WALK ON ROMANY RIDGE to identify the many varieties of butterfly on the heathland is this Saturday (July 25). Meet Karen Pritty, the walk leader at Romany Ridge car park to start the walk at 2.15pm. For more details call William Coleman, Chair of the Commons Society, on 01444 831098.

CRICKET sees Chailey in a league game on Saturday against Colemans Hatch which starts at 1.30pm. on Sunday there is a Presidents Game at the sportsground, just off the A272. 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 Parish Communion 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 Garden on Sunday the Armadillos, whose home games are played at the Park, have a game against the Missing Bail (a Dutch tourist side) starting at 1.30pm. All are welcome to watch the game and relax in the magnificent surroundings, with a picnic maybe.

WINDMILL AND RURAL LIFE MUSEUM will be open this Sunday (July 26) from 3pm to 5 pm. Entry is £1 for adults and 50p for children aged 10 to16. For more details call John Smith on 01825 723519.

PUNCH & JUDY SHOWS will be at the Bluebell Railway at Horsted Keynes Station on July 27, 29 and 31 at 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2pm and 3.15pm. The Punch & Judy shows are included in the price of travel or station admission tickets.

LUNCH IN ST PETER’S CHURCH takes place on Thursday, July 30, from 12.30pm and costs just £5. For details of the menu visit

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

CHAILEY COMMON BRUISING THE BRACKEN Jo Heading, senior ranger for ESCC, has said that the Working Horse Trust will be visiting the Common for a second time during August; the exact dates are dependent on how fast the bracken is growing and whether it is at the correct stage of growth to maximise the weakening. Many residents will know that the process is always worth including in a walk on the Common. To find out exactly when and where bruising the bracken will take place keep an eye on the Parish Council website,,and the Sussex Express, as East Sussex CC usually give them a press release.

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 Saturday August 1 to Friday August 7. If adults book Bluebell Bonus tickets at least 8 days in advance generous discounts are available for them too. Telephone 01825 720800 to book 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.

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 FOR FUNDS This year’s football competition is now open, and it is once again raising funds for the restoration of Maunsell Restaurant Car No. 7864. There are in fact two competitions. The first is to predict the final positions in the Premier League, and the second is to predict 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. The real winner is, of course, No. 7864, with last season’s competition bringing in more than £230 towards project funds. The closing date is 7 Aug., 2015. An entry form is at

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.

CRICKET PLAYERS NEEDED The Bluebell Railway team have seven players for the proposed social cricket match with Scaynes Hill CC which will take place at the ground next to the Railway on August 22. It is hoped to field a full Bluebell Railway XI and men, women, boys, and girls aged twelve and older of any standard are welcome. To play contact John Walls at

ART AND CRAFT EXHIBITION is planned at St Peter’s Church on Saturday and Sunday August 22 and 23. Work by local artists will be on display and light refreshments will be available. 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

NEW FARM SHOP Oakwood Farm Lifestyle opened on North Common Road, near the entrance to St Peter & St James Hospice on July 4. John and Sue’s aim is to bring together local food producers and crafts people to showcase Sussex produce and talent. There are free-range eggs, home baked pies and cakes, Beal’s charcuterie, Deerview chutneys and jams and cheese from Plumpton College. Teas, coffees and cream teas are available. Along with garden furniture and sheds including their signature ‘Hove Actually’ shed and a blacksmith on site making decorative metal items.

RAILWAY WINS BUSINESS AWARD The inaugural Lewes and Wealden Business Awards, sponsored by Rix and Kay solicitors, the aim of which is to offer formal recognition of business excellence. There were 16 categories of awards at a ceremony was held in June the Bluebell Railway received an award for Hospitality , Tourism, and Leisure for which they were a joint winner along with Pelham House Hotel.

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED Chailey Heritage Foundation is looking for a volunteer for Tuesday mornings, term time only, from September to meet and greet their Aqua Movers Plus Group. This will involve liaising with the school reception, signing the visitors in/out, issuing badges, arranging refreshments. clearing away and to be the point of contact whilst the group are on site .If you are interested is this or any other volunteering opportunities the Foundation may have please contact Kerrie Smart-Jones, Volunteer Services Coordinator, on 01825 724444 ext 139 or email

FOREIGN COINS Most of us have foreign coins left over from holidays and business trips and the coins just sit there. St Peter’s Church are now able to collect foreign, pre-decimal, out of circulation coins e.g. French Francs and change them into sterling as part of their fund raising. If you have some coins that you would like to donate to the Church please let Teresa Wenban, the Parish Administrator, know on 01825 722286 or at

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