In the Nutshell

Our community website  – information and news for local residents, and visitors to the area.

Stuff going on, in and around Rushlake GreenTo add your local events here, email the details to

Leafing over a new turn

As a result of some technical glitches we were recently off the air for a while. We decided to use the opportunity to take a fresh look at the Village Leaf content. We’ve simplified the ‘Green Shoots’ section on the front page, where you’ll find snippets of local news. To read a story in full, just click on the photo or the ‘read more’ link.

Feel free to let us know of anything new or interesting you think we should add to our ‘Local Information’ section – for example a club, society or activity group.

We’ll also be refreshing our ‘Green Pages’ listings. First we’ll contact all those with entries, for any changes. Then, as we gather the up to date information, we’ll begin re-publishing the category sections

To contact us on any matter, just email


The Little Arts group is searching for examples of the creative work of the late Chris Liddiard - Artist, Poet, Musician and Creative Guru. They would like to contact anyone who has one (or more) of Chris's atmospheric paintings on their wall, or who has any written...

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This year's District Council Election on 2nd May will be markedly different. Rushlake Green and its surrounding areas now sit within a bigger ward comprising nearly 6,000 constituents, and with new boundaries. What was 'Heathfield East' is now the 'Horam and Punnetts...

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From 15th to 18th May, the Rushlake Green Village Players present THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE, the comedy by John Dighton. This is a cafe theatre production, so the £20 tickets include supper. Under the Direction of Heather Young, the production is developing well....

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Warbleton Brass Band's Spring Concert is on Sunday 6th May, Dunn Village Hall, at 2.00pm. A varied programme of music, plus refreshments and a raffle. No entry fee.

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The task of keeping our locality clean seems to be a pretty non-stop task. In early April as part of #GBSpringClean, Martyn Green and a team of more than a dozen willing volunteers scoured the roads surrounding Rushlake Green - as far as Three Cups, Bodle Street,...

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The Groovy Sounds gig, planned for later in the year, will feature music from 1969 - a watershed year for music of all genres. So why not start leafing through your Vinyl collection to see what gems you have hidden away.

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LUNCH on the Green – It’s BIG on friendship

This year's Big Lunch on Rushlake Green will be on Sunday 2nd June 2019, from 2.00pm. bring a picnic and chairs. Tables provided. Tickets are free, and available from the Village Stores and the Horse & Groom from 1st May. The road will be closed for the...

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HEFFLE Cuckoo Fair

The HEFFLE CUCKOO FAIR takes place this year on Saturday, 27 April 2019 from 11:00-16:00. Cade Street, Old Heathfield. This annual event dates back to an old tradition started in 1315 where Dame Heffle (Old name for Heathfield) used to arrive at a Gypsy market and...

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On 26th April, BODLE STREET FILM CLUB will be showing SHOPLIFTERS a 2018 Japanese drama film directed, written and edited by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Starring Lily Franky and Sakura Ando. After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl...

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A new exhibition at Gallery North, featuring works by Una Cuthoys and Rick Cuthoys. Runs from April 6th to May 18th. GALLERY NORTH, 70 High Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1AX

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We do like to BEER & CIDER beside the seaside

From 24th - 26th May 2019, beer and cider enthusiasts can enjoy a mouth-watering bank holiday weekend in Eastbourne. The three day ‘Beer and Cider by the Sea’ festival on Eastbourne’s seafront Western Lawns, is set to be even bigger and better in this, its sixth year....

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The Rushlake Green Village Stores Normal shop opening times Monday: 7.00am - 7.00pm Tuesday: 7.00am - 7.00pm Wednesday: 7.00am - 7.00pm Thursday: 7.00am - 7.00pm Friday: 7.00am - 7.00pm Saturday: 7.00am - 3.00pm Sunday: 8.00am - 12.00noon Post Office opening times...

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