CAR BOOT SALE: In aid of St Peter’s Church, is at the village hall tomorrow, Saturday, between 10am and 2pm. Do go along and look for a bargain or for last minute pitch (costing £10,) call Nicola Lack on 01825 721107.
DRAGONFLY WALK: Colourful native species of dragonfly thrive at Sheffield Park and Garden and tomorrow, Saturday, from 11am to 1pm. There is a chance to join specialist John Luck for a guided walk to spot some. The cost is £6 per person and normal admission applies.
SHEFFIELD PARK: Cricket at Shefffield Park Garden tomorrow, Saturday, starts at 11.30am when the Bar of England and Wales will play Solicitors of England and Wales. On Sunday the Armadillos, whose home games are played at the park, have a game against the Bradman Foundation starting at 2pm. All are welcome to watch the games and relax in the magnificent surroundings, with a picnic maybe.
CRICKET: Chailey have two home games at the sports ground, just off the A272, this weekend. A league game tomorrow, Saturday, against Palmers starting at 1.30pm and a friendly game on Sunday against Gully Cricketers which starts at 2pm. Prospective players and supporters are most welcome. To find out more do call 07709 946880.
VOLUNTEERS: Volunteering at the Bluebell Railway you are invited to find out more about volunteering at the railway and to help you narrow your choice of departments you can ask for a recruitment pack on 01825 720800. Alternatively book a place on a find out more tour; the next tour is on Sunday from 10.30am until around 4.20pm.
ST PETER’S CHURCH: Services this Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am and an all age Family Service at 10am.
FREE CHURCH: Services this Sunday are at 10.30am with Martin Povey and 6.30pm with Simon Allaby.
AQUA MOVERS+: This is a fun and dynamic group for parents and their disabled children aged under 5 years old which is starting at Chailey Heritage Foundation in September. A free taster session in the Foundation’s hydrotherapy pool takes place on Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm. Aqua Movers+ is a chance 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 call 01825 724 444 or email email@example.com.
COUNCIL MEETING: The Planning and Environs Committee of the parish council meet at the Reading Room, Chailey Green, on Tuesday at 7.30pm. Members of the public may attend and make representations if they so wish.
KNIT AND NATTER: Love knitting or would like to learn then you will be most welcome at the Free Church on Tuesday 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.
WI: The Women’s Institute meet on Tuesday at 7.45pm at the village hall for an evening organised by the members rather than the committee. Visitors and prospective members will be made most welcome, to find out more about the group call Carol on 01825 723757.
SLEEP WALK: St Peter and St James Hospice is holding its annual Sleep Walk on Saturday July 11 and the entry fee is £15. The 10k route starts at midnight from the Dolphin Leisure Centre and goes around Haywards Heath and Lindfield and back to the Centre with everyone receiving a keepsake and a free breakfast. There will be prizes for the best costume. All ages are welcome and the Hospice is encouraging people to support this brilliant event and it is hoped that more people than ever will take part. If you haven’t registered online you can simply turn up on the night. For more details call 01444 471598.
VINTAGE TRANSPORT: Vintage Transport Weekend takes place over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9, at the Bluebell Railway. If you would like to enter a vehicle into this year’s display then the downloadable form is available at www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/ and entries close on Friday July 10.
WIN: Tennis History Gail Sargent was a lifelong tennis player and watched a young Andy Murray practising and was so impressed with his potential that she decided to gift him a tube of white tennis balls that had been signed by the late Fred Perry. Gail was battling ovarian cancer and sadly passed away in 2010. Andy and his wife Kimberley have decided to raffle one of the signed tennis balls in Gail’s memory, with the entire proceeds being donated to St Peter and St James Hospice, 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 and the draw will take place on Sunday July 12. For more details of the raffle and other prizes visit www.stpeter-stjames.org.uk.
10K LONDON RUN: Keen runners/walkers needed for the Vitality British 10K London Run on Sunday July 12 as Chailey Heritage Foundation has three places and are looking for people to join their team. To find out more or to book your place contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01825724444 ext718. If you would like to support one of the runners who has already volunteered do visit https://www.justgiving.com/Carolin-Gorzitze/.
TR GROUP: South Downs TR Group club night is at the Horns Lodge on Tuesday July 14 from 8pm and anyone with an interest in Triumph TR sports cars is invited to attend this meeting. To find out more about the Group visit www.southdowns-trs.org.uk/.
TODDLER GROUP: Grandparents Toddler Group meets on Wednesday, July 15, between 9.30am and 11.30am at the Chailey Children’s Centre. The group has the use of a wonderfully equipped room and a safe outside area full of things to do. This is a great chance to meet other grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren. For more information call Susannah Griffin on 01825 724335.
BUTTERFLY WALK: Take part in a two-hour guided walk of Sheffield Park and woodland to spot resident butterflies, including hopefully the Purple Emperor butterfly, on Thursday July 16 from 2pm to 4pm. The guide will be National Trust expert Matthew Oates. The cost is £6 per person and normal admission applies.
CAMPING WEEKEND: At Sheffield Park on Friday and Saturday July 17 and 18. Take the whole family for an enjoyable weekend spent outdoors in the beautiful parkland. Children can see how many of their 50 Things list they can tick off with lots of self-led activities available to try. Organised activities will take place in the evening and include stargazing with a team of expert astronomers. Adults £10 and children £5 per night. For more details call 01825 790231.
ANTIQUES FAIR: Antiques and Collectors Fair a first for St Peter and St James Hospice, with guest television presenters from Antiques Roadshow and Antiques Roadtrip. All are invited to attend this special event, at the Hospice on Sunday July 19 from10.30am to 4pm with admission costing £1 and parking free. Distinguished, local experts specialising in silver, ethnic antiques and clocks will be undertaking valuations. Items need to be portable and it will cost £5 to have three items valued. There will be lots of stalls to browse for hidden treasures, live entertainment and refreshments. There may still be possible to hire a stall (£30) or stall space (£25); to find out call 01273 400352.
AFTERNOON TEAS: These will be available in St Peter’s Church on Sunday July 19 from 3pm to 5pm. Delicious cream teas for two cost £7 and if you still have room there will be an abundance of cakes to follow.
UPDATED WEBSITE: Chailey Heritage Enterprise Centre’s (CHEC) new website at www.chec.co.uk/ is excellent. Another new online innovation is that CHEC is now on Twitter, @Chec1995, which is an interesting feed and a great way of finding out not only what is going on with CHEC but in the wider world of disability rights and opinions. The new Versa-CAMM large format printer is doing a wonderful job in the production of banners and canvases. The canvases are a beautiful product, ideal for displaying that special family photograph at its best. They have several sample prints of various sizes in their office and if you would like a better idea how they look just phone 01825 724376 to make an appointment. Banners are a really effective way of advertising your company or event and come in both hanging and roll-up formats; examples can be seen on CHECs Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/enterprisecentre. For an estimated quote visit the website and upload your creative.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Do you have a couple of hours free on a Thursday afternoon? St Peter’s Church would like to run an activities afternoon, with quizzes, board games etc. immediately after the Lunch Club every fortnight. It would be great to have a couple of people to help with this. Please call Nicola on 01825 721107 if you feel you could offer assistance.
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