Rushlake Green Village Leaf


Crafts in the Making - not to be missed

11am - 3pm Saturday 2nd December 2017 in the Dunn Village Hall

A group of craftspeople, artisans and makers have come together to create a special one day event, which is supported by The Little Arts. The work includes ceramics, wood-craft, sewn textiles, wool-craft and quilting. You’ll be able to see demonstrations and talk to the makers about their techniques and their sources of inspiration. There will also be two workshops: Watercolour demonstration by local artist Jo Hudson at 11.15am and a drawing class by The Arts School at 1.30pm. There will be mulled wine, fruit punch and mince pies available as well as teas and coffees. And a Christmas Tree with decorations, handmade by some the crafts-people, that will be auctioned off for charity as the fair closes. Entry costs only £1 (including a free prize draw for a £15 Voucher for the Village Stores), and children under 12 get in free.  Email Julia Desch : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / Facebook: the little arts. For a latest list of the crafts people involved, check out the little arts website


Chalking up a local success story

Landlord Gary Elmer and his team at the Horse and Groom are now pleased to be offering a great selection of menu options which include light meals, 'larger plates' and pub classics. And all the feedback we've been getting has been really enthusiastic, which is brilliant. By the way - for anyone wanting to indulge in the four-course Christmas Dinner, places are booking up fast - see Christmas menu in the Village Shop information window. 
The food menu changes regularly so pop in and check it out, or see the horseandgroomsussex Facebook page.

For contact details see the Horse and Groom entry in our GREEN PAGES.


Publicly Accessible Defibrillator network complete


The new AED in the phone box at Three Cups Corner marked the completion of a 3 year community project to create a network of publicly accessible defibrillators for our rural areas. That network now comprises AEDs at:

Osborne House, Rushlake Green
Black Duck Inn, Warbleton
Star Inn, Old Heathfield
Goward Hall, Cade Street
Village Hall, Punnetts Town
Telephone Box, Three Cups Corner
White Horse Inn, Bodle Street Green.

You can help keep the AEDs ready for an emergency

To ensure that the AEDs are always fully operational in an emergency, all components such as electrode pads and batteries need replenishing at regular intervals.  The ResuscitUs campaign therefore now needs to raise some extra funds for these essentials. They're asking for modest donations from residents that live in and around any of the localities where the defibrillators have been installed.

Leaflets giving details of how to donate will be distributed locally, including at the Rushlake Green Village Shop. Or, for more information on funding this vital local project, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The Sounds of Christmas

Warbleton Brass Band are holding their Christmas Concert in the Dunn Village Hall at 2pm on Sunday 3rd December. Free entry with a retiring collection. Raffle and refreshments.

Plus - South Downs Singers and the Warbleton Brass Band are teaming up to present 'The Sounds of Christmas'. The concert, under the Musical Direction of Louise Morris and Sian Buss, takes place at 3.30pm on Saturday 9th December at St Saviour's Church, South Street, Eastbourne. For info call Kelly 01323 832767.




Banks that you can bank on

at the Rushlake Green Village shop

Customers of many of the UK's major banks can now access their accounts via the Rushlake Green Village Shop Post Office counter. As well as cash withdrawals, customers of these banks can now obtain balance enquiries and make cash and cheque deposits. (You'll need a pay-in slip to make a deposit). Here's a full list of the Banks that can be accessed in this way: 
Bank of Scotland
Ulster Bank
Bank or Ireland
First Trust Bank
Allied Irish Bank

Theatre review - A play of some importance


For a play written over 120 years ago, Oscar Wilde's 'A Woman of no Importance' was eerily prescient dealing as it does, amongst other things, with man's inhumanity to woman. Under the sure-footed direction of Helen Halliday, Clyde Young (as a chillingly caddish Weinsteinesq Lord Illingworth) led a strong ensemble cast as they navigated the brain-scrambling meanderings of Wilde's waspish whit. The colourful verbal sparing drawn into focus against an elegantly pared down monochrome set design by John Gunn. And this was a play of two halves in which the early sardonic jabs at class and gender prejudice gave way to a darker story of misconduct and emotional abuse. Kate Rolff (Mrs Arbuthnot), Sarah Huntley (Hester) and Zak Nicholls (Gerald) ultimately shouldered the emotional weight of the play - working well together as Wilde piled on the pathos in the final scenes.


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