Chailey news
Chailey news

SUMMER FUN: On Chailey Green, organised by St Peter’s Church, takes place tomorrow, Saturday, from 1pm to 4pm. There will be live music, games, toys, a fabulous raffle, food, cakes, strawberries and cream, art workshop, tombola, Harvey’s, Pimms and Bluebell Wine tents and many more exciting stalls. Entry is free. For more information or to donate a raffle prize call the Parish Office on 01825 722286.

BUTTERFLY WALK: Summer Butterfly Walk with the Commons Society is on Red House Common or Lane End Common tomorrow, Saturday, between 2pm and 4pm. All are welcome to join Karen Pritty to find these beautiful creatures, just meet at the car park, check which on the day. For more details call William Coleman on 01444 831098.

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.

TOY AND RAIL: Collectors Fair is at the Bluebell Railway on Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30. At Horsted Keynes station there will be stalls on the platform and in the station car park from 10am to 4pm with railway artefacts, model railway equipment and many other goods to be found. Normal travel fares apply. Horsted Keynes station admission ticket £3 per person. For more details call 01825 720800.

WINDMILL AND MUSEUM: Windmill and Rural Life Museum will be open on Sunday July 30 between 3pm and 5pm with entry £1 for adults and 50p for children aged under 16 years. For more information regarding the Mill call John Smith on 01825 723519.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY EVENT: At Futures Life Skills Centre and Hub, at Chailey Heritage Foundation, takes place on Wednesday August 2 from 4pm to 7pm. Do go along and find out more about what goes on at the Life Skills Centre and Hub. You’ll have an opportunity to participate in many of the activities we offer, see work produced by their service users on display throughout the centre and enjoy refreshments provided by GK’s Café and family friendly entertainment. To advise that you will be attending please call 01825 723723.

VOLUNTEERS: Have you ever wondered how to become a volunteer at Bluebell Railway, what it entails and who to contact? Whether you are male or female, skilled or with no previous experience, can offer a day a month or more, then why not go along and find out what volunteering in the various different departments on the Bluebell entails. If you are under 16 years, you can gain experience of such work in the 9F Club, but for those who are over 16 years, perhaps newly retired, or any other age, why not find out more? To help you narrow your choice of departments please ask for a volunteer recruitment pack on 01825 720800. To help you choose, you can also join one of the ‘find out more tours’; the next tour is on Sunday August 13. 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 August 13.

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 August 17. All are welcome to go along for a delicious meal, meet new people and chat and relax. The food is 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.

ANNUAL BUG HUNTING: Expedition, organised by the Commons Society, takes place on Wednesday August 16 from 10am to midday. This is for all the family to discover the weird and wonderful world of the mini beasts, do take a picnic for after if you wish. Also pots, sweep nets and magnifying glasses. Meet at Lane End Common car park. For more information call William Coleman on 01444 831098.

SEASIDE WEEKEND: Is at the Bluebell Railway on Saturday August 19 and Sunday August 20. Take the trains from Sheffield Park, East Grinstead and Kingscote to Horsted Keynes and visit the seaside as the Paddock at Horsted Keynes will be transformed into a sandy beach. This year there will be some exciting new displays and entertainers to bring some seaside magic. For lunch why not enjoy traditional fish and chips followed by an ice cream. For more details visit

EARLY BIRD WALK: Takes place on Wednesday August 23 from 7am to 9am starting at Lane End car park. All are welcome to join members of the Commons Society for an early look and listen to the birds on the common. This will be followed by a breakfast at the Forget Me Not Tea Room North Chailey.

AGM: Of Chailey Bonfire Society Ltd takes place at the Five Bells, Chailey Green, on Thursday August 31 at 8pm. For details of membership of the Bonfire Society please call Diane Palmer on 01273401900 or email

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