Rushlake Green Village Leaf

Green Shoots Sept 2014

Village Life continues (as do, for a while, the road works)

It's time to get back to our focus on village life. We'll continue to provide the latest roadworks news, but we'll also give you the latest about what's going on locally. And the full information about roadworks related matters can still be found on a special page (see below).

Road works for period from Tuesday 9th September

Below is our latest road works map, based on information from MST Recycling, the road reconstruction subcontractors.
For the most recent more detailed maps from MST please go to 'Best Rushlake Green guide to road re-cycling'. You can also still see previous material published earier in our Roadworks Special Edition.

Latest information from MST re-cycling, as of pm Tues 9th Sept, indicates that the main activity through to the weekend will be on the stretch leading up to Cowbeech.

Work is fully underway from just before Clippenham Farm corner to just outside Cowbeech and will continue until the end of this week. Small amount of work on the south approach to Cowbeech. Preparation work also beginning soon South of Cowbeech. No work within Cowbeech as yet but things there may get very congested at times.

Blue indicates sections where the re-cycling is complete. However there may still be some work continuing in these stretches. Orange indicates the area that will be re-cycled from Tues 9th September.
Purple indicates areas where MST is preparing the road for re-cycling.

Please liaise with the gateman on site if you have any questions. Head gateman is Derrick (07756 576956)"





The Cuckmere Bus company has been working with the contractors to ensure that the 195 service to Eastbourne on Wednesdays is able to operate. Many buses, including school buses, have been allowed through the work area between Rushlake Green and Cowbeech. However we have no confirmation that the weds bus to and from Eastbourned will be picking up or dropping off in that stretch. Normal collections will be made from Rushlake Green and Cowbeech, as last week.


Art on the Green (and from beyond)

The 'Art of the Green' event, part of the Hailsham Arts Festival, takes place in the Dunn Village Hall, Rushlake Green, on 13th and 14th September. There will also be a preview from 7.00pm to 9.00pm on Friday 12th September. This immensely popular exhibition presents an array of original work from artists and craftspeople from our local area and as far afield as Lewes. We have been reliably informed that this year’s exhibition also features some surprise entries by members of the MST Recycling team.

For more details click Art on the Green, Rushlake Green.


As always the exhibition will be admirably curated by local artist and inspirationalist Chris Liddiard (above R)
We have been assured that on all days, there will be no problem accessing the exhibition from any destination.

Arts and Culture

The Hailsham Arts and Culture Festival continues to go from strength to strength. In this year's rich and diverse programme (10th - 21st Sept) not only do they have a huge range of main Festival Events, there are also lots of Fringe Events and an Art Trail of which our own local Art on the Green is a part. This includes a special film event on 17t Oct at the Pavilion, and music events at venues such as Chapter 12 wine bar.

The festival kicks off on the 10th with the opening of 6 venues on the Art Trail. The Festival Radio, starting on 11th broadcasting in and around Hailsham, will give up to date news about all of the events, along with a line up of radio entertainment.

For full programme of events and booking details, visit the festival website: Click Hailsham festival of Arts and Culture.

For women who mean business

The SWIFT project, funded by the Government Equalities Office and run in partnership with ESCC and local charity Sound Architect, is providing a programme of training sessions for women in rural areas who want to start up a business or grow an existing one.  Starting on 1st October 2014 at venues in both Crowborough and Robertsbridge, the programme focuses on digital skills and business/personal training. Katy Thomas, Economic Development Manager says: “Better digital connectivity is essential to enable the county to be competitive in a 24 hour global economy.” The part time courses include: creating a business plan, marketing, managing cash flow, time management, presentation skills,  IT, social media, web/graphic design and e-commerce. Sessions are completely free and no qualifications or experience are required to join the programme, “just a desire to learn, develop, and improve your digital and business skills in an environment that supports women’s specific needs”. The deadline for applications is 22nd September so people are advised to apply asap. For further information call 01273 337377 or email Ruth Maddison at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Mountains of Molehills

New to our Green Pages section this month, but no stranger to many around the green, is Master Molecatcher. Graham offers a reliable and thorough solution to pesky infiltration. You'll find Graham, along with many other useful local contacts, in Garden and Land Services, in Green Pages.


Further tales of Woody, Billy, Charlie, Sidney, Bobbin and Clucker

“. . . 16th July. A beautiful morning. Bill’s wife here very early.  She seems to do that and then disappear until late afternoon when she will eat & bathe . . .”

Catch up with the latest events at 3 BySchool. Click Birdlife July 2014 to read denise's unique birdlife diary for July. (She's promised she will eventually catch up)