Rushlake Green Village Leaf

Our community website for Rushlake Green, the Parish of Warbleton and the surrounding areas of East Sussex

Green Shoots - Spring 2014

As spring is definitely sprung, we thought we'd come out of hybernation for a while.


Crime to watch out for

We learn that unfortunately there has been a spate of thefts from sheds, barns and land - including a theft of parts from a Land Rover. The local police team at Heathfield are well aware of the problem and are asking residents to be extra vigilant. If you spot a suspicious van or vehicle, particulary at night, its worth taking a note of the vehicle description and licence plate as this could be invaluable if a theft is later found to have taken place. Here's a reminder of the contact details of our local police team at Heathfield. Our local support is provided by PC Will Sergi and PCSO Iain Tomsett. Iain is also responsible for communicating with, and supporting, the local Neighbourhood Watch groups that relate to Cowbeeech, Stunts Green, Herstmonceux, Warbleton and Rushlake Green. Iain can be contacted at: Tel: 101 Ext. 568700 Mobile: 077876 85754 Twitter: @sussex_police.

Horse and Groom - new Management

Landlord Nicky Horton with his Head Chef Jack Reeder and bar staff Beth Waters (L) and Nicole Love (R).

Village Leaf extends a warm welcome to new owner and manager Nicky Horton and his team at the Horse and Groom. Things have got off to a cracking start, with occassions like Mothering Sunday, which was featured on the new website, already proving immensly popular. Check out the menus online for lunch and dinner as well as lighter things like sandwhiches and jackets. Things are looking good for our cherished local pub. For more details, CLICK HERE


Art on the Green 2014

An exhibition of Art and Craft, part of the Hailsham Arts & Culture Festival Art Trail

This 'open' show, for artistic locals, will return to the Dunn Village Hall on Saturday 13 September and Sunday 14 September 2014. Amateur and professional artists, photographers and craftmakers living in Rushlake Green and the surrounding areas are invited to submit one or two pieces of work. So get out your brushes, pencils, cameras, chisels, kneedles and hammers. You've got 5 months to produce a masterpiece (or two). Details and entry forms are available now from The Stores in Rushlake Green.

also . . .
Those who attended the December exhibition of paintings by local artist Alexander J Howie may be interested to know that Alex is preparing a new show, to be held in the Star, Old Heathfield in May. More details to follow.


Splendour in the Brass

Warbleton Brass Band's incredibly popular Spring Concert takes place on 4th May in the Dunn Village Hall. For more details, CLICK HERE.


Rogers and Hammerstein return to the Green

In May the Village Players will be staging 'Carousel' in the Dunn Village Hall.  This popular musical features such well known songs as "You'll never walk alone", "If I loved you" and "June is bustin' out all over". In 1999, time magazine, in its "Best of the Century" list, named Carousel the Best Musical of the 20th century, writing that Rodgers and Hammerstein "set the standards for the 20th century musical, and this show features their most beautiful score and the most skillful and affecting example of their musical storytelling".

The production runs from Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th May 2014. Priority ticket sales, for 'members' of the Village Players, in the village hall on Sat 26th and Sun 27th and sales to the public begin online (for the first timer!) on 28th April. For more details click here.


Pavilion Flicks

In addition to a host of children friendly flims - such as Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy, The Lego Movie and Mr Peabody & Sherman - the pavilion is also showing 12 years a slave, Philomena and Noah (starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Hopkins. Live events include Fay Field and the Hurricane Party (12th April) and Fairport Convention (1st May). For details visit the Hailsham Pavilion Website