THANK YOU: To everyone who helped with Jazz on the Green, outside St Peters Church, as a massive £2456.84 was raised for church funds. Many people worked hard for months beforehand to ensure the event was a success and all your help is very much appreciated.

RECRUITMENT DAY: At Chailey Heritage Foundation is tomorrow, Saturday, from 10am to 3pm. Are you looking for a rewarding job where you can make a real difference to the lives of children and young adults? Are you caring, motivated, dynamic, passionate, inspirational and resourceful then do go along and find out more. Support workers for twilight shifts, weekends, mornings, days, evenings, nights and bank staff are all sought and there are other positions available. The Foundation offers flexible working hours and no experience is necessary as comprehensive training is provided. There will be the chance to have an interview on the day and an enhanced DBS is required. Simply just turn up or for an informal discussion about the roles available do call 01825 724 444 ext 309 or ext 300.

CRICKET: Chailey have two away games this weekend; a league game tomorrow, Saturday, against Bolney starting at 1.30pm and a friendly game on Sunday against Wadhurst which starts at 2pm. Prospective players and supporters are most welcome. To find out more do call 07709 946880.

SLEEP WALK: Sainsbury’s have 40 colleagues taking part in St Peter and St James Hospice Sleep Walk this weekend. If you would like to sponsor them please text 70070 with the code JSHH95 with the cash amount. Alternatively visit the store in Haywards Heath this weekend as there will be a chance to donate at the front of the store. Everything raised will be given to the Hospice at North Chailey.

CRICKET AT SHEFFIELD PARK: On Sunday the Armadillos, whose home games are played at the Park, have a game against the Band of Brothers (known throughout Kent as BB) starting at 11.30am. BB is the third oldest (formed in 1858) wandering club and requires members to have a territorial allegiance to Kent. The club’s history, at, is most interesting and its membership has included some twenty or more playing for the County, of whom seven have been captain. Most notable of these must be the members of the Cowdrey family. 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.

FREE CHURCH: Services this Sunday are 10.30am with John Goodway and 6.30pm with Giles Woodcraft.

LAST CHANCE: It is the last change to enter a raffle to win a tennis ball signed by Andy Murray and the late Fred Perry as the draw is on Sunday. Tickets cost £1 each and can be purchased at Gail Sargent, a lifelong tennis player gifted Andy a tube of white tennis balls signed by the late Fred Perry. Andy signed the tennis balls and in Gail’s memory, as she sadly passed away in 2010, gave one to be raffled by St Peter and St James Hospice, where Gail was cared for. For details of the raffle and other prizes visit

SUPPORT KEEN RUNNERS: On behalf of Chailey Heritage Foundation in the Vitality British 10K London Run this Sunday. Just visit to make a donation.

SOUTH DOWNS TR: The group’s club night is at the Horns Lodge on Tuesday 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

TODDLER GROUP: Grandparents Toddler Group meets on Wednesday between 9.30am and 11.30am at the Chailey Children’s Centre. This is a great chance to meet other grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren. For more information call Susannah Griffin on 01825 724335.

LUNCH: In St Peter’s Church takes place on Thursday from 12.30pm and costs just £5. For details of the menu visit

BUTTERFLY WALK: This two-hour guided walk on Thursday from 2pm to 4pm at Sheffield Park, with National Trust expert Matthew Oates, will look for and identify the resident butterflies. The cost is £6 per person and normal admission applies.

CAMPING WEEKND: The chance to spend the weekend outdoors in the grounds of Sheffield Park takes place on Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18. 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. The cost is adults £10 and children £5 per night and for more details call 01825 790231.

SUMMER SHOW: Organised by the horticultural society is on Saturday July 18 at the village hall. There will be the usual classes of produce, flowers, plants, photography, handicraft and cookery, plus two miscellaneous classes. The first is ten stems of sweet peas judged by the public for their scent. The second class is six chicken, bantam or duck eggs. If you have some sweet peas in your garden or if you keep chickens, bantams or ducks then do take them along to the show. Help is always available for staging exhibits. To find out more about the show or to obtain a schedule contact Peter Estcourt on 01273 400791 or at All are welcome to go along and see the exhibits from 2.30pm; I would recommend it as the hall always looks magnificent and the homemade teas are especially delicious. Prize giving is at 4pm after which there is an auction of produce.

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.

AFTERNOON TEAS: Will be served in St Peter’s Church on Sunday July 19 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.

PARISH COUNCIL: Meeting at the Reading Room, Chailey Green, on Tuesday July 21 at 7.30pm. Members of the public may attend and make representations if they wish.

NEW PARISH CLERK: Councillors regret that Bettina Newell, who took up the post of clerk recently, has tendered her resignation. The parish council has been fortunate in being able to recruit Stephen Treharne who took up his appointment in late June. Stephen can be contacted on 01444 831453 or at

BONFIRE AGM: The AGM saw the usual faces plus I’m pleased to report a couple of new ones, thanks go to Michael and John for joining the team. Many more helpers are needed to ensure the future of the society; so if you are thinking that you could help even occasionally the Society would be pleased to hear from you. Just call Chris on 07867 822492 or 01825 722148 to let him know how you are able to assist.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at

2) Like our Facebook page at

3) Follow us on Twitter @sussex_express

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Sussex Express - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.