Chailey

MODEL RAILWAYS: These are at the Bluebell Railway tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday. Visit all the platforms, waiting rooms and locomotive workshops at Sheffield Park and Horsted Keynes for layouts and traders. For more details call 01825 720800.

DRAGONFLY WALK: This is a chance to join specialist John Luck, at Sheffield Park, for a guided walk tomorrow, Saturday, from 11am to 1pm to spot some of the colourful native dragonflies that thrive in the garden. The cost is £6 per person and normal admission applies.

CRICKET: Tomorrow, Saturday, sees Chailey in a league game at Edenbridge starting at 1.30pm. On Sunday there is a friendly game at the sports ground, just off the A272, against Dormansland which starts at 2pm. Prospective players and supporters are most welcome. To find out more do call 07709 946880.

SHEFFIELD PARK: Cricket in the Garden, the Armadillos have a game tomorrow, Saturday, starting at 11.30am against Butterflies. This team was founded by Rugbeians who had not won 1st XI colours; the first match was played in 1863 and in 1864 membership was extended to those who had been educated at Charterhouse, Eton, Harrow, Westminster and Winchester. Of interest is that 13 former Butterflies have captained England. All are welcome to watch the games and relax in the magnificent surroundings, with a picnic maybe.

ST PETER’S CHURCH: Services this Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am and Parish Communion at 10am.

FREE CHURCH: South Chailey, has services this Sunday at 10.30am with John Goodway and 6.30pm with Peter Jolly.

JAZZ ON THE GREEN: This is on Sunday in front of St Peter’s Church; the Beer, Bubbly and Pimms tent and ploughman’s lunches will be available from 12.30pm. There will be lots to do and see including plants, pet care, dog walking, bottle, bric-a-brac, book and cake stalls. Also a coconut shy, bell ringing, games, a raffle, children’s tombola and teas. For more details call David Barnes on 01825 722574.

MUSEUM: The Windmill and Rural Life Museum will be open on Sunday from 3pm to 5pm. The entry fee is £1 for adults and 50p for children aged 10 to16 years. For more details call John Smith on 01825 723519.

VOLUNTEER WALK LEADERS: A free walk leader training day, as part of a plan for healthy walks in Chailey, takes place at Newick Community Centre on Monday from 9.30am to 4pm. Do call Paula on 07740 899559 to let her know that you will be attending.

CHARITY QUIZ: At the Horns Lodge Inn on Tuesday at 8pm. Teams of up to seven, £2 per person entry. To book a team call Linda on 01273 400422.

TODDLER GROUP: The Grandparents and Toddler Group meets on Wednesday between 9.30am and 11.30am at the Children’s Centre at Chailey School. This is a great chance to meet other grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren. For more details call Susannah Griffin on 01825 724335.

SUMMER CRAFT FAYRE: At Futures Life Skills Centre, at Chailey Heritage Foundation, on Wednesday from midday to 5pm. There will be various stalls including gifts, soaps, clothing, jewellery, local crafts and foods and more. Everyone is welcome, so do go along; admission is free. To find out more call 01825 723723.

BONFIRE SOCIETY: The society’s AGM is at the Reading Room on Wednesday starting at 8.15pm and its future will be the important topic for discussion. Please attend this meeting, especially if you are keen and able to help ensure this wonderful Society continues in our village. If you would like to assist the society but are unable to be there do call Chris on 07867 822492 or 01825 722148.

CAR BOOT SALE: At the village hall on Saturday July 4 between 10am and 2pm. Selling spaces are £10 each and to book a place call Nicola Lack on 01825 721107, also please call Nicola if you have any unwanted items to donate to the church stall or you could spare a couple of hours to help on the day.

VOLUNTEERING: At the Bluebell Railway whether you have skills or no previous experience and can offer at least a day a month you are invited to find out more about volunteering at the railway. To help you narrow your choice of departments you can ask for a recruitment pack on 01825 720800 or book a place on a find out more tour; the next tour is on Sunday July 5 from 10.30am until around 4.20pm.

AQUA MOVERS+: This is a fun and dynamic group for parents and their disabled children aged under 5 years old which will be starting at Chailey Heritage Foundation in September. A free taster session in the Foundation’s hydrotherapy pool takes place on Tuesday July 7 from 2pm to 3pm. Aqua Movers+ is a chance to use the pool whilst being supported by a specialist therapist. Also to meet other parents of disabled children, gain practical support from a physiotherapist and speech and language therapist and have great fun with your child. For more information visit www.chf.org.uk or call 01825 724 444 or email office@chf.org.uk.

COUNCIL MEETING: The Planning and Environs Committee of the parish council meet at the Reading Room, Chailey Green, on Tuesday July 7 at 7.30pm. Members of the public may attend and will be given an opportunity to make representations if they so wish.

KNIT AND NATTER: Love knitting and chatting or would like to learn to knit then you will be most welcome at the Free Church on Tuesday July 7 at 7.30pm. Go along with your current project or if you are just learning wool, needles and tips will be available. For more details call 01273 890114.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: The WI meet on Tuesday July 7 at 7.45pm at the village hall for an evening organised by the members rather than the committee. Surprises are always good so I am sure this evening will be too. Visitors and prospective members will be made most welcome.

SLEEPWALK: Is being held on Saturday July 11 by St Peter and St James Hospice and volunteer marshalls are needed to maintain the safety of all the walkers at key positions on the route. If can assist with this call 01444 470208.

WIN TENNIS HISTORY: Several years ago Andy and Kimberley Murray were handed a very special package; a tube of white tennis balls that had been signed by the late Fred Perry, accompanied by a note from their owner, Gail Sargent. Gail was a lifelong tennis player and had met Fred on his visit to Maresfield Tennis Club in 1994. Over a decade later she watched a young Andy Murray practising and was so impressed with his potential that she decided to gift him with the signed balls for him to do with what he saw fit. Gail was battling ovarian cancer and sadly passed away in 2010. Andy and Kimberley have decided to raffle one of the signed tennis balls in Gail’s memory, with the entire proceeds being donated to St. Peter & St. James Hospice, North Chailey, where Gail was cared for in accordance with the wishes of her husband, Richard. Tickets cost £1 each and can be purchased at http://www.raffleplayer.com/andymurray. The first prize is the AMF Tennis Ball signed by Fred Perry and Andy Murray, the second prize a t-shirt signed by Andy Murray and two tickets to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum Tour and the third prize a Wimbledon 2015 Championships towel and two tickets to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum Tour. The draw will take place on Sunday July 12.

BRITISH10K LONDON RUN: The Vitality British 10k London Run is on Sunday July 12 and Chailey Heritage Foundation have four places and are looking for keen runners/walkers to join their team. The entry fee is £20 and the minimum sponsorship target is £200. To find out more or to book your place please contact fundraising@chf.org.uk or call 01825724444 ext718.

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