Chailey news
Chailey news

MUM AND TODDLER GROUP: At St Peter’s Church on Chailey Green, takes place every Friday from 9.30am. This is free of charge and coffee, tea and biscuits will be available. If you or anyone you know would be interested in coming along please contact the Parish Office on 01825 722286 for more details.

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.

BLUEBELL RAILWAY: The Flying Scotsman will be at the Railway over Eater (until Wednesday). For details visit

LAMBING: At Townings Farm. Tomorrow, Saturday, from 2pm to 4pm Carole and Kevin Uridge will host members of the Commons Society and children to visit the farm and watch lambing time. There will be group visits to the lambing barn all afternoon. Meet by the Farm Shop Townings Farm, Plumpton Lane North Chailey. Please take care; advice should be taken for pregnancy, allergy and other health issues before farm visits. For more details of the visit contact William Coleman on 01444 831098.

LUNCH CLUB: At St Peter’s Church is held monthly at 12.30pm in the church on Chailey Green and the next lunch club is on Thursday April 20. All are welcome to go along for a delicious meal, meet new people and chat and relax. The food is all freshly prepared and home-cooked with a main course, choice of puddings and tea/coffee all for £5 per person. There is easy access and disabled toilet facilities. If you require transport or further information please contact Julia Guerard on 01825 722967.

ST GEORGE’S DAY: Chailey Bonfire Society are holding their annual St George’s Day event on Saturday April 22, from midday to 4pm, at the Waterworks field opposite Markstakes Corner. Entrance is £1 per adult (which includes free entry into programme raffle). There will be lots of stalls and attractions, a fun dog show, barbecue, refreshments, table top sale, children’s rides and more. It is not too late to book a space for the table top sale or for local organisations/charities to reserve a space. Contact the Bonfire Society by email at or phone 07376 071248. Also if you can assist the Bonfire Society on the day, making cakes to sell, donating tombola prizes please contact Diane Palmer on 01273 401900 or at

MUSEUM: Windmill and Rural Life Museum will be opened by the Friends of Chailey Windmill for the first time this season on Sunday April 30 from 3pm to 5pm. For more details call John Smith on 01825 723519.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: Meet on Tuesday May 2, at the village hall, at 7.45pm to discuss the 2017 Annual Meeting Resolutions. Over 91,000 shortlist selections were received from members and the top two resolutions will go forward to the National Federation of Women’s Institutes Annual Meeting in Liverpool in June. All WI’s get one vote for each resolution, for or against each one independently. If both resolutions are passed, at the annual meeting, the NFWI will campaign on both issues. The first resolution concerns alleviating loneliness and calls on every WI and the NFWI to work alongside health and social care providers and their local community to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness, thus ensuring better identification of lonely people in order to be able to offer them the appropriate assistance and support. The second resolution relates to microplastic fibres in the ocean, as microplastic fibres are shed from synthetic clothing with every wash and are the main contributors to microplastic contamination of the oceans. The resolution calls on Government and industry to research and develop innovative solutions to this problem in order to stop the accumulation of microplastic fibres in our oceans. WI members will have the opportunity to learn more about these issues and to discuss the resolutions at their meeting on May 2. The group are always pleased to welcome prospective members and guests for a nominal donation of £3, which includes home-made refreshments. To find out more call Margaret Smith on 01825 723519.

CAR BOOT SALE: On Sunday May 7 at Chailey Heritage Foundation car park, Haywards Heath Road, North Chailey, to raise funds for the Dream Centre Appeal. Pitches cost £15, for directions and to book your pitch visit and make a donation of £15 by Monday May 1. Sellers to set up from 9am and entry to the public will be from 10am to 1pm. A food vendor will be selling snacks, hot and cold drinks. For further information please call 01825 724 752 or email

VOLUNTEERS: The next Bluebell Railway Find Out More tour is on Sunday May 14. The meeting time is 10.30am, at Sheffield Park Station and the day should end around 4.30pm. Book your place on the tour by contacting the General Office on 01825 720800, or just turn up at Sheffield Park on May 14.

DRM PROJECT: Is a brand new online clothing store set up to support the Dream Centre Appeal, at Chailey Heritage Foundation. The founders of this project, Laura and Zoe, say on their website ‘The DRM project was set up to support the Dream Centre a brand new state of the art centre for disabled children and young people at Chailey Heritage. We are passionate about supporting this project because our children are both severely disabled and attend this school. The new Dream Centre will broaden their horizons and allow them to participate in sports they would otherwise not be able to enjoy’. All the profits from the DRM Project will go to the Dream Centre Appeal so do visit and see the lovely range of t-shirts, sweatshirts and accessories.

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