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

CHRIS FARROW: Chair of Chailey Bonfire Society, is cycling in the London to Brighton Bike Ride on Sunday; to raise money for the British Heart Foundation in memory of those who have died early as a result of heart disease. He’d really appreciate your support with his fundraising, just visit

SHEFFIELD PARK: Cricket at Sheffield Park Garden. The Armadillos, whose home games are played at the Park, have two games this weekend starting at 11.30am. Tomorrow, Saturday, they play the Hornets and on Sunday Chelsea Arts Club. 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, Parish Communion at 10am and a healing service at 7pm. Also on Sunday teas will be served in the church from 3pm to 5pm; with cream teas for two costing £7. If you still have room there will be an abundance of cakes to follow.

FREE CHURCH: Services this Sunday are at 10.30am with Peter Morgan and 6.30pm with Giles Woodcroft.

FATHER’S DAY: On Sunday, at Sheffield Park there will be a barbecue lunch in the tearoom garden. Access to the tearoom is via the car park.

DRAGONFLY WALK: Native species of dragonfly thrive at Sheffield Park and Garden. On Saturday June 27 and Saturday July 4, from 11am to 1pm, there is a chance to join specialist John Luck for a guided walk to spot some of the colourful native dragonflies. The cost is £6 per person and normal admission applies.

MODEL RAILWAY WEEKEND: This is being held at the Bluebell Railway on Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28. Visit the platforms, the Birch Grove Suite and locomotive works at Sheffield Park for Gauge 1 including live steam, Thornbury Hill 00 and other layouts and traders. At Horsted Keynes the platforms, waiting rooms and the Carriage and Wagon Works will feature more layouts and traders including the first showing of the new P4 layout Plumpton Green, and other layouts in N, OO and O. For more details call 01825 720800.

JAZZ ON THE GREEN: On Sunday June 28 in front of St Peter’s Church. If you have a bottle, an unwanted gift or chocolates that could be used for the raffle or tombola or items for the books, plant, bric-a-brac or other stalls please call David Barnes on 01825 722574. The Beer, Bubbly and Pimms tent opens at 12.30pm and ploughman’s lunches will also be available at this time.

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.

VOLUNTEER WALK LEADERS: For healthy walks in Chailey and Newick, as part of the nationwide Walking for Health project, are needed. A free walk leader training day is at Newick Community Centre on Monday June 29 at from 9.30am to 4pm. For more information call Paula Hubens on 07740 899559.

SMALL GRANTS: Applications to the Parish Council need to be submitted by Tuesday June 30 to be considered in July. 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 or for more details call the parish clerk on 01444 831453.

CHARITY QUIZ: This is at the Horns Lodge Inn on Tuesday June 30 at 8pm. Teams of up to seven, £2 per person entry. For more information call Linda on 01273 400422.

TODDLER GROUP: The Grandparents Toddler Group meets on Wednesday July 1 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 information call Susannah Griffin on 01825 724335.

SAVE THE BONFIRE SOCIETY: At the moment it is unlikely that there will be a firework display in the village this year. There is support for the society and many help on an ad-hoc basis but the small committee really struggle with the physical effort that is needed to sustain the various fundraising events and the bonfire celebrations. Regrettably the small team has diminished to such a point where it is questionable that the society can carry on. It is in desperate need of people who are prepared to give their help and time towards the planning, setting up, staging the various events and clearing up afterwards. If you are able to assist the society please call Chris Farrow as soon as possible on 07867 822492 or 01825 722148. 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. Please go along, especially if you are keen and able to help ensure this wonderful Society continues in our village.

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 or email 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.

SLEEPWALK: This is being held on Saturday July 11 and St Peter and St James Hospice need volunteer marshalls to maintain the safety of all the walkers at key positions on the route. The marshalls also encourage the walkers and help to answer any queries they may have. If can assist with this or would like more information call 01444 470208.

10K LONDON RUN: Vitality British 10K London Run is on Sunday July 12 Chailey Heritage Foundation have four places in this Run and are looking for keen runners/walkers to join their team. The entry fee is £20 and the minimum sponsorship target is £200. The Foundation will provide running shirts/vests, publicity material, sponsorship forms, gift aid information and details about how to set up a JustGiving page. To find out more or to book your place please contact or call 01825724444 ext718.

YOUTH GROUP: The group needs to recruit a volunteer organiser to continue. It is very much hoped that someone will step forward to run the Youth Group otherwise it will close this month. If you are interested in helping please contact Gemma via email at 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.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN: The plan needs more input from residents. The Steering Group has established three taskforces; Community, Environment and Housing, Local Economy and Transport. Residents are welcome to participate in these groups, if you would like to join one do contact Jack Cranfield at

PEDESTRIAN REFUGE: Is it a good idea on the A275 to the south of Mill Lane? Initial estimates suggest that this project could cost £25,000 to £30,000 and, under the Community Match Initiative, half the cost would be paid by the Parish Council. Would a crossing at this point (close to the bus stop) be used? Who by? Is it necessary? The Parish Council would welcome your views and please send them to the Parish Clerk at the Village Centre, Lewes Road, Scaynes Hill RH17 7PG or email

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