EXHIBITION: Art and Craft Exhibition is at St Peter’s Church tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 11.30am to 5pm on Sunday. The exhibition will include some by William Hobday, whose work has appeared on the covers of Chailey News in recent months.

CRICKET: Bluebell Railway Cricket XI play Scaynes Hill in a social match tomorrow, Saturday, starting at midday. Spectators will be most welcome. For more information contact John at

CHAILEY CRICKET: Chailey play a league game tomorrow, Saturday, against Edenbridge, which starts at 1pm, at the sportsground just off the A272. Prospective players and supporters are most welcome. To find out more do call Peter on 07709 946880.

ST PETER’S CHURCH: Services this Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am and Parish Communion at 10am.

FREE CHURCH: At South Chailey on Sunday has a morning service at 10.30am with Ray Dadswell and an evening service at 6.30pm with Giles Woodcraft. On Tuesdays at 7.30pm there is bible study and prayer.

TREASURE HUNT: A family car treasure hunt will start and finish at the Sports Ground, North Chailey, on Sunday. Afterwards all are welcome to enjoy sports, games, afternoon teas and a bar with beers and wine. Entry is £10 a car with 20 percent of the entry fee going to the First Prize fund. Just contact Nigel at or 01825 723292 to book your start time.

PUNCH AND JUDY SHOWS: Are at the Bluebell Railway, Horsted Keynes Station, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout August at 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2pm and 3.15pm. The Punch & Judy shows are included in the price of travel or station admission tickets.

TRACKER WEEK: At Sheffield Park is from Monday August 24 to Tuesday September 1 and is a chance to use a bug tracker pack, which costs £2, and see what creepy crawlies you can find. Also there is Bug Shake and Bug Hunting on Wednesday and Bug Craft on Friday August 28 both from 11am to 12.30pm and each cost £3 per child.

EARLY BIRD WALK: With Ian Woolsey, of the Commons Society, on Wednesday starts at 7am at Romany Ridge Car Park. The walk will be followed by breakfast at the GK’s Cafe at Chailey Heritage. For more information call William Coleman on 01444 831923.

LUNCH: In St Peter’s Church takes place on Thursday, from 12.30pm and costs just £5. For details of the home cooked menu visit If you are able to assist those attending by providing transport, from either South Chailey or North Chailey, to and from the lunches please let Fiona Pearl know on 01825 723135.

ASSISTANCE NEEDED: The bonfire society plan to make torches over the August bank holiday weekend. If you have any wood (3ft long and about 1inch in width) or hessian or are able to lend a hand making the torches please contact Richie by email at

CHAILEY HERITAGE: The Foundation has been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of funds raised at the Prestige and Vintage Car Day, at The Lamb Piltdown, on Sunday August 30. If you wish to take your vintage/prestige car call 01825 724 688 and book a space. Otherwise go along and enjoy Real Ale, Pimms tent, bar, barbecue, hog roast, children’s play area, face painting, bouncy castle, live jazz, ice cream van and charity raffle.

MUSEUM: The Windmill and Rural Life Museum will be open on Sunday August 30 from 3pm to 5pm. Entry is £1 for adults and 50p for children aged 10 to 16 years. For more details call John Smith on 01825 72351

CARIBBEAN BARBECUE: Is at the Five Bells on Bank Holiday Monday August 31.

COUNCIL MEETING: The Planning and Environs Committee of the parish council meet at the Reading Room, Chailey Green, on Tuesday September 1 at 7.30pm. Members of the public may attend and will be given an opportunity to make representations if they so wish.

KNIT AND NATTER: Love knitting and chatting or would like to learn to knit then you will be most welcome at the Free Church on Tuesday September 1 at 7.30pm. Go along with your current project or if you are just learning wool, needles and tips will be available on the night.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: Meet on Tuesday, September 1, at 7.45pm at the village hall for a talk by Sian Trevellion on The Maharaja of Bexhill.

Guests and prospective members are always welcome, there being a nominal £2 charge. To find out more about the group call Margaret Smith on 01825 723519.

TRAINING DAY: A walk leader training day takes place on Wednesday September 2 in Lewes from 9.30am to 4pm. No previous experience is required just a friendly nature and the availability to lead a walks in the Chailey and Newick area at least once a month. Mileage costs will be reimbursed. For more details or to book a place contact Paula Hubens on 07740 899559 or

FIVE BELLS: Presents a Shake, Patty and Roll Night on Wednesday September 2, and the first Wednesday of every month. Do go along and ‘build your own burger’ from over 50 different fillings and enjoy Rock and Roll music and homemade milkshakes.

ARTWAVE FESTIVAL 2015: As part of the Art Trail, on Friday September 4 and Saturday September 5, The Chailey Six (artists Liz Howlett, Barbara Diamond, Cynthia Noble, Anne Weald, Pam Mark and, Jenny Scott ) will display a range of diverse contemporary and traditional textile creations at Chailey Reading Room, Chailey Green. The exhibition will be open from 10am to 4pm. There will be some items on sale and refreshments will be available.

VINTAGE FAIR: Vintage Harvest Fair at Townings Farm on Saturday and Sunday September 5 and 6. There will be working vintage machinery, rural crafts, traditional and rare breed farm animals, shearing and spinning demonstrations, wood workers local produce, tractor and trailer rides, craft stalls, beer tent, barbecued home produce and other refreshments. Camping is available; call Carole on 01444 471352 to make arrangements.

PIANIST: Chris Buley will be playing, during the evening, at The Five Bells on Saturday September 5.

POND CLEARING: Tuesday, September 8, at Markstakes Common the Brighton Conservation Volunteers, with Lewes District Council, will be returning to Markstakes pond where they cleared out a lot of reeds and other vegetation last winter. New volunteers are always welcome, no experience is necessary, just or go along to Markstakes Common or to learn more call 01273 736135.

SOUTH DOWNS TR: The group club night is at The Horns Lodge on Tuesday September 8 from 8pm, anyone with an interest in Triumph TR sports cars is welcome to attend this meeting. To find out more about the Group visit

GRANTS: To local societies were decided at the last parish council meeting and the following awards were made. To the Brownies £400, Rainbows £400, cricket club £350, Chailey and Newick Painting Club £200, Chailey Heritage Information and Parent/Carer Support £200, Women’s Institute £400, Commons Society £250, Allotments Association £250 and the Bonfire Society £1,250.

BONFIRE PROGRAMME: The programme is currently being compiled. Would you be interested in advertising this year? If so please email your advert to The cost for the advert will be £15 for a 1/4 to 1/3 page, £25 a 1/2 page and £40 a full page.

BLUEBELL RAILWAY: Does not have a start date for the Western Extension Project (WEP), from Horsted Keynes to Haywards Heath, but are beginning to address site planning and other permissions; as well as finances and fundraising. Currently, the Bluebell Railway owns or leases the track-bed to Ardingly and there is an existing railway line between Ardingly and Haywards Heath used by Hanson Aggregates. The proposed new Bluebell Railway line will be different to the old Ardingly branch because of business activity by Hanson and their use of the existing station. Part of the process is to decide public interest and passenger demand in a western extension to Ardingly and to find this out the Bluebell Railway are undertaking a survey. To help the Railway please complete the short survey at

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