ARTWAVE FESTIVAL 2015: as part of the Art Trail there will be an exhibition of contemporary and traditional textile creations at the Reading Room, Chailey Green, today, Friday, and tomorrow, Saturday, from 10am to 4pm. Work of the Chailey Six (artists Liz Howlett, Barbara Diamond, Cynthia Noble, Anne Weald, Pam Mark and, Jenny Scott) will be on display and there will be some items on sale. Refreshments will be available.

COLTS KICKERS: This is Chailey and Newick Colts youngest section and is for girls and boys aged between 5 and 8 years old. Their first session is tomorrow, Saturday, at the Sports Ground, North Chailey, starting at 9.30am. All are welcome, regardless of ability, just go along and give it a try. For more details email

VINTAGE HARVEST FAIR: At Townings Farm starts at 10am tomorrow, Saturday, and ends at 4pm on Sunday. There will be shearing, spinning, hedge laying and butchery demonstrations, working vintage machinery, rural crafts, farm animals, ferrets and owls, bee keeping advice from their resident bee keeper, local produce, tractor and trailer rides, craft stalls, Newick Folk playing both days, beer tent and refreshments. The day cost is £5 per adult and a weekend pass £8, with children free. Camping is available at £5 per tent and £6 per caravan. For more details call Carole on 01444 471352.

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT: This fair takes place tomorrow, Saturday, at Sheffield Park and Garden from 10.30am to 3pm. Volunteers assist in many ways at the Park and additional volunteers to help in the garden, parkland, tearoom, shop and with visitor welcome would be a great benefit. If you would like to know more do go along and meet their friendly team and find out about the various volunteering opportunities. Tea and cake will be provided. For more details call 01825 792205.

CRICKET AT SHEFFIELD PARK: Tomorrow, Saturday, sees The Pineapples play the Seagullions. On Sunday the Armadillos, whose home games are played at the Park, have a game against the Refreshers CC; the Bar of England and Wales’ pre-eminent cricket club which was founded in 1935. Both games start at 11.30am and everyone is welcome to enjoy the games and the magnificent surroundings, with a picnic maybe.

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

ST PETER’S CHURCH: Services this Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am and all age family service with holy baptism and Pete’s Puppets at 10am.

FREE CHURCH: At South Chailey, this Sunday has a morning service at 10.30am with Cavan Wood and an evening service at 6.30pm with Julian Rebera. On Tuesdays at 7.30pm there is bible study and prayer.

HISTORIC PULHAM FALL: When the full flow of water crashes over the 10m rock faces it is a magnificent spectacle at Sheffield Park. This is happening twice a week in September on Tuesdays and Friday from midday to 1pm, so do go along next week on September 8 or 11 and witness it. The waterfall is best viewed from the second bridge, the cricket pitch or the base of the falls. Normal admission prices apply.

POND CLEARING: On Tuesday, at Markstakes Common the Brighton Conservation Volunteers, with Lewes District Council, will be returning to Markstakes pond. New volunteers are always welcome, no experience is necessary, just go along to Markstakes Common and assist them or to learn more call 01273 736135.

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

TUFTY QUIZ: At The Horns Lodge on Tuesday at 9pm. For more information call Linda on 01273 400422.

NEWS FOR GRANDPARENTS: Starting from Wednesday the Grandparent’s Group at Chailey Children’s Centre is meeting every Wednesday from 9.30am to 11.30am (term time only). It is a very friendly playgroup for grandparents and their grandchildren up to the age of five and there is plenty for the children to do. New families are always welcome. For more information contact the Children’s Centre on 01273 336886 or Susannah Griffin on 01852 724335

IDEAS ARE WANTED: At an Open Meeting of the bonfire society on Wednesday, at The Horns Lodge at 8pm. Everyone is welcome to go along and help brainstorm ideas for the village bonfire night celebrations. New ideas are essential and it may be that you have suggestions that would help the society raise the necessary funds. The bonfire society would love to hear all ideas so please join in this meeting. Attending will not commit you to anything; but if you do wish to help the Society from time to time your assistance will be much appreciated. If you have some suggestions but are unable to attend the meeting do let Diane know them on 01273 401900.

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

RIDE AND STRIDE: Takes place on Saturday September 12 to raise funds for church restoration by cycling, walking, using wheelchairs or riding on horseback to and from historic churches. The money raised will be shared equally between The Sussex Historic Churches Trust and the church or chapel that is nominated. Chailey Heritage Foundation are inviting people to take part in the event and raise sponsorship for St Martin’s Chapel, which is in the Foundation’s grounds, Having seen inside this quaint Grade II listed building, which dates from1913, I would recommend everyone to visit it on September 12 between 9am and 5pm. For more information and a sponsor form visit GK’S Café, which is nearby the Chapel, will be open all day for refreshments.

AUTUMN SHOW: The show is at the village hall on Saturday September 12. For a show schedule call Janet Keet-Black on 01273 400699. You will find there are classes for vegetables, flowers, fruit, pot plants, alcoholic drinks, cordial, handicrafts, art, photography, cookery, flower arranging and children’s classes in age categories, pre-school, 7 years and under and aged 8 to 11 years. So there is a class that everyone can enter; if you have never entered before members of the Horticultural Society will be on hand to help you with your exhibits, so please enter and/or encourage your children to do. Also do go along and see the magnificent display of exhibits from 2.30pm, enjoy delicious refreshments which include homemade cakes, and maybe stay a while as there will be prize giving and an auction of produce at about 4pm.

FREE ENTRY: To Sheffield Park and Garden is available on Saturday September 12 from 10am to 5pm (last entrance 4pm). You can follow a self-guided walk around the garden and wider estate and learn about the fascinating history of the house and garden.

MUSEUM: The Windmill and Rural Life Museum will open on National Heritage Day, Sunday September 13 from 3pm to 5pm. Admission will be free in recognition of the generous grant made for the renovation of the Mill.

PARISH COUNCIL: The council meet at the Reading Room, Chailey Green, on Tuesday September 15 at 7.30pm. Members of the public may attend and will be given an opportunity to make representations if they so wish.

CHANGE IN TEACHING STAFF: At Chailey St Peter’s Primary School as Hannah Zuniga after six years at St Peter’s left at the end of the summer term to join St Wilfred’s Catholic Primary School at Burgess Hill. Karl Luckhurst, known to many for his association with Newick and Chailey Colts, is being welcomed to the teaching team. There is also a change of clerk to the governing body as after eleven years I resigned from the role, in the summer term, but as yet do not have details of my successor.

PAINTING WORKSHOPS: Talented local mouth painter, Barry West is running monthly painting workshops at Futures Life Skills Centre, at Chailey Heritage Foundation, for budding artists. In a recent session the group worked on ‘Sunset’s’ with fantastic final pieces which can be seen at For more information about the sessions contact Futures Life Skills Centre on 01323 723 723 or email

100 CLUB: Now is the chance to join the 100 Club at St Peter’s Church and so help raise funds for this historic church. The cost is £12 for each number for the year. To join contact Anthony Meadows on 7802 400137 or email

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