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 - May refresh

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


Appeal of Bells

Music in rural churches was once a community affair with villagers joining and playing their own instruments.

Sussex Harmony, a popular Lewes based group, will perform in costume their programme “And every voice a song”.  This will cover the music that would have been heard during a Sussex year from Wassail through to harvest and Christmas with some readings from the period pre-1850. The recital is on 22nd June at St Mary's Church, and there will be a retiring collection in aid of the Warbleton Church Bell Restoration Appeal. For more details CLICK HERE



Hear and Now

A mobile information and advice service - for Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people - is coming to Rushlake Green on May 22nd. East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre is a registered charity working in partnership with Adult Social Care to provide a no charge mobile information and advice service for Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people living in East Sussex.  The information bus, which is funded by the Big Lottery and is equipped to offer demonstrations of assistive equipment and hearing screening tests (if time permits), will be outside Osborne House on Thursday 22nd May 2014 from 1.30pm – 3.30pm. For more information and contact details CLICK HERE.


May - Hem

Lock up your prams. Hide away your cycle wheels. Fast, Furious, Frivolous, Far-fetched and Fun. The Church Hill Challenge is back. For details check our 'What's on' section by CLICKING HERE



Heathfield & District Agricultural Show returns on Saturday 24th May 2014. CLICK HERE to go to the heathfield Show website, where you can get up to 15% discount on entry by booking early online. Or see details in our WHAT'S ON section.


Roundabout at Rushlake Green

The Village Players production of 'Carousel' in the Dunn Village Hall runs from Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th May 2014. Online tickets still available. For more details click here..


Old School Garden

An open garden at the Old Schoolhouse, Rushlake Green on Friday 30th May. CLICK HERE for more information


Getting our Streets Ahead

We follow local efforts, in the face of continually changing consumer trends, to regenerate local town centres and high streets.

The Heathfield Partnership has, for more than ten years, been successfully working to improve the high street and attract shoppers back into the town centre. Hailsham, although still blighted with many empty shops, is now also working hard on the issue and the Hailsham Forward project has come up with initiatives that include the new weekly Street Market in vicarage fields, a major plan for road and parking improvements, and ideas to stimulate the town's night life. Uckfield is also now well advanced with plans for a major improvement of the town centre. And other towns and villlages across the District are forming community teams and partnerships to tackle the issue.

In this context, Wealden District Council has created the 'Streets Ahead' project to strengthen the local authority's support for, and promotion of, these efforts by town and village communities.

This month we publish the first four articles in what we hope will be a continuing series on this all-important topic.

To read more click: Getting our Streets Ahead


Prevent Crime

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.


Also in the Village Leaf you can find . . . .

Accommodation . Artists . Bacon . Bed & Breakfast . Beef . Bonfire societies . Brass band . Brochures . Butchers . Carpentry . Catering . Cranes . Counseling . 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