Hurst Green

Cynthia Jones

11 Acorn Way

How much do you know about what’s going on in our village, are you interested!? Do you wish others to be informed? If you want to publicise an event, club, or anything that would interest others, please call me on 01580 861219

New farm shop/cafe at Coopers Corner

You may not be aware of the planning application for a large farm shop/cafe to be built on the Lodge Farm site 50 yards south of Coopers Corner.

There is concern in the village about the increased risk of accidents and traffic congestion around this area. If you have the same concern, please contact The Head of Planning at Rother District Council.

Hurst Green & Ellerhoop Twinning Association

We are very lucky to be celebrating 30 years of our wonderful Twinning Association with Ellerhoop in Germany. So much has happened over the past 30 years - we have watched some people grow into fine young adults, lost some very good friends along the way, laughed, cried, eaten too much and probably had one too many glasses of wine - but have always stayed the best of friends! To help celebrate this achievement this year our friends from Ellerhoop are coming over to Hurst Green on Thursday 5th June and staying until Monday 7th June. We are looking for people to volunteer as hosts over this period - we have quite a few volunteers already, but the more the merrier! Our friends will be out for most of the weekend as we have quite a full itinerary planned for them, so all that will be required is a few meals and a bed for the night!

If you would like to be involved in the Twinning weekend, or feel that you could help in any way, please contact me as soon as possible , all help gratefully received. Contact Helen Wool bridge 01580 860698 or 07792 354793

The Baldock-Aps family

As this year is the centenary of the start of World War 1. I would like to write an article for the Village magazine about the Baldock-Aps family who lost 5 sons during the war. Their names were William James R 1886-1915 Horace Henry 1888- 1917 Charles George 1890-1915 Percy David 1892- 1917 Herbert Edward V 1895-1918

If you know ‘anything’ about this family or can put me in touch with someone who does, please send the information to me, MANDY JANES, at: The Hurst Green Magazine, c/o Bob Janes (Editor) Unit 11, Vinehall Business Centre, Vinehall Road, Mountfield, Robertsbridge TN32 5JW

Drainage clearance on A21

Any queries about the works or want to discuss them further, call the Customer Care Line on 0845 6000414 or e-mail or write to Highways Agency, c/o Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald, 10 Kings Hill Avenue Kent ME19 4AR

We love our Hurst Green community shop/cafe

Run mainly by volunteers for the Hurst Green Community. A safe place off the A21 Parking, and play & outside eating area. Enjoy a coffee, tea, amazing menu, get your newspapers, free library exchange of books, local produce and general shopping.

Did you know you can arrange to have your medical prescriptions delivered to the shop and available for collection by you on Thursday afternoons.

Apprentice vacancy

The Hurst green Community Shop & Cafe are seeking a keen and enthusiastic individual aged 16 to 24 for a one year apprenticeship in Customer Service. The successful applicant will gain a valuable qualification whilst learning new skills, working in the lovely shop, cafe & Post Office.

All training will be provided. Further information can be obtained by calling Clare at the shop or emailing: Sue Prochak:

The shop is always in need of more volunteers, anything from a couple of hours to a morning or afternoon, whatever suits. For more information just drop in and ask for Clare or Helen or call the shop on 01580 860070

Little Acorns Play Group

For ages 2-5 years - Excellent facilities - Great Ofsted report

If you would like to come and visit us,have a look around please do get in touch, we would love to meet you and your little ones! Plenty of new sessions available so give us a call!

Contact Sheila on 07791 764 523 or email

Hurst Green Baby & Toddler Group

9-11am in Little Acorns Playgroup (at Hurst Green School)

This is will be a lovely opportunity for parents & carers to pop in for a cuppa whilst the little angels can play and explore in a safe environment.

For further info; please call 07791 764 523 email

We look forward to seeing you and your little ones soon!

Short Mat Bowls Club

New members are always welcome, please mail for further information. .

Comedy Capers panto ‘When In Rome’

Friday 28th 7.30pm Saturday 29th 2.30pm & 7.30pm in the Village hall

Tickets available from the shop or online from

Have a look at the web site to see photos & video excerpts from previous productions.

Parish councillors wanted.

If you have interest in helping the community and have the spare time,

Hurst Green Parish Council is looking for 2 volunteers to be co-opted onto the Parish Council.

Please contact Janet Ellis 01580 860111 and leave a message, if this is for you.

Harmonique Singers meet in the Village Hall on Mondays 8 - 9.30pm

If you enjoy singing why not get in touch with Rebecca on 078 556 9155

Holy Trinity Hurst Green

The next service, Sunday 6th April. Family Eucharist

Join us in worship and prayer, followed by a time together for coffee and cake.

A service is held the first Sunday of each month.

9.30am - 11.00am

Battle Area Community Transport

Flexible bus services for the Hurst Green Are:

To Eastbourne 2nd Monday alternate months 9th June, 11th Aug.

To Ashford or Tenterden 3rd Friday alternate months 21st March, 16th May, 18th July.

To Rye 4th Thursday alternate months 24th April, 26th June, 28th Aug.

All bookings need to be made in advance.

Times and pick-up locations will be arranged according to requests made.

Your bus pass can be used on all our services.

To book or for any other information

Please call Lyn on 01424 772001

9-12noon Mon-Fri.

Volunteer drivers always welcomed