music Festival, the Horse and Groom


Through the glass darkly

Some local residents have expressed concerns that the refuse teams, when collecting recycling materials, have sometimes been seen tipping the glass in with the rest of the recycled materials - undoing all the good work in separating the bottles out in the first place. We have made enquiries and the situation seems to be as follows: Most of the recycling trucks have a seperate box for glass. However if this becomes full, the operatives are instructed to put the glass in with the other recycling materials as the glass can be separated out at the processing plant. Because the glass collections area new thing, many residents have been putting out their backlog of glass which means that glass overloading has been occuring. There are also some residents that have not had recycling or garden waste collections.

It is now clear that for Kier, the contractors for Wealden's new refuse and re-cycling scheme, the past few weeks have proved rather more challenging than expected as their crews get used to the new collection patterns. As a result, some collections have been disrupted. They have given Wealden reassurances that extra resources have been put into getting everythinbg back on track ASAP.

The best source of information and advice about refuse problems is the Wealden new pages.

Follow the links from the Wealden front page to 'New Re-cycling Services', or try this link: This page also shows you how to report a missed collection online. This is the best way to report a problem as the phone lines can get very busy.

Sponsored walk creates a Splash

The fundraising committee for the 'Swimming Pool for Heathfield' campaign are organising a sponsored walk to raise funds for the project. The site, next door to the Community College has been secured, and planning permission has been granted. Heathfield has also been shortlisted for one of the relocatable pools from the 2012 London Olympics.

So now the race is on to raise the funds needed to build the new pool and leisure facilities. The sponsored walk, on Sunday 18th August, will start at the Heathfield Community Hall in Sheepsetting lane and finish at the site of the new pool beside the Community College in Cade Street, Old Heathfield - where there will be a barbecue. If you want to take part, sponsorship forms are available from Trading for You and other places in Heathfield.

Local resident Lucy (above, seen training for the event) is doing the sponsored walk. If you'd like to help the 'Swimming Pool for Heathfield' project by sponsoring Lucy, please email Lucy c/o This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Saturday 17th August.


Parish Website re-launched

The Parish Council website has been given a makeover and as a result now not only look fabulous but also has a lot more information about Parish Council matters, the planning process, local facilities and much more.

The Parish Council are very keen to spread the word and encourage more people to visit the new site, so please pass on the link below and encourage its inclusion on other local community websites.
Click: to visit the Parish website


Garden diary
From Ross Atteby, our latest Gardening Diary . . .  CLICK HERE


Green Art
The call has gone out for amateur and professional artists, photographers and craftmakers living in Rushlake Green and the surrounding areas to submit one or two pieces of work for an open exhibition in the Dunn Village Hall on Saturday 14th September. As well as paintings, photographs and craft items, 3-dimensional work, sculpture and pottery will also be accepted. Entry froms from The Stores. It's part of the Hailsham Arts and Culture festival Art Trail.


Hailsham Festival - its going to be big

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the Hailsham Festival of Arts and Culture, which runs from 7th to 15th September. For more details on what's happening and how to sign up:





Previously on the Green . . .

Flower Show blossoms, despite a brief shower




Rain doesn't stop play
". . . It rain'd down fortune showering on your head;
and such a flood of greatness fell on you . . . "

The Village Players scored another huge success with their production of the Merry Wives of Windsor on the green. On the green and in the hall as it turned out. Having successfully completed two performances in the open air - despite gatherimg storm clouds - the players took the timely decision to move the play to the village hall (they were prepared) to avoid the downpour on Saturday night - where the performance reportedly went down a storm(!)

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