Rushlake Green Village Leaf

Green Shoots March 2011


Green Shoots - April 2011 + Late extras


This weekend - Help Heat the Hall

A 'candle lit' wine and cheese evening, in the Dunn Village Hall, on Saturday 16th April 2011. With music from the popular local duo Richard and Ron. Tickets are limited and can be purchased from The Stores. Proceeds will help raise funds for Dunn Hall heating costs.

A Heffle good show

The historic 'Heffle' Cuckoo Fair will return to Goward Hall, Cade Street Recreation Ground on April 16th. Dame Heffle will arrive and re enact the ancient tradition of releasing the Cuckoo and declaring Spring has arrived in our area. Loads to do for all ages. The fair runs from around 11.00 to 4.00pm, and there are more things organised for the evening. Loads of fun for all ages. For more details CLICK HERE



Open Season

There will be 'Open Gardens' day, featuring seven gardens, in Old Heathfield and Cade Street on the afternoon of 15th May. To read more CLICK HERE


What will you be doing on Friday 29th April?

If you're organising (or know about) something which coincides with the royal event, than please let us know and if we get enough ideas we'll make a special section in What's On.


Local election - and a referendum!

You should have recieved some information from the Council about the Wealden District Council election, and the AV referendum, that take place on 5th May. For the Heathfield East ward, which includes Warbleton and Rushlake Green, Punnetts Town, Old Heathfield and parts of Swife Lane, Broad Oak, Burwash Road, Dallington and Bodle Street, there are two candidates standing for District Councillor:
Robert Bowdler
(independent) of Punnetts Town and
Nigel McKeeman
(conservative) of Rushlake Green.

Nigel McKeeman is responsible for the content and the editing of this website, and clearly has a personal interest in the elections. For this reason, other than the basic information above, and some further information about polling offices, we shall not be commenting on this election or using these pages to promote any candidate.


Pictures at an exhibition

Rushlake Green artist Chris Liddiard is taking part in the Spring exhibition at Gallery North in Hailsham. Chris is showing his landscapes and children's book illustrations. The exhibition runs until 21 May.


Area of Outstanding Natural Ugliness?

Many local residents of Rushlake Green are concerned about the ugly 'pumping station' that has been installed at the southern end of the village. We understand that the contractors are applying for retrospective planning permission for some elements of the installation, which varied form the specification originally submitted. But the ongoing issue is the general unsightliness of the construction, the woefully inadequate attempts at masking the 'box' with trees and the obtrusiveness of the concrete platforms.



The much anticipated prouction of OKLAHOMA! by the Village Players takes place in the Dunn Village Hall from Weds 18th to Saturday 21st May. Tickets for members go on sale on Sat 30th April whilst non-members can buy tickets from 3rd May. There will be the usual scrum for tickets so remember to book early. To read more CLICK HERE


Visit Wisley

On 11th June, the Warbleton and District Horticultural and Poultry Society is organising a coach trip from Rushlake Green to see the RHS gardens at Wisley. For details contact Margaret McCarthy on 01435 830560.



Outstanding art

Curator Chris Liddiard was thrilled by the response to the ART on the Green exhibition. Nearly 100 works of art and craft lined the Dunn Village Hall as the show took place from Saturday 19th March to Sunday 20th. The show was extremely well attended on both days and 20% of all proceeds were donated to the Village Hall Fund.


Lots on in What' s On

Latest news of what's on locally in April: click here

The Stores springs into life

Rushlake Green's village shop is looking a whole lot better, with the full range of products now much easier to find, and a new more confident atmosphere altogether. And rumour has it that the coffee machine will soon be installed. Ciao.


Get up, get out, get gardening

It's all happening in the garden - or should be! - Help is at hand in Ross Atebey's gardeners diary. Just click here


Post Office - How can we keep it open?

A local post office is a vital lifeline for many small rural communities and particularly the older residents within them. The Postal Services Bill, currently going through Parliament, could threaten the Rushlake Green village Post Office and others like it. To read more click here.


Local Government - How does it work?

For a LOOSE-LEAF GUIDE' giving an introduction to the basics of local government - including a map of our own Heathfield East ward, and some useful links. click here


Green Pages

Most recent: Tottingworth Farm Shop in Local Products and Produce; Trumpety Trump in our new Kids Stuff section, Freedom Leisure, in Health and Fitness. Other recent entries include: Patricia Petri-Clark De-cluttering and Home Organising service, Lee Wood, Painter/Decorator and Tiler. See his entry in Trades; 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); The Chantry, Turners Green, Middle Lane (in Local Venues); Reflexologist Brigitte Barker MAR (in Health, Fitness and Well-being); We are (still!) 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


What do you want to know?

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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