Rushlake Green Village Leaf

Green Shoots - May

Some current topics of conversation

- What's On around the Green
- Open Garden - Stone House
- Music for a May Evening
- Local contacts for Mains Sewerage Connection work

'WHAT'S ON' around the Green

We're pleased to launch our 'what's on' page within the 'Local Interest' section of this website. (Click here, to go there now) The aim is simple. To provide up to date, accurate information about stuff taking place locally. This can be any event or activity that you think is relevant and accessible to local people. We won't be including regular dates for local groups and societies, nor will we include events that are not open to the public. We plan to take a pretty flexible view on what we do include. By 'local' we mean anything which is happening resonably close at hand and which local people might find interesting or useful. So we can certainly include events in all the local areas from Bodle Street Green, Dallington, Turners Green and Punnetts Town, to Chapmans Town, Horam and Cowbeech. And certainly if any local group or individual is involved in something further afield - such as a Wild Service gig in Bexhill or a Chris Liddiard painting exhibition in Lewes - we would welcome details so that we can encourage locals to go and support them. The 'What's on' section is designed to continually evolve as we hear about new events, so we need your help to ensure that it is both comprehensive and accurate. If you know of an item we should add, or notice a correction we need to make, please email us at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Amongst the events included, you will find the following:



Wednesday 19th May - 11.00am to 4.00pm
The garden at Stone House will be open in aid of the Friends of the Home Physiotherapy Service – Sussex. Adults £4 (children free) There will also be home-made refreshments and a plant stall. This is an annual favorite amongst locals as it provides a glimpse into the superb flower and vegetable gardens of Stone House. Old-fashioned roses lead to a grand semi-circular lime walk encircling falling pools. Beside the croquet lawn the magnificent mixed border provides a fitting foreground to the part-Tudor house. But for many, the most fascinating section of the garden is the Potager, in the old walled garden, supplying fresh produce the innovative cuisine in the hotel dining room. The herb and vegetable garden has been the subject of Rick Stein’s Food Heroes programme on BBC2 and will be an inspiration for any keen vegetable and fruit gardener. What's more, Jane Dunn will take a limited group around the vegetable and herb gardens from 4.00 to 5.00 (additional £10 per person) – to reserve a place phone Jill Davies on 01580 860386. More information at



Saturday 22nd May 7.30pm - at Warbleton Parish Church

The Aanna Colls Singers, from Counterpoint Arts, David Force – organ and piano, Anna Liza Rogers – violin
The Aanna Colls Singers
are all pupils of Anna who, as a mezzo herself, has had a distinguished solo singing career both in the UK and overseas. The music includes pieces by Bach, Fauré, Holst, Elgar and Tippett. This concert is in support of Burrswood Hospital, Tunbridge Wells and St Mathew's School, Cyangugu, Rwanda.
In the Rwandan town of Cyangugu,
between April 7th and July 4th 1994, 100,000 men, women and children of the minority ethnic group, the Tutsis, were killed. In Rwanda, which joined the Commonwealth in March 2010, English is now the second language of nstead of French. St Matthews Nursery School was started in 1999 for genocide orphans aged 4 to 6. The school has continued to develop, and now supports these as they progress through the primary stages. However currently on finishing Primary 6, if their marks are good enough, students need to go 200 miles to the capital Kigali, where there are Anglophone boarding schools. So now, a secondary school is being developed, on the same hill as the Primary, where the teaching will also be in English.
Burrswood Hospital in Groombridge
near Tunbridge Wells provides a unique brand of medical care from doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, counsellors and chaplains (as required).  As a charity, they run a bursary fund for patients of limited financial means and over the long term, their dream is to be able to fund all patients’ stays. Burrswood offers a wide variety of care including post operative care for those leaving hospital following surgery, respite care for those who can’t look after themselves, rehabilitation for those who have suffered a stroke as well as end of life care.  People of any faith or none are warmly welcomed.
Tickets: Alice Bates at Burrswood Hospital on 01892 865982 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



The number of houses and buildings connected to the mains system is growing steadily. However many people are still at the stage of getting estimates for the work. We'd like to build a list of the contractors whom local people have been using for estimates, and for undertaking the work, as it is useful to obtain more than one costing and to get a second opinion on the work involved. Here's a list of the contractors and specialists we have heard about so far, all of whom are actively involved in making sewerage connections around Rushlake Green. If you know of others, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we'll add them to the list.

Anton Daw
Contact: 01323 833064 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (see also in Garden and Land services)

Jason Fieldwick, Sackville Plant Hire
Contact: 01435 830540 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Chris Poole
Contact: 07825908138 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it