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WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: The WI meet on Tuesday, at 7.45pm at the village hall for a talk by Gilly Halcrow on Churchill’s Secret Army. This meeting is open to everyone, not just the ladies. You will be made most welcome, there being a nominal £3 charge which includes refreshments. To find out more about the group call Carol Brown on 01825 723757.

JUMBLE SALE: The bonfire society are holding a Jumble Sale will be on Saturday March 5 at the village hall and the doors will open at 11am. If you can offer assistance either on the Friday evening from 7pm to set up or Saturday from 9am with the sale please contact Diane Palmer on 01273401900 or email secretary@chaileybonfire.co.uk. Diane is also the contact if you would like to have jumble collected although please note the Society are unable to collect before the end of February.

SPRING CONCERT: The Friends of St Peter’s Church invite you to a Spring Concert and are delighted to welcome back Coro Nuovo together with soloists. The concert will be held on Saturday March 12 at 7.30pm in the church on Chailey Green. The programme will include favourite movie themes. There will be an interval with refreshments. Tickets are £10 in advance or £12 on the night with accompanied children under 16 years free. Tickets are available on the door or from Fiona Pearl (email fiona.pearl@btinternet.com) on 01825 723135 or Janet Barnes (email janet.barnes42@btinternet.com) on 01825 722574.

VOLUNTEERING: A Find Out More Day for anyone wanting to volunteer at the Bluebell Railway is taking place on Sunday March 13. Anyone, skilled or unskilled, who can offer a day a month or more to the railway are invited to find out more about volunteering in our various departments. And if under 16 years old, you can gain experience in the 9F Club. Book your place on an orientation tour, and get more information about the opportunities at the Railway, by phoning 01825 720800 or emailing bluebellvolunteer@gmail.com.

ST GEORGES FETE: The bonfire society Fete will take place on Saturday April 23 and the society are keen to hear from you. If you are interested in having a car boot space or a stall please contact them via www.chaileybonfire.co.uk or call Clare on 07985 112968. Also if you can help on the day please contact secretary@chaileybonfire.co.uk or call Diane on 01273 401900 as help is needed with site preparation, bar, barbecue, parking, dog show, the gate, stalls with homemade goods, cakes, tombola and a raffle, coconut shy, rowing challenge, hoopla, crepes and clearing up.

PARISH WEBSITE: At http://www.chailey.org/ now includes images of the many historic postcards which are held at the Windmill Rural Life Museum. One postcard of the Reading Room with sheep and cattle is based on an 1898 painting by William Sidney Cooper, who was a well-known Kentish artist. The council would be interested to discover where the original painting is now kept. If you know do let the council know by calling the clerk on 01444 831453 or by email at chaileypc@btconnect.com.

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