Rushlake Green Village Leaf

Village Leaf is our community website for Rushlake Green, the wider Parish of Warbleton and the surrounding areas within East Sussex. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Green Shoots - May 2011

Stop Press: Mayfield's own music event Music on the Meadow 14th May 2011 for info click here


- Blooming brilliant

Open Gardens near here, in . . .

. . . Old Heathfield & Cade Street

There will be an 'Open Gardens' day in Old Heathfield and Cade Street on the afternoon of Sunday 15th May. There will be seven gardens open throughout the afternoon. To read more click here

. . . Hellingly

You don't see any Open Gardens and then two come along at once. Also open on the 15th May are nine gardens in Hellingly, as part of the Friends of the Home Physiotherapy Service (Sussex) programme. To read more click here

. . . Hailsham

On 18th May, Trumpetts Farm in Bodle Street and on 1st June, Carters Corner Place, Carters Corner. Both from 'Friends of the Eastborne Hospitals' To read mpre click here.


Expedition to Wisley

There's still time to book a place for the Warbleton and District Horticultural and Poultry Society coach trip to the RHS gardens at Wisley on 11th June . Amazing value at only £12 including entry. For details contact Margaret McCarthy on 01435 830560.


Heathfield Show

This years Heathfield and District Agricultural show is coming up soon. For details click here


Coming soon . . . the Flower Show

This years annual event on Rushlake Green, organised by the Warbleton and District Horticultural and Poultry Society takes place on Saturday 30th July 2011. To read more click here


Everything in the garden

Our resident gardener (Ross Ateby) gives tips on what to be doing in the garden and perhaps how to win that ellusive flower show prize. Click here


We need a bit of cash!

Could you make a donation? Village Leaf is a voluntarily run website, created for the benefit of the local community. But we do have some unavoidable costs, such as server and domain name charges. If you would be willing to make a small donation of £10 - £25 (other amounts welcome) this would be very gratefully recieved. Cheques, payable to 'Village Leaf Fund', c/o Nigel McKeeman, Tudor Cottage, Rushlake Green, E Sussex, TN21 9QD. Receipt will be provided on request.


Mayfield has a Fringe Festival?

You better believe it. Forget Edinburgh, check this out.  Click here

Spring Colours

The works of Rushlake Green artist Chris Liddiard are amongst those now on show at the  Spring exhibition at Gallery North in Hailsham. The exhibition runs until 21 May.


Area of Outstanding Natural Ugliness?

Many local residents of Rushlake Green are concerned about the ugly 'pumping station' that has been installed at the southern end of the village. We understand that the contractors are applying for retrospective planning permission for some elements of the installation, which varied form the specification originally submitted. But the ongoing issue is the general unsightliness of the construction, the woefully inadequate attempts at masking the 'box' with trees and the obtrusiveness of the concrete platforms.



The much anticipated prouction of OKLAHOMA! by the Village Players takes place in the Dunn Village Hall from Weds 18th to Saturday 21st May. To read more CLICK HERE


Lots on in What' s On

Latest news of what's on locally in click here

Post Office - How can we keep it open?

A local post office is a vital lifeline for many small rural communities and particularly the older residents within them. The Postal Services Bill, currently going through Parliament, could threaten the Rushlake Green village Post Office and others like it. To read more click here.


Local election - results

The Wealden District Council elections took place on 5th May 2011. For the Heathfield East ward, which includes Warbleton and Rushlake Green, Punnetts Town, Old Heathfield and parts of Swife Lane, Broad Oak, Burwash Road, Dallington and Bodle Street, there were two candidates standing for District Councillor. The resuts were as follows:
Robert Bowdler
(Independent) 299 votes
Nigel McKeeman
(Conservative) 705 votes

For full list of results in Wealden CLICK HERE


Local Government - How does it work?

For a 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. click here


Heffle time had by all

The historic 'Heffle' Cuckoo Fair returned to Goward Hall, Cade Street Recreation Ground on April 16th.


Green Pages

Most recent: Tottingworth Farm Shop in Local Products and Produce; Trumpety Trump in our new Kids Stuff section, Freedom Leisure, in Health and Fitness. Other recent entries include: Patricia Petri-Clark De-cluttering and Home Organising service, Lee Wood, Painter/Decorator and Tiler. See his entry in 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); The Chantry, Turners Green, Middle Lane (in Local Venues); Reflexologist Brigitte Barker MAR (in Health, Fitness and Well-being); We are (still!) 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 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 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