Chailey

MUM AND TODDLER GROUP: At St Peter’s Church on Chailey Green, meet 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: On Sunday a morning service at 10.30am and a Christingle Service at 4pm with refreshments afterwards. All are welcome to both services, visit www.chaileyfreechurch.com for more details

PLANNING COMMITTEE: All Chailey residents are invited to attend the Parish Council’s Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday at the Reading Room, Chailey Green, starting at 7.30pm. Members of the public will have an opportunity to speak about any planning or related matter. The full agenda can be found on the council’s website at chailey.org. They look forward to seeing you.

CHAILEY WI: Meet on Tuesday in the village hall at 7.45pm for a talk titled The History of the Royal Command Performance by Dean Caston. Do go along you can be sure of a warm welcome. There is a nominal charge of £3 which includes home-made refreshments. For more information call Margaret Smith on 01825 723519.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: There is an evening of seasonal music and readings, at St Peter’s Church, Chailey Green, from leading choir Coro Nuovo on Saturday December 8 at 7pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be obtained by email at tickets@akmconsulting.co.uk or online at coronuovo.org.uk or by calling 01273 400994.

TRACTOR CLUB: Chailey Classic and Vintage Tractor Club Christmas festivities will be held on Saturday December 15. This will be a full day event and Tinkers Park have been invited so it will be a joint Christmas gathering comprising tractors, steam engines and fairground organ. The day will start, at about 11am, with a Christmas themed tractor run to collect for St Peter and St James Hospice. This will be followed by an evening of entertainment comprising Folk band, acoustic duo, open mic session, barbecue, raffle and an auction of promises. The route is still being finalised for the tractor run but, due to daylight hours and climate, the Club aim to arrive back at The Sloop, Scaynes Hill, for 3.30pm. All are welcome to the Christmas run and further information is available from Liz at chaileytractorclub@gmail.com.

PARISH COUNCIL: All Chailey residents are invited to attend the meeting of the Parish Council at 7.30 pm on Tuesday December 11 at the Reading Room, Chailey Green. The council will be considering and making decisions on a wish to range of matters relevant to Chailey and its residents. Members of the public will have an opportunity to speak on any issue they raise or draw to the council’s attention. The full agenda can be found on the council’s website at chailey.org. They look forward to seeing you.

LUNCH CLUB: At St Peter’s Church, on Chailey Green on Thursday December 13. Just go along and enjoy a delicious Christmas meal at 12.30pm, 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 stpeterschurch12@hotmail.co.uk or call 01825 722286.

CHAILEY REPAIR CAFÉ: Do take your item in need of repair, to the Café at the village hall, on Saturday December 15 from 10am to 1pm. The Café volunteers have the skills to repair almost anything which is portable. Bicycles have been given a new lease of life and toasters, irons, record players, table lamps, antique and modern clothes and handbags and much more. Whilst waiting for your repair you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and delicious cake. Everyone is welcome, entry and repairs are free but donations will be gratefully received towards ongoing costs of the service. For more information please email Bryan McAlley at chaileyrc@gmail.com. You can also find Chailey Repair Café on Facebook.

PATCHWORK FARM: Since it opened last year the Farm at Chailey Heritage Foundation has been a fantastic resource for their young people, as well as others in the wider community. You can help the Foundation keep the therapeutic farm running by sponsoring an animal at Patchwork Farm. From ‘cute and cuddly’ to ‘large and loud’ animal sponsorship makes a great gift for relatives or friends and starts from as little as £24 a year. For more details visit https://www.chf.org.uk/ways-to-donate.html.