WORKING WEEKEND: South Eastern Vintage Agricultural Club have a Working Weekend at Townings Farm, Plumpton Road tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. This a chance to see vintage machinery in action. This is part of the Farm's Vintage Harvest Fair and there will be rural crafts, sheep shearing demonstrations and spinning, hedge laying, tractor and trailer rides, information about bee keeping, a beer tent, refreshments, local produce, butchery demonstrations and special offers in the farm shop. Newick Folk will be playing on both days. Entry is £5 per adult (a weekend pass £8 per adult) and children free. Camping is available at £5 per tent and £6 per caravan. Please book camping in advance by email to [email protected] or call 01444 471352.

Friday, 2nd September 2016, 1:00 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 10:58 pm
Chailey news

LITTLE KICKERS: Is a fun introduction to football for 5, 6 and 7 year olds and takes place every Saturday morning at Chailey Common Sports Club starting tomorrow, Saturday. For more details contact [email protected] or visit To contact the team managers for pre-season training schedules, trials and joining details for Chailey and Newick Colts Sunday Youth League Teams contact Under 8s Neil Smith at [email protected], Under 9s Greg Milton at [email protected], Under 10s Ian Arbuthnot at [email protected], Under 11s Richard Frean at [email protected] Under 14s Jem Stone at [email protected], Under 15s Karl Luckhurst at [email protected] and Under 17s Steve Allan at [email protected]

CRICKET: Chailey play in the last league game of the season tomorrow, Saturday, against Streat and Westmeston, at the sports ground North Chailey, starting at 1pm.

CHAILEY FREE CHURCH: Has services every Sunday. A Morning Service takes place at 10.30am and an Evening Service at 6.30pm. All welcome to the services, visit for more details.

BRIGHTON GREYHOUND TRUST: Is the subject of the Women’s Institute meeting, at the village hall, on September 5. As usual guests or prospective members are very welcome to this meeting. The cost as a guest is £3 which includes homemade refreshments. For more details call Margaret Smith on 01825 723519.

RIDE AND STRIDE: Takes place on Saturday September 10 and you can raise funds for a very special chapel, St Martin’s Chapel at Chailey Heritage Foundation. This can be done by walking, running, cycling or horse riding between churches across Sussex. The Foundation is also looking for volunteers to ‘man’ the Chapel from 10am to 5pm. If you would like more information or are able to assist please contact [email protected]

PLAYING WITH PERSPECTIVE: A trail at Sheffield Park and Garden and continues until Sunday September 11. Excite your senses on this interactive trail involving mirrors, sounds and textures and see the garden from a whole new perspective. Normal admission applies.

FIND OUT MORE DAY: There is a Find Out More Day on Sunday September 11 and anyone, skilled or unskilled, who can offer a day a month or more to the Bluebell Railway are invited to find out more about volunteering in our various departments. Book your place on an orientation tour, and get more information about the opportunities at the Railway by phoning 01825 720800 or emailing [email protected]

WILL WRITING FORTNIGHT: Chailey Heritage Foundation is holding its first Will Writing Fortnight from September 12 to 23 and this is supported by local solicitors firms who have kindly agreed to waive their fees for writing simple single or joint wills, or adding a Codicil to an existing will. In order to participate it is asked that you make a donation to Chailey Heritage Foundation. To add a codicil to an existing will, they ask for £75, for a single will £120 and for a joint will £180.By participating in the scheme they hope that you will consider remembering Chailey Heritage Foundation in your will, although you are under no obligation to do so. A gift in your will would have a lasting impact, providing vital support for future generations of children and young people, no matter what the challenges. For more information and details of participating solicitors and how to book your appointment visit: or contact Jennifer Hanraads on 01825 724444 (ext.718) or email [email protected]

FUNDRAISING BALL: Takes place on Saturday September 17. This will be a glittering evening of delicious food, entertainment and dancing at Glyndebourne to raise funds for the Chailey Heritage Foundation. The evening will be hosted by Katie Derham, there will be a Charity Auction by Sotheby’s, food by Leith’s at Glyndebourne and live music and dancing. For more details visit or email [email protected]

BO PEEP HILL CLIMB: Is at Alciston on Sunday September 18. Volunteers are sought to assist on the Chailey Heritage Foundation fundraising stand and with bucket collections from 8.30am to 5pm at this classic car hill climb. For more information visit or email [email protected]

LUNCH CLUB: At St Peter’s Church is held monthly at 12.30pm in the church on Chailey Green and the next lunch club is on Thursday September 22. All are welcome to go along for a delicious meal, meet new people and chat and relax. The food is all freshly prepared and home-cooked with a main course, choice of puddings and tea/coffee for £5 per person. There is easy access and disabled toilet facilities. If you require transport or further information please contact Julia Guerard on 01825 722967.

JUMBLE SALE: In aid of Chailey Bonfire Society will be at the village hall on Saturday September 24 at 11am.

DINNER DANCE: In support of Chailey Heritage Enterprise Centre (CHEC) takes place at Newick Village Hall on Saturday September 24 at 7.30pm. CHEC is a charity which supports severely handicapped young adults by giving them the opportunity to work. There is a remarkable team of individuals who work there and the work they create is fabulous. For more details visit The purpose of the Dinner Dance is twofold; the first is to eat great food, drink fine wine and enjoy live music, with the Resevoir Frogs, surrounded by your friends and the second is to raise as much money as possible for this wonderful charity. Tickets are £45 and are available from Sam Francis at [email protected]

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