The Village Leaf wishes you and all your friends and family a
happy, healthy and safe New Year

The worst of times brings out the best in people. And the strength of our community continues to be demonstrated by the countless ways in which local people are looking out for each other, offering support and help, doing their best to stay in touch. We bring news of what’s happening, how you can get help and how you can help others. And try to make the Village Leaf a place for positive thoughts, ideas and stories, at a time when there is still no shortage of bad news. All your ideas and contributions welcome. rushlakegreenvillage@gmail.com

SELF-ISOLATING DOESN’T NEED TO MEAN YOU’RE ALONE

SELF-ISOLATING DOESN’T NEED TO MEAN YOU’RE ALONE

Sadly, but inevitably, we are beginning to see cases of Covid-19 in around the Warbleton Parish gradually edging up. Everyone needs to watch out for the symptoms. No matter how carefully we follow the guidelines, this contagious virus seems to find ways to creep...

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And the WOW Award Goes to . . . .

And the WOW Award Goes to . . . .

In recognition of all the amazing ways in which local people have been helping and supporting others in the community, we have introduced the WOW awards - for those who have been Walking On Water, thinking only of others. And we are seeking your nominations. It...

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A Christmas Tree of thoughts, hopes and remembrances

A Christmas Tree of thoughts, hopes and remembrances

The team that brought the Christmas Tree to the Village Green are inviting you to add a decoration, with a message. Pick up a blank decoration from the Rushlake Green Village Stores to personalise with you own greeting, memorial or thought. Then place it on the...

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Home is where the market is

Home is where the market is

It started as just a simple idea. Why not make use of the frontage of the Black Shed beside the Village Stores to create a space for local artists, makers and collectors. Andrea, whose brainchild this was, had just enough time to test out the idea before the November...

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Taking the Crisis out of a Drama

Taking the Crisis out of a Drama

We called up David the manager of Wildbloods in Heathfield and discovered they're doing an amazing thing this Christmas. They're breaking with tradition (they normally close a few days before Christmas) and have all agreed to stay open right through to Christmas eve,...

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A Tribute to all the Unsung Heroes

A Tribute to all the Unsung Heroes

We would like to pay tribute to all the wonderful local people that continue to do so much to make other people's lives happier, in and around Rushlake Green. Those who've been keeping in touch with, and supporting, isolated residents. Those who've been volunteering...

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Not so much a shop. More a Super Stores

Not so much a shop. More a Super Stores

No matter what is thrown at them, Tony and the amazing team at the Rushlake Green Village Stores always seem to find a way to surprise, delight and literally deliver the very best for the local community. So our WOW (Walking on Water) gold award goes to Tony and his...

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PARISH COMMUNITY SURVEY

PARISH COMMUNITY SURVEY

Warbleton Parish Council is today launching a Community Survey to find out residents views on how to prioritise funds that the Council has received from the CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy). For more information please visit the WPC website page:...

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LET’S MAKE 2020 THE SHOP LOCAL CHRISTMAS

LET’S MAKE 2020 THE SHOP LOCAL CHRISTMAS

If ever there was a time when shopping locally for Christmas made sense, this surely is it. Whether it's supporting our amazing Rushlake Green Village Stores (& Post Office), or being inspired by the incredible range of affordable gifts at the Black Shed Pop-up...

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BLACK SHED Pop-up Calendar 2nd – 19th December

BLACK SHED Pop-up Calendar 2nd – 19th December

Black Shed, Rushlake Green, beside the Village Stores. A host of artists, makers and curators are lined up to sell their creations including: hand-made decorations, ceramics, wreaths, glassware, paintings, wood crafting, jewellery, woolcraft, eclectic discoveries and...

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Latest restrictions and where to get information

Latest restrictions and where to get information

The Prime Minister has confirmed that the Wealden District (and the rest of East Sussex we believe) will be in Tier Two of the government restrictions after the end of the current lockdown. We will try to bring you ideas and insights about how best to live with these...

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JILL KNIGHT of SPRINGWOOD CERAMICS at the BLACK SHED pop-up

JILL KNIGHT of SPRINGWOOD CERAMICS at the BLACK SHED pop-up

Jill Knight of Springwood Ceramics is coming to the Black Shed pop-up, Rushlake Green, on Saturday December 5th. She tells us: "I'm known as a "mud spinner" by my American clay buddies. I started at pottery evening classes more than 15 years ago and for 2 hours a week...

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FLORIST ALEX BALL coming to the BLACK SHED pop-up

FLORIST ALEX BALL coming to the BLACK SHED pop-up

Sussex Florist Alex Ball will be at the Black Shed pop-up (next to the Village Stores) Rushlake Green TN21 9QE on Thursday 3rd December.  Setting up from 9am and open from 10am to to around 3pm On sale will be - outdoor and indoor wreaths, fresh and dried - feather...

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WARBLETON PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

WARBLETON PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

A meeting of Warbleton Parish Council will be held virtually via Zoom on Thursday 19th November at 7pm. Council meetings are open to members of the public, who can join the meeting. Simply go to https://zoom.us/join and use the ID 850 2654 3678 and Password 039342. To...

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TONY’S A COMMUNITY HERO – IT’S OFFICIAL

TONY’S A COMMUNITY HERO – IT’S OFFICIAL

Everyone in Rushlake Green and it’s surrounding areas will agree that the Rushlake Green Village Stores has been a vital lifeline throughout these troubled and challenging times. So it’s great, and well-deserved, that Tony is one of just nine people selected for...

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LOCAL ENTERPRISE IN ACTION

LOCAL ENTERPRISE IN ACTION

The events of 2020 have made us all much more aware of the inventiveness and value of all the small businesses that continue emerge around us. An excellent example is the Cartwheel Table Company run by Lizzie and Evie Cornford. As well as their original line of...

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BLACK SHED POP-UP SHOP LAUNCHED IN RUSHLAKE GREEN

BLACK SHED POP-UP SHOP LAUNCHED IN RUSHLAKE GREEN

In the days leading up to the lockdown, you may have noticed a pop-up shop beside the Rushlake Green Village Stores. The ‘Black Shed’ Pop-Up Shop site is the brainchild of Andrea Pickett and the idea is to give local makers a free location to promote their creations,...

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CHRISTMAS MAKERS FAIR 2020.

CHRISTMAS MAKERS FAIR 2020.

A lock-down defying virtual Christmas market, featuring local artists and makers has been launched. Decorative boxers, glass designs, ceramics, fabric toys, handmade wooden Christmas decorations, jewellery, limited edition prints, drawings, paintings and greetings...

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CAN YOU DIG IT?

CAN YOU DIG IT?

The Warbleton & District Horticultural and Poultry Society is looking for new committee members. You don’t have to be a gardening or poultry expert, just interested in contributing your ideas and working with others to organise the Society’s popular annual shows...

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FINAL CHANCE TO SEE BIODIVERSITY PRESENTATION

FINAL CHANCE TO SEE BIODIVERSITY PRESENTATION

Wild About Warbleton would like to extend a warm welcome to local residents for a final opportunity to attend a pre-booked private presentation on Biodiversity at the Dunn Village Hall on Saturday 31st October in the Dunn Village Hall at 2.30 p.m. “With all the latest...

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DUNN VILLAGE HALL – Open, ready and available

DUNN VILLAGE HALL – Open, ready and available

The Dunn Village Hall reopened on 1st October.  During lockdown, the DVH committee took the opportunity to redecorate the interior, hang new curtains and generally spruce the place up. The refurbishment work was aided through the generous donations of kind local...

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