Rushlake Green Village Leaf

What's on around Rushlake Green . . .
10th July: Horam Fun Day

30th July: Flower Show, Rushlake Green
31st July: Hampers and Champers. Brass Band Proms on the Green
13th July: Bodle Street Green Annual Flower Show
12th August: Rude Mechanicals - MacByrd
19-28th August: Little Arts Festival on Rushlake Green
29th  August: Le Marche, Heathfield
8-18th September: Hailsham Festival

Little Arts festival
August 19th - 28th 2016

it's bigger on the inside

The festival promises to be packed with events by local artists. There'll be art days for kids, visual arts of every description, music of different genres from baroque to rock, poetry open-mic sessions, plays and theatre workshops, dance classes, and craft-making demonstrations - with venues from Rushlake Green and Bodle Street Green to Vines Cross and Horam.

Post flowers how brass shines
July 31st 2016

Opera singer Sidonie Winter will be doing her best to out-warble the Warbleton Brass Band as they present their ever popular Proms on the Green, the morning after the Rushlake Green Flowershow before.

Open studio

Have you herd about the Open Studios at Longlet's Studio Barn, hosted by Artist Veronica Van Eijk with other leading local artists such as Chris Liddiard. Its a great collection in a sublime environment, with a chance to meet many of the artists. Catch it Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June beefore it finishes. We went the udder day and loved it. We need to support our local artists. There's a lot at steak. Cards in The Stores.

Post flowers how brass shines
July 31st 2016

Opera singer Sidonie Winter will be doing her best to out-warble the Warbleton Brass Band as they present their ever popular Proms on the Green, the morning after the Rushlake Green Flowershow before. The brass band will also be featuring in The Little Arts Festival on Rushlake Green, where they will be presenting a musical journey through their extraordinary 120 years of music-making for the community. Here are a couple of shots taken behind the scenes as Sian takes the band through their paces at one of their rehearsal sessions.






Open Garden, with art to follow

Julia Padbury and Christopher Miscampbell have opened their gardens ( Turners House Open Garden ) - by prior appointment only. Details in The Stores. And Julia's garden is also to be the setting for 'Open Gardens with a little Art' which is one of the events in the Little Arts Festival programme. There wil be some exquisite sculptures, set against the garden scenery, with the possibility also we understand of some live music being played in the garden.


Don't forget your crown (or tiara)

Sunday 12th June 2016

This years Big Lunch, which also celebrates the Queen's 90th Birthday, promises to be even bigger than last year's very well-attended bash.

Big Lunch, Rushlake Green 2015

Once again the road, between the Stores and the Horse & Groom will be closed off for the day so that a long table can be laid out for the party. You simply bring your food, drinks, cutlery etc. and join in the fun.

Photo Mark Bostock

A neat picnic transportation technique (see above) captured at last year's event. And you'll also need to bring some chairs with you. (Car owners are requested to keep the road clear from the Saturday). Those planning to attend are asked to get tickets (its free) in advance that are available from The Rushlake Green Stores, so that the organisers can keep track of how many to expect. There'll be music from Heathfield Silver Band and others, plus the legendary raffle which again has some fabulous prizes, a classic car display, a jovial Town Cryer and a best crown competition.






Local things we strongly support.
And tributes to those locals
who strongly support us.

The Stores

The Village Leaf community website was born out of the local campaign to save the original village shop when it was threatened with closure. Since then we have championed The Stores, and encouraged everyone living locally to use it (or we'll lose it).


This community campaign was created to get publicly accessible defibrillators, and local CPR training, for the communities of Rushlake Green, Bodle Street Green, Three Cups Corner, Punnetts Town, Cade Street and Old Heathfield. Great progress has been achieved already, but there's still plenty to do. If you'd be willing to make a donation, or if you'd be interested to know more, email Nigel McKeeman via or follow on Facebook or Twitter. For latest progress click ResuscitUs Newsletter

Parish Council

Our Parish Council is the first port of call for resolving many local issues. And where a problem can't be resolved locally, the Parish Council regularly liaise with WDC and our local Wealden District Councillor; and with ESCC and our local County Councillor. Members of the public are welcome to attend the regular Parish Council meetings and Parish Planning Committee meetings. Council contacts and meeting dates on


Friends of the
Village Leaf

Monica Adams-Acton & Proctor Taylor
Lynne Axon
Ian & Isabel Collett
Lin Collins
Robert Barker (Hon)
Julia Desch
Jamie & Catherine Fairbairn
& family
Carolyn Flood
Lindsay Hunt
Paul Jenkins & Rene Hansen
Chris Liddiard (Hon)
Farideh McKeeman

Phillip & Barbara Naughton

Paulette Dale Roberts
Mike & Carole Smythe
Fiona Vestentoft
Ray & Ruth Whittaker


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by pledging a donation towards
our costs, just email us at and mark your email 'Friends of the Village Leaf'.



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