Rushlake Green Village Leaf

Green Shoots - October 2010


Village Players AGM - everyone welcome

The Village Players 2010 Annual General Meeting will be held in the Dunn Village Hall on Thursday 14 October at 8.00pm.Members and Non members are all welcome to come and join us for a complimentary drink from 8.00pm. followed by the meeting. Come and find out more about your thriving Village Amateur Dramatics Society. This year also sees the inaugural Angie Trew Annual Awards, which will be announced and presented at the meeting. By joining the Village Players, even as a non-participant, you will also be able to buy 'members tickets' for all productions. These go on sale before those for non-members (see below).


Next Village Players production:

DEADLY NIGHTCAP - a thriller by Francis Durbridge

Theatre Supper performances on Wednesday 24th November to Saturday 27th November with a special Gala Charity Night on Wednesday 24th. These theatre supper events are always very popular, so booking early is advised. More details to follow but in the meantime make a note of these dates in your diary. Tickets available from Sunday 31st October by telephoning Mrs. Anita Gunn on 01435 873226.

 

The art of watercolour, at the Chantry

Would you like to paint beautiful watercolours? Rushlake Green artist Chris Liddiard is running workshops for both beginners and experienced artists. And he is offering an initial free lesson to see whether you like it. Sessions are at The Chantry in Turners Green on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 10am to 1pm. Give Chris a call on 01435 864271 and he'll tell you more, or visit www.sussexwatercolours.co.uk/workshops

 

It's complicated being green - but we'll get there if it kills us

With the new recycling scheme about to launch, many locals have expressed a bit of concern about the complexity of the two bin system we're all going to have to adapt. So here's our handy reminder.

Green & Blue

Green labelled main bin for Compost - garden waste, cardboard and shredded paper
Blue-handled caddy for Paper - paper suitable for recycling into newsprint

White & Red

White labelled main bin for Landfill - anything that can't be recycled, including food waste
Red-handled caddy for recycling - recyclable plastic bottles, beverage cartons, cans and foil/foil trays

Schedule

The new scheme starts week commencing 18th October, as follows:

18-22 Oct - Green labelled bin (compost) & BLUE caddy (paper)
25-29 Oct - White labelled bin (landfill) & RED caddy (recyclable plastic bottles and metal)
1 - 5 Nov  - Green labelled bin (compost) & BLUE caddy (paper)
8-12 Nov  - White labelled bin (landfill) & RED caddy (recyclable plastic bottles and metal)
15-19 Nov - Green labelled bin (compost) & BLUE caddy (paper)
22-26 Nov - White labelled bin (landfill) & RED caddy (recyclable plastic bottles and metal)
29 Nov
- 3 Dec     - Green labelled bin (compost) & BLUE caddy (paper)
6-10 Dec  - White labelled bin (landfill) & RED caddy (recyclable plastic bottles and metal)
13-17 Dec - Green labelled bin (compost) & BLUE caddy (paper)
(Wealden will issue a new schedule shortly before Christmas)

For more info go to their main page  http://www.wealden.gov.uk/environment_and_transport/Recycling_and_Waste/Bin_Days/Index.aspx or Click Here

Wealden lose their bottle

It is a matter of some annoyance to many people that we will still have to take our glass bottles to local collection points so that the different glass types can be kept separated. Surely it undermines the whole idea of having home collections for other recyclable materials, it we still have to traipse to the local bottle bank to complete the task. So if you're interested in supporting a campaign to get either home collections of glass, or a village bottle bank, email your ideas to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Don't forget to check what's On

Our What's on section is updated all the time so its worth checking it regularly for news of events, local music gigs, open studios and gardens, and anything else that we find out is happening soon. And we cover quite a wide area - anywhere really that's easy to reach from Rushlake Green.

 

Still banging on about bangers

Locally produced sausages, and other products from David and Erica Turton's Bodle Street farm, are available in The Stores on Rushlake Green. This is very good news for all the locals who are already fans of Sussex Farm Sausages (and bacon and chops etc). It's good to see that The Stores is continuing to respond to the demand, identified in our Shop Survey, for more local products.

 

Growing Green Pages

NEW TO GREEN PAGES: Lee Wood, Painter/Decorator and Tiler. See his entry in Arts. Crafts and Trades. Other recent entries include: Athelas Exotic Plant Nursery in our garden and land services section within Green Pages; J.Gardener Window Cleaning & Gardener Property Care - a local firm that offer a comprehensive range of domestic and commercial property care services; Country House Interiors and Lighting Ltd in Punnetts Town (in Art & Crafts & Trades); The Chantry, Turners Green, Middle Lane (in Local Venues); Reflexologist Brigitte Barker MAR (in Health, Fitness and Well-being); The Gallery on Rushlake Green (in Art & Crafts & Trades) We are also planning an equestrian section - any ideas? Contact us with suitable local people or enterprises: email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

You could be our eyes and ears

If you plan to attend a local event, or are involved in a local activity or project, why not give us a report. All we need from you is a short email with, where appropriate, a few good pictures attached. If you think you can help, please let us know in advance so that we can be ready for your contribution. Contact Nigel McKeeman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

A - W (we don't have a Z yet) of what's inside

(or coming soon)

Accommodation . Artists . Bacon . Bed & Breakfast . Beef . Bonfire societies . Brass band . Brochures . Butchers . Carpentry . Catering . Cranes . Counselling . Country walks . Dairy . Drama. Eggs . Electrical . Farm shops . Farmers Markets . Farms stays . Fencing . Folk Club . Free range eggs . Fruit . Galleries . Game . Gardeners . Garden machinery . Ground works . Homemade cakes . Holiday cottages . Horticultural society . Heavy lifting . Information . IT . Joinery . Kelly bronze turkeys . Lamb . Locally grown vegetables . Massage . Musicians . Newspapers . Nurseries . Open Studios . Organic produce . Pet food . Pies . Places to visit . Ponds & lakes . Pork . Post Office . Print design . Pubs . Recovery . Reflexology . Removals . Restaurants . Retreats . Sausages . Shiatsu . Short breaks . Solstice Morris . Stationary . Storage . Therapists . Timber . Transport . Tractors . Trees and shrubs . Tree surgeons . Tyres . Venues . Village Stores . Village halls . Water work . Wealth management . Web design . Wheelwright . WI . Wine and spirits

. . . taking in Rushlake Green, Warbleton, Bodle street Cowbeech, Horam, Punnetts Town, Three Cups, Turners Green and Vines Cross