WALK: Walk along the River Ouse tomorrow, Saturday; just meet members of the Commons Society, to car share, at the Sports Club car park (TQ389210) at 1.30pm. For more information call Linda Kent on 01444 440622.
CRICKET: Tomorrow, Saturday, sees Chailey in a league game, at the sports ground just off the A272, against Dormansland starting at 1.30pm. Prospective players and supporters are most welcome. To find out more about the league or friendly teams do call 07709 946880.
LADIES TEA: This is at the Free Church tomorrow, Saturday, from 3.30pm to 5pm. All welcome.
SHEFFIELD PARK: Cricket at Sheffield Park Garden on Sunday starts at 11.30am. The Armadillos, whose home games are played at the Park, will play Brighton Brunswick. All are welcome to watch the game 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. To arrange transport call Teresa on 01825 722586.
FREE CHURCH: On Sunday the Free Church is hosting breakfast at 9am which will be followed by a service with Derek Heyman at 10.30am. There is also a service at 6.30pm with John Goodway.
OPEN GARDEN: Holford Manor, North Chailey, a five acre garden packed with interest takes place on Sunday from 2pm to 5pm in aid of St Peter and St James Hospice. Admission is £3, with children free, so do visit and enjoy refreshments too.
ROAD CLOSED: Cinder Hill closed for kerb repairs which are planned to start on Monday and will take up to three days, but if the weather is unsuitable the start of the work may be delayed. During the work Cinder Hill will be closed between 7am and 5pm, except for access.
KNIT AND NATTER: Love knitting and chatting or would like to learn to knit then do go along to the Free Church on Tuesday at 7.30pm. For more details call 01273 890114.
PARISH COUNCIL: The council meet at the Reading Room on Tuesday at 7.30pm. Members of the public may attend and make representations if they wish.
NIGHTJAR WALK: This is on Tuesday with the Commons Society, starting at 8.45pm at Romany Ridge car park. This is a chance to hear the male nightjars churring; the walk will finish in the dark so take a torch.
TODDLER GROUP: Grandparents Toddler Group meets on Wednesday between 9.30am and 11.30am at the Chailey Children’s Centre, in the grounds of Chailey School. For more information call Susannah Griffin on 01825 724335.
LUNCH: Lunch in St Peter’s Church takes place on Thursday from 12.30pm and costs just £5. For details of the menu visit www.stpeterschailey.org/.
OUTING: Coach outing to Broad Water Warren Reserve is on Saturday June 20 departing the Sports Club Car Park at 9.30am and returning about 4pm. The approximate cost is £15. To book call Linda Kent, of the Commons Society, on 01444 440622.
FATHER’S DAY: Sunday June 21, at Sheffield Park there will be a barbecue lunch in the tearoom garden. There will be a selection of beers and ciders on offer provided by local microbrewery 360° Brewing. Access to the tearoom is via the car park.
MODEL RAILWAY: Model Railway Weekend is being held at the Bluebell Railway on Saturday and Sunday June 27 and 28. There will be exhibitions at each of the stations.
JAZZ: Jazz on the Green in front of St Peter’s Church is on Sunday June 28. Could you assist with a stall or do you have a bottle, an unwanted gift or chocolates that could be used for the raffle or tombola or books, plants bric-a-brac for other stalls? Assistance or items for any of the stalls will be much appreciated. If you are able to assist in any way or would like to donate items please call David Barnes on 01825 722574.
MUSEUM: The Windmill and Rural Life Museum will be open on Sunday June 28 from 3pm to 5pm. The entry fee is £1 for adults and 50p for children aged 10 to16 years. For more information call John Smith on 01825 723519.
WALK LEADERS: Volunteer walk leaders are being recruited for healthy walks in Chailey and Newick; as part of the nationwide Walking for Health project which aims to make people healthier and happier. A free walk leader training day will be held on Monday June 29 at Newick Community Centre from 9.30am to 4pm. For more info about volunteering as a walk leader or to book a place contact Paula Hubens on 07740 899559 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRANTS: Small grants to local organisations are considered by the parish council in July each year and applications need to be submitted by Tuesday June 30. Community grants are typically £250 or less to assist local groups and organisations with their administrative costs. A grant application form can be downloaded at www.chailey.org or for more details call the parish clerk on 01444 831453.
BONFIRE SOCIETY: Help save the bonfire society. The message from the chairman, Chris Farrow, is that there will not be a firework display in the village this year as things are at present. His message, which will be in Chailey News next month, is that whilst the ‘Bonfire society continues as a strong society in the village and the huge support we receive from the parish council, landowners, local services and the many that help on an ad-hoc basis we still really struggle with the underlying and ongoing physical effort that’s needed to sustain the various events we stage during the year. Regrettably our small team, yes it’s small and seems to diminish a bit more every year, has now reached a point where it is questionable that we can carry on. What we’re in desperate need of are those people that are prepared to give that little (a lot really) bit more in the planning, setting up, staging the various events and clearing up afterwards. This is without question a big ask but if you could be that person please don’t hesitate to get involved. In 2016 Chailey Bonfire Society, in its current form, will celebrate 50 years and what a shame it would be to miss. I really hope there is someone prepared to help, so if you are that person please contact me without delay on 07867 822492 or at my home on 01825 722148.Thanks in anticipation of your call.’ The society’s AGM is at the Reading Room, Chailey Green, on Wednesday July 1 starting at 8.15pm and its future will be the important topic for discussion. All are welcome to attend.
BOOT SALE: Car Boot Sale is at the village hall on Saturday July 4 between 10am and 2pm. Selling spaces are £10 each and they can be booked by calling Nicola Lack on 01825 721107 or email@example.com. Also if you have any unwanted items to donate to the church stall please call Nicola to arrange collection or deliver items to the hall from 8am on the day.
LEADER NEEDED: The Youth Group needs to recruit a lead volunteer youth worker and/or chairperson to continue running. Sadly the current Chair Gemma Kybert, who has been its leader from the start, needs to step down. The Group has fifty members and organises a series of events for young people in Chailey. It is very much hoped that a volunteer organiser will step forward to take Gemma’s place and to run this valuable group. Gemma remains available to assist and to offer a handover period to anyone who believes in the future of the Youth Group and wishes to help. If no suitable volunteer is found the group will need to close which would deprive our community of an important asset. If you are interested in helping contact Gemma via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bettina Newell, the parish clerk, on 01444 831453.
CLEANER NEEDED: At St Peters Primary School for help with cleaning after school. If you would like to apply for this role do call the school secretary, Lynn Packham, on 01825 722939 for more information.
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