Rushlake Green Village Leaf

Image by local photographer, artist, genius, Chris Liddiard

Green Shoots July 2012

Rushlake Green Village Post Office needs our help

Can you think of any funding source that could help our local post office move into the village shop? As part of the arrangement for taking over 'The Stores', it was agreed that the post office would move into main shop. However, we understand that Post Office Ltd has now indicated that it will only provide funds to help pay for the relocation if the post office is re-categorised as 'local', which would mean virtually no financial support for the sub post mistress, Sandy. Shopkeeper Paul Hammond is obviously determined to keep arrangements for Sandy as they are. But, that means finding all the money required to pay for the relocation. If you know of any potential sources of grants or funding that could help with the relocation, please send us details and we will forward them on.

Swimming Pool planning permission granted

A new swimming pool for Heathfield moved a step closer last month when East Sussex County Council approved the planning application. This now gives a green light to the campaign to raise the money to build the pool. The County Council planning committee praised the proposals for the new swimming pool, with improved leisure and fitness facilities, which would be built on the Heathfield Community College site. The 'Swimming Pool for Heathfield' partnership is also in negotiation with the DCMS Government Olympic Executive to become the site for one of the relocatable pools as part of the 2012 Olympic Legacy.


Olympic Torch comes to Crowborough

The Olympic Torch Relay is due to pass through Crowborough on Tuesday 17th July. The Convoy arrives at Crowborough at just after 12.00 noon. Those wishing to watch are advised to arrive early as there will be large crowds and parking / traffic restrictions. For full details of the route, and times, visit the Wealden website page by CLICKING HERE.

On the 17th July, the relay starts in Brighton, then goes on to pass through Crawley, Copthorne, East Grinstread and Felbridge, then Tunbridge Wells and Crowborough, Lewes, Eastbourne, Pevensey and Bexhill to Hastings. To see all the routes, on the Official Olympic Relay website just CLICK HERE

Peter, Ray, Bobbie and Bob entertain the locals

Once again, our local festival at the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, offered a line-up to rival many much larger gigs, but without the mud. While thousands were wallowing on the Isle of Wight, a much more civilised gathering was being entertained by Peter Gabriel, Joan Aramatrading, Randy Crawford, Ray Davies, The Stranglers, Suede, Richard Ashcroft, Primal Scream - and some guy called Robert Zimmerman. Our favourite this year was Ray Davies, happy to trot out all the Kinks classics and still very much the rebel. Primal scream were also reassuringly raucous. Once again this unique festival, which refuses all corporate sponsorship, was a brilliant gem right on our doorstep.


Meanwhile, back at the Green

After this year's Flower Show, there will be music in the marquee, featuring 'a fantastic 4 piece band playing popular fifties, sixties and seventies. For details CLICK HERE


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What's on

In August the Rude Mechanicals return with a new production. Details in What's On section - click here.


Gardening corner

Read our latest gardening diary (coming soon)
In the meantime here's last month's, in case you missed it -
click here

A - W (we don't have a Z yet) of what's inside

(or coming soon)

Accommodation . Artists . Bacon . Bed & Breakfast . Beef . Bonfire societies . Brass band . Brochures . Butchers . Carpentry . Catering . Cranes . Counselling . Country walks . Dairy . Drama. Eggs . Electrical . Farm shops . Farmers Markets . Farms stays . Fencing . Folk Club . Free range eggs . Fruit . Galleries . Game . Gardeners . Garden machinery . Ground works . Homemade cakes . Holiday cottages . Horticultural society . Heavy lifting . Information . IT . Joinery . Kelly bronze turkeys . Lamb . Locally grown vegetables . Massage . Musicians . Newspapers . Nurseries . Open Studios . Organic produce . Pet food . Pies . Places to visit . Ponds & lakes . Pork . Post Office . Print design . Pubs . Recovery . Reflexology . Removals . Restaurants . Retreats . Sausages . Shiatsu . Short breaks . Solstice Morris . Stationary . Storage . Therapists . Timber . Transport . Tractors . Trees and shrubs . Tree surgeons . Tyres . Venues . Village Stores . Village halls . Water work . Wealth management . Web design . Wheelwright . WI . Wine and spirits

. . . taking in Rushlake Green, Warbleton, Bodle street Cowbeech, Horam, Punnetts Town, Three Cups, Turners Green and Vines Cross