Rushlake Green Village Leaf

Green Shoots January 2011

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First Green Shoots of 2011 . . .


Latest news of County Council budget cuts

At this month's Parish Council meeting, Cllr Rupert Simmons presented a summary of the budget that was about to be approved by the Council. As County Council effects our local roads, schools, hospitals, youth services and much more, we thought you'd be interested. To read more about this CLICK HERE

Loose-leaf guides - New feature

2011 will clearly be a very challenging year for our local Councils as they respond to the Government's public spending cuts and begin implementing important new government initiatives such as the Localism Bill currently entering its second reading in Parliament. And of course in May this year we will all be voting in our local District Council elections, and also any necessary Parish Council elections at the same time. Yet to many people, the whole thing is a bit of a mystery. So, starting from January, we're publishing a series of pieces about our local government.


Local Government - How does it work?

This month we publish our first LOOSE-LEAF GUIDE' giving an introduction to the basics of local government - including a map of our own Heathfield East ward, and some useful links. To read more about this CLICK HERE

Gardeners welcome

The Warbleton and district Horticultural Society are holding their AGM in the Dunn Village Hall at 7.45pm on Monday 17th January. They have asked us to let people know that all are welcome to this event, which promises to be much more than just a formal meeting. The AGM will be preceded by a talk from a member of Wych Cross Garden Centre. To read full details just CLICK HERE


Gardening New Year

For a reminder of what you should be doing in the garden this month, read our January Gardeners Diary from Ross Atebey. Just CLICK HERE


Village Players news

Auditions are already underway for next production - 'Oklahoma!' - which will run from Weds 18th May to Sat 21st May this year. In the meantime, the Players have organised a series of workshops covering Voice, Singing and Directing. To read more just CLICK HERE


On Yer Marcs

January 26th sees the official start for Marc Lloyd, the new ‘Priest in charge’ to the joint benefice of St Mary, Warbleton and St John the Evangelist, Bodle Street Green. (see 'What's on') These two churches have been without a full time priest since 2008, so Marc’s arrival will be warmly welcomed. Marc, and his wife Yvonne, two children, dog and cat, have already moved into the rectory in Rookery Lane. Marc’s introductory piece in the January edition of the Parish Magazine (available in The Stores while stocks last) gives a flavour of his refreshingly unstuffy approach. In his own words: “Since vicar-factory, I’ve been serving a curacy at Holy Trinity, Eastbourne (a large town centre church), where we’ve had three and a half happy years. We’ve been in an interregnum since September, so I’ve been practicing being a “vicar” for a few months before I have to try it for real!” Marc has promised us a piece for the Village Leaf, once he has his feet under the lectern, which we look forward to. Until then, here are some useful links:
Marcs blog
Marcs links page:
St Mary:

St John the Evangelist:


What's on? . . . Loads!

Our what's on section is stuffed full of local activities for January and February. To know more just CLICK HERE


New Year - new broom

In Green Pages this month for the first time we have Tricia Petri Clark, who offers a remarkable De-cluttering and Home Organising service. To know more just CLICK HERE






Bring in the New Year with your photos

At the end of last year you sent us some great photos of the snowy scenes in and around Rushlake Green

Got any pictures that capture the feel of January? Send them to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Our Local Heroes

Our heartfelt thanks go out to Katy and Sandy, ably supported by everyone on Andy's team, who together kept 'The Stores' fully operational throughout all the crippling pre-Christmas snow. Day after day, in all weathers, Katy managed to get in and open the shop at crack of dawn. And Sandy too managed to keep the post going at this most vital time for cards and parcels. Well done both. Many people have commented that we are extremely lucky to have a local store that can keep (us) going when travelling outside the village becomes a challenge. So let's try to make sure we keep it that way by doing our best to support the shop throughout 2011 - and beyond.

Throw-away dates

The bin schedule :
10-14 Jan (Back to normal) - Green labelled bin (green waste) & BLUE caddy (paper)
17-21 Jan - White labelled bin (landfill) & RED caddy (recyclable plastic bottles and metal
24-28 Jan  - Green labelled bin (green waste) & BLUE caddy (paper)
31 Jan-4 Feb - White labelled bin (landfill) & RED caddy (recyclable plastic bottles and metal)

Info: or Click Here


Green Pages

NEW THIS MONTH: Patricia Petri-Clark De-cluttering and Home Organising service. Other recent entries include: Lee Wood, Painter/Decorator and Tiler. See his entry in Arts. Crafts and Trades; Athelas Exotic Plant Nursery in our garden and land services section within Green Pages; J.Gardener Window Cleaning & Gardener Property Care - a local firm that offer a comprehensive range of domestic and commercial property care services; Country House Interiors and Lighting Ltd in Punnetts Town (in Art & Crafts & Trades); The Chantry, Turners Green, Middle Lane (in Local Venues); Reflexologist Brigitte Barker MAR (in Health, Fitness and Well-being); The Gallery on Rushlake Green (in Art & Crafts & Trades) We are also planning an equestrian section - any ideas? Contact us with suitable local people or enterprises: email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


What do you want to know?

Let us know about your issues and we'll try to get some answers. email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your thoughts.


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