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MUSIC is at the Five Bells tomorrow (Friday July 31) with Kathryn Anderson a singer-songwriter who plays guitar and takes an influence from American Country music.

RESIDENT PIANIST Chris Buley will be performing at The Five Bells this Saturday (August 1) and every first Saturday of the month.

KIDS TRAVEL FOR A QUID at the Bluebell Railway from this Saturday August 1 to Friday August 7.

CRICKET sees Chailey in a league game on Saturday against Balcombe which starts at 1.30pm at the sportsground, just off the A272. On Sunday there is a friendly game at the sportsground against Amberley. Prospective players and supporters are most welcome. To find out more do call 07709 946880.

ST PETER’S CHURCH services this Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am and an All Age Family Service at 10am.

FREE CHURCH, at South Chailey, has a service this Sunday at 10.30am with Ray Dadswell and at 6.30pmwith John Goodway.

CRICKET AT SHEFFIELD PARK on Sunday the Armadillos, whose home games are played at the Park, have a game against the Kenya Kongonis starting at 1pm.

PUNCH & JUDY SHOWS will be at the Bluebell Railway at Horsted Keynes Station every Monday, Wednesday & Friday throughout August at 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2pm and 3.15pm. The Punch & Judy shows are included in the price of travel or station admission tickets.

KNIT AND NATTER EVENING Love knitting and chatting or would like to learn to knit then do go along to the Free Church on Tuesday, August 4 at 7.30pm. For more details call 01273 890114.

CRICKET AT SHEFFIELD PARK on Wednesday August 5 the Old Amplefordians play the Old Rossallians starting at 11.30am. All are welcome to watch the games and relax in the magnificent surroundings, with a picnic maybe.

FIVE BELLS Presents a “Shake, Patty & Roll” Night on Wednesday August 5, and the first Wednesday of every month. Do go along and ‘build your own burger’ from over 50 different fillings and enjoy Rock & Roll music and homemade milkshakes.

LUNCH IN ST PETER’S CHURCH takes place on Thursday, August 6, from 12.30pm and costs just £5. For details of the menu visit www.stpeterschailey.org/. Thanks are due to the regular cooks, those that have donated kitchen equipment and Old Spot Farm, Piltdown, who have generously provided the Church with potatoes free of charge and are now offering a 10% discount on all produce. The Farm is also kindly donating a turkey for the Club’s Christmas Lunch. The Lunch Club is now well established and if you haven’t yet been along do try it.

SNAIL RACING WORKSHOP is at Sheffield Park Garden on Friday August 7 at 11am. Choose your snail and watch it go, whilst ticking off number 17 on your 50 things list. The cost is £2.50 per child plus normal admission and to book call 01825 790231.

FOOTBALL COMPETITIONS to raise funds for the restoration of Maunsell Restaurant Car No. 7864. Just predict the final positions in the Premier League and who will lift the FA Cup. Entry to each competition is just £5, and you can enter as many times as you like. Half of the entry money goes towards the restoration of No. 7864, and the remaining half is shared out among the winners; so the more entrants, the bigger the prizes. An entry form is at http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/football.html and the closing date is Friday 7 August.

VINTAGE TRANSPORT WEEKEND at the Bluebell Railway on Saturday and Sunday August 8 and 9 from 10.30am to 4.30pm.The displays of vintage and classic cars, stationary engines, commercial vans, steam road engines and motorbikes will be at Horsted Keynes Station. In addition a Bluebell travel ticket will allow unlimited travel for the day on all steam train services.

FREE EVENT on Tuesday August 11 from 10am to 12pm at Chailey Children’s Centre, in the grounds of Chailey School, for all families of children aged 0 to 5 and their siblings. All activities are subject to change and weather dependent. For the most up to date information on the events call 01273 335940.

SOUTH DOWNS TR Group club night is at The Horns Lodge, Chailey Green, on Tuesday August 11 from 8pm, anyone with an interest in Triumph TR sports cars is invited to attend this meeting for beer and banter. To find out more about the Group visit www.southdowns-trs.org.uk/.

RAFT BUILDING workshop on Wednesday August 12 at 11am is a chance for young people to get creative with natural materials. Once the raft is made it can be sailed on one of the lakes. The cost is £5 per child plus normal admission and places can be booked on 01825 79023.

MOBILE LIBRARY The County Mobile Library will be at Markstakes Corner, South Chailey on Wednesday, August 12, from 2.40pm to 3.10pm.

INTERACTIVE, MULTI-SENSORY walkabout performance, Mischief in the Wild Woods: The Wacky World of Oz, for children & young people with special needs (aged 2-19) and their siblings is at Chailey Heritage on Thursday and Friday August 13 and 14 at 10.45am and 1.30pm. The cost is £3 each, aged 2+, and to book a place call 01372 278021 or 07519 7472.

AFTERNOON TEAS will be served in St Peter’s Church on Sunday August 16 from 3pm to 5pm; with cream teas for two costing £7. If you still have room there will be an abundance of cakes to follow.

PARISH COUNCIL meets at the Reading Room, Chailey Green, on Tuesday August 18 at 7.30pm. Members of the public may attend and will be given an opportunity to make representations if they so wish.

CRICKET PLAYERS NEEDED The Bluebell Railway team are having a social cricket match with Scaynes Hill CC at the ground next to the Railway on August 22. Men, women, boys, and girls aged twelve and older of any standard are welcome and if you wish to play contact John Walls at j.walls1@btinternet.com.

ART AND CRAFT EXHIBITION is planned at St Peter’s Church on Saturday and Sunday August 22 and 23. If you are an artist and would like to exhibit your work do speak to Teresa Wenban at the Parish Office on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 2pm on 01825 722286 and at stpeterschurch12@hotmail.co.uk.

NEW FARM SHOP Last week I mentioned Oakwood Farm Lifestyle but omitted to say that at the moment it is only open on Saturday and Sundays from 10am to 5pm for supplies as detailed on their website http://oakwoodfarmlifestyle.co.uk/ and morning coffee and cake and afternoon cream teas.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE Members are having a trip on the Wey & Arun Canal so there will be no meeting in the village hall this month. However, they will be in the hall twice, once when a Disabled Group from Hailsham visit for lunch and again when another party from East Grinstead come for tea. Should you wish to assist with these activities do contact Carol Brown on 01825 723757.

TENNIS BALL donated by Kim and Andy Murray, and signed by Andy and the late tennis legend Fred Perry, raised a magnificent sum for St Peter & St James Hospice in a charity raffle. There were 2,021 entries raising £27,025 and everyone at the Hospice is grateful to all those who supported the Champions Raffle and donated. It costs £7,200 each day to cover all the services the Hospice provides, so the money raised covers nearly four days of care.

SUMMER SHOW was held by the Horticultural Society and some new exhibitors were welcomed and the standard of exhibits was as high as usual. Lots of people visited the Show in the afternoon, enjoying the exhibits and homemade refreshments whilst sitting in the sun. The RHS Banksian Medal (horticulture) was awarded to Jackie Pateman, Charles Ashdown Memorial Cup (first time exhibitor) Debra Dutton, J.C.Robinson Memorial Cup (vegetables) Peter Estcourt, Ormiston Cup (fruit) Ian Secombe and Jackie Pateman, Britten Cup (flowers) Duncan Clarke, Bineham Cup (sweet peas) Ian Secombe, Centenary Cup (outstanding horticultural exhibit) Diane Ellis, Lodge Cup (wine) Colin Divall, Griffiths Cup (handicrafts) Tina Mitchell, Ladies Cup (cookery) Janet Coughley, North Common Cup (roses) Ann Tillard, Marie Neal Memorial Rose Bowl (flower arranging) Kim Cowan and Children’s Cup to Louis Barnes and Ella Staplehurst. The most potatoes in a sack-was won by Christian Schlup. The Society’s next show is on Saturday September 12 and all are welcome to enter.

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