Hurst Green

Colin Boylett

2 Park Farm Close

The Hurst Green Community Shop and Café. The glazed frontage with its sliding electric doors were successfully installed to the front of the building a week ago and this remarkable building, the former Roman Catholic Church is looking rather more like a shop from the outside. The last stage of the construction programme has involved the refurbishment of the large car parking space at the front of the building, which now has eight designated car spaces for customers. Those wishing to travel by bicycle, however, have not been forgotten, a local forger from Hurst Green has crafted a five foot high pennyfarthing feature with cycle racks for securing bikes to, which is being installed beside the car park.

The manager is working furiously on finalising stock lists and local produce lines and soon the shelves will be filled ready for opening.

Opening when? I hear you say. Rumour has it this should be by the end of the month.

In the meantime, why not go to the shop’s Facebook page, just go to Facebook and search ‘Hurst Green Community Shop and cafe’ for a sneaky photo of the inside of the shop – well worth a look!

Can you take on this column? I will only continue to provide the Hurst Green Village Voice column for a limited period, we need someone in the village to come forward to take it on so that Hurst Green continues to have a column. If you might be interested in taking it on, it is not difficult, get in touch with me or contact the Battle Observer directly.

Get details of your events to me as soon as possible, so that I can give your event advance publicity, if you have a program of events fro future months let me have details and I will include in the column. To be sure of inclusion in the next edition get your details to me by 10pm on Mondays, but as early as possible to enable me to prepare the item and check any queries with you. You can use any of the following methods to get your information to me, Colin Boylett, 2 Park Farm Close Etchingham, TN19 7DQ, telephone 01580 819532, mobile 07941 786244, email