Chailey news
Chailey news

CRICKET: Chailey play in a league game tomorrow, Saturday, against Ardingly at the sports ground, North Chailey, starting at 1pm. On Sunday there is a friendly game against Plumpton and East Chiltington. Interested in playing league or friendly cricket? You will be made most welcome at Chailey Cricket Club. To find out more about cricket in Chailey do call Peter on 07709946880 and visit

TALK: Discovering Capability Brown is the subject of a talk at Sheffield Park tomorrow, Saturday, at 6pm. Author Sarah Rutherford will talk about her new book Capability Brown, Monarch of Landscape and give an insight into the life and work of this revered garden designer. Admission is £18 for adults and refreshments are included. Booking is essential on 01825 790231.

CHAILEY FREE CHURCH: Has services every Sunday. A morning service takes place at 10.30am and an evening service at 6.30pm. All welcome to the services, visit for more details.

50 THINGS WILD WEDNESDAYS: Take place every Wednesday in August, at Sheffield Park and Garden at 11am. The cost for each child is £3 to £5. Booking is essential on 01825 790231.

PUNCH AND JUDY SHOWS: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout August there will be Punch and Judy Shows at the Bluebell Railway Horsted Keynes station. Show Times are 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2pm and 3.15pm and each show lasts approximately 20 minutes. Travel from Sheffield Park or East Grinstead and alight at Horsted Keynes where you can enjoy these shows.

EARLY BIRD WALK: With Ian Woolsey, of the Commons Society, is on Wednesday from 7am to 9am. The walk is will be on Red House Common and followed by a hearty breakfast in the Forget Me Not Tearoom. Meet at the car park in Warrs Hill Road North Chailey. Visitors most welcome.

VINTAGE CAR DAY: Each year The Lamb, at Piltdown, hosts one of the best car shows in Sussex and this year it is on Sunday August 28. It showcases vintage, prestige and supercars from all over the county and is a fantastic day for the whole family with children’s activities, bouncy castle, beer festival, Pimms tent, stalls, barbecue, hog roast, live jazz and so much more. The day raises money for two very deserving local charities, St Peter and St James Hospice and Chailey Heritage Foundation. If you are able to help the Foundation with their stand, any time between 11am to 4pm, please contact them on 01825 724752 or

MUSEUM: The Windmill and Rural Life Museum will be open on Sunday August 28 from 3pm to 5pm. Entry is £1 for adults and 50p for children aged 10 to 16 years. For more details call John Smith (01825 723519).

CHAILEY BONFIRE SOCIETY: The organising committee continues to diminish and all roles need replacing; secretary, treasurer, fundraisers and of course those that plan, build and deliver the display. The hard fact is that without a Committee there will be no bonfire celebrations in Chailey in 2017. The decision whether the society continues is in your hands and if you are prepared to do something to help this society please give the chair Chris Farrow a call on 07867 822492 or email him at You can also find out more at the Society’s AGM at the Chailey Reading Room on Wednesday August 31 at 8pm.

VACANCY: The parish council proposes to fill a vacancy by co-option and if you wish to be considered as a candidate for parish councillor you will need a brief curriculum vitae along with a written explanation of why you wish to join the council and the skills and experience that you have that will contribute to the work of the council. Please send this information to the clerk to the council, Stephen Treharne, at the Parish Office, The Reading Room, Chailey Green by August 31. If you would like to know more about the role, before submitting your details, do contact the clerk at or on 01825 722388.

REWARDING PART TIME ROLE: Are you looking for a role which does not require child care arrangements (if that is a consideration for you). Then why not work at Chailey Heritage Foundation as a lunchtime assistant and assist with the general welfare, social care and educational support within the learning environment during lunch times. This includes assisting children with their lunch, personal care, providing a positive and fulfilling experience with a variety of activities and joining a very dedicated team. This position is part time working Monday to Friday 11.30am to 2.15pm during term time. Applications are welcomed at any time. The Heritage are currently also recruiting for teaching assistants to join the school in September 2016. The teaching assistant role is vital in ensuring that the very complex and disabled children can go to school, to learn, make friends and have fun. It is hard work, and requires commitment, but it is a hugely fulfilling job and can bring real joy. A job description, person specification and application forms for both roles are available at or for more information call 01825 724444.

LITTLE KICKERS: Is a fun introduction to football for 5, 6 and 7 year olds and takes place every Saturday morning at Chailey Common Sports Club starting on Saturday September 3. For more details contact or visit To contact the team managers for pre-season training schedules, trials and joining details for Chailey and Newick Colts Sunday Youth League Teams contact Under 8s Neil Smith at, Under 9s Greg Milton at, Under 10s Ian Arbuthnot at, Under 11s Richard Frean at Under 14s Jem Stone at, Under 15s Karl Luckhurst at and Under 17s Steve Allan at

WORKING WEEKEND: South Eastern Vintage Agricultural Club have a Working Weekend at Townings Farm, Chailey, on Saturday and Sunday September 3 and 4 from 10am to 4pm so this is a chance to see vintage machinery in action. In addition as this is part of the Farm’s Vintage Harvest Fair there will be rural crafts, sheep shearing demonstrations and spinning, hedge laying, tractor and trailer rides, information about bee keeping, beer tent, refreshments, local produce, butchery demonstrations and special offers in the farm shop. Newick Folk will be playing on both days. Entry is £5 per adult (a weekend pass £8 per adult) and children free. Camping is available at £5 per tent and £6 per caravan. Please book camping in advance and email or call 01444 471352.

CHANGING SEASONS: An exhibition at Sheffield Park and Garden continues until Sunday September 4. This exhibition by the Nature Corridors for All group is a chance to explore the changing of the seasons and see the work involved in restoring the Capability Brown landscape with this. Normal admission applies.

WI: Brighton Greyhound Trust is the subject of the Women’s Institute meeting, at the village hall, on September 5. As usual guests or prospective members are very welcome to this meeting. The cost as a guest is £3 which includes homemade refreshments. For more details call Margaret Smith on 01825 723519.

RIDE AND STRIDE: Takes place on Saturday September 10 and by taking part in this you can raise funds for a very special chapel; St Martin’s Chapel at Chailey Heritage Foundation. This can be done by walking, running, cycling or horse riding between churches across Sussex. The Foundation is also looking for volunteers to man the Chapel from 10am to 5pm. If you would like more information or are able to assist please contact

PLAYING WITH PERSPECTIVE: A trial at Sheffield Park and Garden and continues until Sunday September 11. Excite your senses on this interactive trail involving mirrors, sounds and textures and see the garden from a whole new perspective. Normal admission applies.

FIND OUT MORE: There is a Find Out More Day on Sunday September 11 and anyone, skilled or unskilled, who can offer a day a month or more to the Bluebell Railway are invited to find out more about volunteering in our various departments. Book your place on an orientation tour, and get more information about the opportunities at the Railway, by phoning 01825 720800 or emailing

WILL WRITING FORTNIGHT: Chailey Heritage Foundation is holding its first Will Writing Fortnight from September 12 to 23 and this is supported by local solicitors firms who have kindly agreed to waive their fees for writing simple single or joint wills, or adding a Codicil to an existing will. In order to participate it is asked that you make a donation to Chailey Heritage Foundation. To add a codicil to an existing will, they ask for £75, for a single will £120 and for a joint will £180. By participating in the scheme they hope that you will consider remembering Chailey Heritage Foundation in your will, although you are under no obligation to do so. A gift in your will would have a lasting impact, providing vital support for future generations of children and young people, no matter what the challenges. For more information and details of participating solicitors and how to book your appointment visit: or contact Jennifer Hanraads on 01825 724444 (ext.718) or email

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