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

MY FIRST WILDFLOWERS

MY FIRST WILDFLOWERS

Have you noticed the way more and spots have been left things to grow a bit wild this year. On verges, around the edges of gardens, on banks and odd pieces of land.  Our enthusiasm is matched by our ignorance on this subject. So we're going to start sharing snaps of...

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HAVE YOUR SAY about how to protect the pub’s future

HAVE YOUR SAY about how to protect the pub’s future

The Rushlake Green Pub Protection Society (RGPPS) wants to hear about what you value in having a pub, and what you think about trying to protect its future. These questions have become hot topics since the unexpected, and fiercely resisted, closure of the Black Duck....

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CLASS OF 2000 – or WHAT A DIFFERENCE 21 YEARS MAKES

CLASS OF 2000 – or WHAT A DIFFERENCE 21 YEARS MAKES

Many will remember this group photo (which features in the RGPPS survey posters) being taken in 2000. We recognise quite a lot of the faces, but some we couldn't put a name to. So we thought we'd have a go at drawing together a full roll call of the people who were...

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PICTURE THIS – Best local shots – May

PICTURE THIS – Best local shots – May

Many thanks to the following Ace Local Photographers, for the brilliant shots they've shared with us for May. Ian Collett:` (Cover Photo) Diana Patterson-Fox: Sue Beedle   Shirley Austin: And our prize for the Spookiest Shot goes to Shirley, for this ominous illusion:...

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RUSHLAKE GREEN PUB PROTECTION SOCIETY – NEWS

RUSHLAKE GREEN PUB PROTECTION SOCIETY – NEWS

As you may be aware the Pub Protection Society emerged following a deluge of concern when it was announced that the Horse & Groom was being sold by the Brewery. With the impact of the Black Duck closure still reverberating around the community, many were urgently...

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BACK TO A FUTURE

BACK TO A FUTURE

Wierd. We can actually begin to start talking again about local events coming up in the future. We can visit local artists (and many more further afield) taking part in the South East Open Studios programme from 4th to 20th June. (see separate article...

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STUDIOS OPEN AGAIN

STUDIOS OPEN AGAIN

The re-emergence of South East Open Studios (4th-20th June) provides welcome evidence that covid has done nothing to blunt the creative zeal of 'artists on our doorstep. Local artists taking part with Open Studios this year include: Susan Ramsay Smith & Sophie...

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FLOWERS SHOW UP ON THE GREEN

FLOWERS SHOW UP ON THE GREEN

Yes! - It's back. The date is set - Saturday 9th October. The marquee has been booked The Warbleton Brass Band can start practicing their tunes Stall holders can prepare to book their spaces on the Green The 2021 Flower Show on Rushlake Green will be a combination of...

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H&G MORATORIUM TRIGGERED

H&G MORATORIUM TRIGGERED

At the Warbleton Parish Council (WPC) meeting on Friday 23rd April, the Councillors agreed to activate the 6 month Full Moratorium on the sale of the Horse & Groom Rushlake Green. This was in response to a request from the Rushlake Green Community Action Group...

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ATTENDING A PARISH COUNCIL MEETING ONLINE MADE EASY

ATTENDING A PARISH COUNCIL MEETING ONLINE MADE EASY

The Warbleton Parish Council meeting on Friday 23rd April 2021, at 9.30am will be online. These notes are designed to provide guidance for anyone not familiar with using zoom. -  Attending a meeting online is not overly complicated and you do not need to be...

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COMMUNITY GROUP TO PROTECT THE HORSE & GROOM

COMMUNITY GROUP TO PROTECT THE HORSE & GROOM

The postponed Parish Council meeting that is now being held at 9.30am on Friday 23rd April, is the last day of the grace period to request Wealden to trigger a moratorium on the sale of the Horse & Groom. Here is a note from the group of concerned residents that...

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The Nation mourns a sad loss

The Nation mourns a sad loss

We share the Nation's deepest sympathy for Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family on the sad passing of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. And we take the opportunity to express our gratitude for the immense role Prince Philip...

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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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