Rushlake Green Village Leaf

Green Shoots archive February 2012

Our community website for Rushlake Green, the Parish of Warbleton and the surrounding areas of East Sussex.

Green Shoots - February 2012

This month we have something of an Arty Theme . . .

Artists in Residence

We're putting together a section devoted to local visual artists - oil, watercolour, charcoal, mixed media, digital media, sculpture, installation, conceptual - whatever. A handful of talented artists have already responded, with more joining them soon. CLICK HERE to have a preview.


Watercolours - an exhibition and chance to have a go

Come and view a small exhibition of watercolours of Rushlake Green and the surrounding countryside by local artist, Chris Liddiard. Look at the pictures and have a go at painting one yourself. You might even be offered a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

On Sunday 12th February, from 12 midday until 4pm at the Dunn Village Hall, Rushlake Green, Chris lives and works in Rushlake Green and paints the village and the surrounding fields in soft, sketchy watercolours. He also runs watercolour workshops, and sometimes gives one-to-one lessons.
Chris Liddiard, 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 01435 864271. Ed's note: You can also see some of Chris's paintings, for sale, in the Village Stores.


The Iron Lady comes to Hailsham

Support your local traditional cinema. Throughout early February, the Hailsham Pavilion is showing 'The Iron Lady', Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, starring Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent. This will be closely followed by 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' (one night only) and 'War Horse'. For further details, and information see the Pavilion entry in our what's on section - just  CLICK HERE




Around the World in poetry and music

To find out about what promises to be an enchanting evening's entertainment in the Dunn Village Hall on Sat 25th February, courtesy of the Village Players, go to our What's On page - just CLICK HERE

Housing plans - public consultation

Wealden’s Strategic Sites Development Plan Document public consultation began 16th Jan and runs until 24th Feb 2012. This is another chance to have your say about the plans for housing development in Heathfield, over the next 18 years - but this time about the detail of how and where.

The Strategic Sites Development Plan Document is the second major planning policy document within our District Council's Local development Framework (LDF) and will set out in detail how the Strategic Development Areas proposed in the Core Strategy (the first major planning policy document within the LDF) should be developed. This document presents a range of options in relation to the 12 identified strategic development areas set out in the Core Strategy. (This includes an area of land North West of Heathfield). The Consultation Paper presents information and facts about the sites being considered and the possible options as to how Wealden's Strategic Sites may be developed. The Issues and Options paper will be subject to public consultation for a period of six weeks from Monday 16th January to Friday 24th February 2012. The easiest way to view the Strategic Sites Issues and Options Consultation Paper (in HTML or pdf format), and answer the accompanying questionnaire, is online at, (follow the links to the 'Strategic Sites Issues and Options Consultation 2012'). Copies of the document will be on view at local libraries including Heathfield and Hailsham. There will also be exhibitions: The Council Offices, Pine Grove, Crowborough, on Saturday 4 February, from 10am-1pm.; At Diplocks Community Hall, Hailsham, on Saturday 4 February,  from 10am-1pm; At the Polegate Community Centre, 54 Windsor Way, Polegate, on Saturday 11 February, from 10am-1pm.; The  Ashdown Room, Uckfield Civic Centre on Saturday 11 February, from 10am-1pm; A further exhibition has being arranged by Hailsham Town Council at its offices in Market Street, Hailsham  on Tuesday 7 February; 11am-1pm  and 5pm-7pm.

Editors note: If you don't have time to find the relevant page on Wealden's site, here's a quick link - just CLICK HERE and then look under 'View and download the Consultation Documents'.



Our latest gardening diary

CLICK HERE for Ross's topical tips for February. And if you missed our January Gardening Diary you can still refer to it by clicking HERE.

Warhol is still there

'Warhol Is Here', continues at Del La Warr until Feb. Explore the work of Andy Warhol in the context of his beliefs, lifestyle and his legacy for the 21st century. For a link to the De La Warr website, Click here


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Support your local website

Do you support this website? A donation of just £10 or £25 to our Village Leaf Fund, would really help with our out-of-pocket expenses. Any donation would be much appreciated. Cheques payable to 'Village Leaf Fund', c/o Nigel McKeeman, Tudor Cottage, Rushlake Green, E Sussex, TN21 9QD.


Use it or lose it - Get your jive, on route 355

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What do you want to know?

Let us know about your issues and we'll try to get some answers. 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your thoughts.

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


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