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. A place for positive thoughts, ideas and stories. Contributions welcome: rushlakegreenvillage@gmail.com. Rushlake Green Village Leaf community website – established Jan 2011

BACK THE BODLE

BACK THE BODLE

The latest issue of the BODLE has already been published, and many in and around Bodle Street Green will have received it free of charge through their letterbox. The April magazine includes an interview with the Bodle Street Green Octogenarian, sky-diving and...

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SAVED

SAVED

We're delighted to report that, in the nick of time, a new home has been found for the Display Panels that are used for many village events such as the Art on the Green exhibitions. Big thank you to the new hosts and thanks also to the many people who contacted us to...

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EATING (& drinking) IN BY TAKING-OUT

EATING (& drinking) IN BY TAKING-OUT

Rushlake Green seems to be turning into something of a mecca for take-home and on-the-go food and drink. The Leonati Coffee Cab barista Leo attracted so many customers, on his trial visit to the green, that he's back this week. Add that to Tim with his Pioppi Pizzas...

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SITTING DUCKS

SITTING DUCKS

Even before Covid, village pubs were becoming easy targets. First the Wheatsheaf in Punnets Town, then the Three Cups, closed. And now, with its newly approved planning permission (despite objections from customers, local residents and the Parish Council), the Black...

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NEW PERSPECTIVES

NEW PERSPECTIVES

Here's someone who knows how to use bokeh to dramatic effect. Josephine Laasko sent in this intriguingly different perspective on a very familiar local view. And if you haven't worked out where the 'Best Local Shot' above was taken, Josephine's other image below...

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HOW THE BODLE WAS BORN

HOW THE BODLE WAS BORN

It's not too late to subscribe to the new local magazine for Bodle Street Green. The team of volunteers had been out and about delivering the second edition of The Bodle to those who have already signed up. To find out more about the story behind this new venture, we...

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SAVE THIS COMMUNITY RESOURCE FROM THE BONFIRE

SAVE THIS COMMUNITY RESOURCE FROM THE BONFIRE

If you've ever been to the annual art on the green exhibition, you will have seen (but perhaps not noticed) the display panels on which all the art is presented. A new home needs urgently to be found for the panels, because the place they've been stored will from the...

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A SNAPSHOT OF COUNTRY LIFE

A SNAPSHOT OF COUNTRY LIFE

Once again we've had some wonderful Best Local Shots. Sue Beedle sent in these photographs. The deer (including our cover shot) were spotted at the Kingsley Hill end of the Village Hall footpath. We never knew sheep wore Pakamacs until Shirley Austin snapped this shot...

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TAKE IT AWAY Tim . . . and Leo and Gary . . . 

TAKE IT AWAY Tim . . . and Leo and Gary . . . 

We're delighted to see an ever-growing band of entrepreneurs that has been emerging during lock-down. Inventive re-purposing and customising being done to bring good food and drink to our doorstep, or at least very nearby. (See full list of contact numbers for...

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FOCUS ON GETTING OUT MORE

FOCUS ON GETTING OUT MORE

More best shots from local photographers who responded to our recent appeal. Now that we're getting a break in the weather, why not snap some images of the changing season as you take advantage of the chance to go for a walk. Send us your best shots please. Email...

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ALL BODES WELL FOR THE BODLE

ALL BODES WELL FOR THE BODLE

We were delighted to learn about the recent launch of THE BODLE - a new village magazine for Bodle Street Green community - "Bringing you local articles of interest, local information, local businesses, local contacts and support".  The February issue has already been...

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STILLS OF LIFE

STILLS OF LIFE

Since the idea was first suggested at the beginning of the month, we've been asking readers to send us their 'Best Local Shots' and we've already had a fantastic response. Here are some of the 'Best Local Shots' we've received for February . . . Beautiful sky-scapes...

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MUD IS THICKER THAN WATER (GENERALLY)

MUD IS THICKER THAN WATER (GENERALLY)

One way to get more active under the current restrictions is to make use of our many cross country routes. You can get exercise while enjoying some fantastic scenery and nature. For anyone feeling the need to blow away some cobwebs, we highly recommend the NHS Couch...

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THE JAB OF ONE, FOR THE (common) WEAL OF ALL

Where to find up to date Covid-19 information, including The NHS Site, Sussex Health Care, The Government Site, and our MP Huw Merriman's dedicated Coronavirus page. Huw Merriman has been urging residents to ensure they don’t miss out on the vaccine. Here is a link to...

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GIVE US YOUR ‘BEST LOCAL SHOTS’

GIVE US YOUR ‘BEST LOCAL SHOTS’

Our first 'Best Local Shot' from January is by Ian Collett who captured the brilliant robin photo above. 'Best Local Shot' is an excellent idea from a loyal Village Leaf supporter who wrote to us to suggest: "I know you are always looking for ideas for the Leaf and I...

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VILLAGE STORES LAUNCHES DAILY DELIVERY ROUND

VILLAGE STORES LAUNCHES DAILY DELIVERY ROUND

The Rushlake Green Village Stores is launching a new Daily Delivery Round for newspapers, milk, bread and basic groceries. Customers can fill out an order form that allows them to say on what day they'd like what items delivered. This new service is in addition to the...

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HAVE YOUR SAY. DO THE CIL SURVEY TODAY.

HAVE YOUR SAY. DO THE CIL SURVEY TODAY.

DEADLINE SUNDAY 31ST JANUARY 2021 . . .  CIL is a ‘Community Infrastructure Levy’ on new developments. And Warbleton Parish Council receives 15% of any CIL charged on developments in our area. The money can be spent on “the provision, improvement, replacement,...

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INFO ON COVID AND VACCINATIONS

INFO ON COVID AND VACCINATIONS

The Warbleton Parish Council website is a good source of accurate information and links, relating to Covid Safety and also the lates on local vaccinations. On the website you can also read two recent updates by our local MP Huw Merriman, with the latest news about...

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HOLEY GRIT

HOLEY GRIT

East Sussex Highways have a vehicle that can do 200 P.H.D. Firing bitumen coated aggregate into pot holes at high velocity. How cool is that? 'Velocity Patching' fixes defects permanently in just a few minutes, keeping traffic moving without the need for closing the...

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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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