HOUSE CLEARANCE Honor Lamb was much involved with the Chailey Commons Society and St Peter’s Church and following her death a service took place at St Peter’s Church last July. Naturally her house has to be cleared and a house clearance sale is taking place on Saturday (September 26) from 10am to 4 pm at Pellingbrook, Lewes Road, RH17 7NG. The sale includes bric-a-brac, collectables and books and 10% of the proceeds will go to St Peter and St James Hospice.

JUMBLE SALE is at the village hall this Saturday (September 26) at 11am to raise much needed funds for the Bonfire Society. Jumble donations will be much appreciated at the hall from 9am. There will be clothes, shoes, books, toys and lots of bric-a-brac so please go along at 11am and support the Bonfire Society; there’s sure to be lots of bargains.

WINDMILL and Rural Life Museum will be open for the last time this year this Sunday (September 27) from 3pm to 5pm. Admission is £1 for adults and 50p for children aged 10-16 years. For more details call John Smith on 01825 723519.

ST PETER’S CHURCH services this Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am and Parish Communion at 10am.

FREE CHURCH, at South Chailey, has services this Sunday at 10.30am with Erik Cornelisse and 6.30pm with John Goodway. On Tuesdays at 7.30pm there is bible study and prayer.

HISTORIC PULHAM FALL when the full flow of water crashes over the 10m rock face at Sheffield Park it is a magnificent spectacle. Do go along on Tuesday September 29 and witness he waterfall; it’s best viewed from the second bridge, the cricket pitch or the base of the falls. Normal admission prices apply.

CHARITY QUIZ is at the Horns Lodge Inn, South Chailey, on Tuesday September 29 at 8pm. Teams of up to 7, £2 per person entry. For more information call Linda on 01273 400422

GRANDPARENT’S GROUP meets at Chailey Children’s Centre on Wednesday, September 30, from 9.30am to 11.30am. This is a very friendly playgroup for grandparents and their grandchildren up to the age of five; there is plenty for the children to do. Do join them or for more details call Susannah Griffin on 01852 724335.

PHOTO WALK led by Ian Seccombe takes place on Romany Ridge on Wednesday Sept ember 30. Ian will give everyone a list of things to try and shoot by the end of the walk, just for fun, and he will be on hand to give advice on composition. So if you would like some help with shooting photos do go along; meet at Romany Ridge car park at 5.45pm. For more details call William Coleman on 01444 831098.

HOSPICE CALENDAR The calendar is being professionally produced, including photos from a competition earlier in the year, with all profits from sales going to support the work of the Hospice. The calendars will be available to buy from all Hospice shops and the Hospice Reception from the end of September .

SHAPING CHAILEY You will find a questionnaire enclosed with your October copy of Chailey News. Please don’t just shake the questionnaire into the bin but complete and return it to the Parish Clerk, Stephen Treharne, at the Village Centre, Lewes Road, Scaynes Hill, RH17 7PG. Why? This Survey marks the first stage of writing the Neighbourhood Plan which will define how we residents want our village to look in 2030 and will shape the pathway to that end. The Plan must reflect residents’ wishes, views, and ideas: it is for you to make your voice and preferences heard and participate in the discussion which will follow.

THANKS AND GOODBYE to Nicola and Steve Lack members of the congregation at St Peter’s Church; as in October they are going to sample living in France. Everyone wishes them well and will be forever grateful for all their input to St Peter’s. Nicola has, with great success, been responsible for advertising events. A replacement is needed, so if you feel this is something you could undertake to do please contact Teresa on 01825 722586; as advertising is a vital way for the Church to communicate with its community.

FAMILY FIRST AID is a three week course, on Thursdays, at Chailey Children’s Centre starting on Thursday October I. It will look at safety in the home from the child’s perspective; cover simple first aid for choking and airway problems; allergy and anaphylaxis; dealing with cuts and grazes; burns and scalds and much more. For more details call 01273


HIGHWAYS Parish Councillors meet with East Sussex Highways quarterly; the next meeting will be on Monday October 5. If you have concerns about an aspect of Highways in Chailey please telephone (01444 831453) or e-mail ( the Clerk, Stephen Treharne by Friday October 2. If you can’t meet this deadline, you can raise your concerns at other times as the Council are in regular contact with Highways.

PIANIST Chris Buley will be performing at The Five Bells on Saturday October 3.

108KM CYCLING event on Saturday October 17 the Mid Sussex Hillier is starting in Chailey at 8.30am to finish by 5.08pm. The course includes Ashdown Forest, Cob Lane, Clayton Windmills and Ditchling Beacon; with six information controls and lunch at 68km. Entry costs £5.50 (£6 if paying by Pay Pal) and entry forms are available at or by email from Entries need to be submitted by Saturday October 3.

VOLUNTEER WORKING GROUPS a winter working group will be on the common on Sunday October 4 from10am till 3pm. Meet at Romany Ridge car park (by the North Common Road to Wivelsfield).The group will be led by Mike Murphy, Education Development Manager, at the Sussex Wildlife Trust. For more details call 01273 492630 or 077713575281.

HARVEST Festival is at St Peter’s Church on Sunday October 4 at 10am and will be followed by Harvest Lunch at midday.

VINTAGE BUS DAY on Sunday October 4 there will be a number of free vintage bus routes operating to and from the Bluebell Railway; which includes Sheffield Park to Brighton. For the timetable visit

PUDDLE DUCKS Puddle Ducks West Kent and East Sussex are holding pyjama parties in all their lessons from Monday October 5 to Friday October 11 and have chosen to use these parties to fundraise for Chailey Heritage Foundation. All their swimming classes (which take place at the Heritage pool) will be undertaken in pyjamas as a life preservation exercise, but with a distinct party them. To find out how your children can participate visit or call 01892 617246.

KNIT AND NATTER EVENING Love knitting or would like to learn to knit then you will be most welcome at the Free Church on Tuesday, October 6, at 7.30pm. Go along with your current project or if you are just learning wool, needles and tips will be available. For more details call 01273 890114.

PLANNING & Environs Committee of the Parish Council meet at the Reading Room, Chailey Green, on Tuesday October 6 at 7.30pm. Members of the public may attend and will be given an opportunity to make representations if they so wish.

HOSPICE AGM on Wednesday October 7 at 7pm St Peter & St James Hospice will hold its AGM at the Beacon View Wellbeing Centre, at the Hospice. The AGM will provide an opportunity to meet the Hospice’s Trustees and some members of staff and be followed by the presentation of Long Service Awards to staff who have worked at the hospice for more than 10 years.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with a tea at the village hall recently; which members, former members and guests thoroughly enjoyed. Entertainment was provided by Margaret Watson, a harpist, which was excellent; with tunes ranging from Glenn Miller, Elvis Presley and Andrew Lloyd Webber. There were tables the length of the hall laden with delicious sandwiches, scones, jam and cream and a variety of cakes. Three founding members were present Connie Brooks and Jill Clutton, who are still members, and Jean Uridge now a member of Plumpton WI where she now lives. Thanks go to the WI Committee for organising such a memorable afternoon. The next meeting is the group’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday October 6 at 7.45pm at the village hall. Visitors and prospective members will be made most welcome, to find out more about the group call Margaret Smith on 01825 723519.

AUTUMN PHOTOGRAPHY workshop is at Sheffield Park and Garden on Wednesday October 7 from 9am to midday. The cost is £25 which includes tea or coffee or cake; for more details and to book call 01825790231.

PRINCE’S TRUST The recently announced Prince’s Countryside Fund is designed with a focus on the rural economy. Grants are open to community shops, pubs, farms and any outlet that provides a service to those in the countryside. The closing date for applications is October 8; for details visit

AUTUMN SHOW the Horticultural Society entries were up and the standard was, as usual, excellent. A pleasing number of visitors enjoyed a sunny afternoon surveying the exhibits. The following trophies were awarded British Caledonian Cup (vegetables) Jackie Pateman, Hickwells Cup (best exhibit in vegetable classes) Peter Estcourt, Bowling Cup (flowers) Linda Blaker, Weller Cup (dahlias) Linda Blaker,

Sam Briggs Memorial Cup (highest points in horticultural classes over 3 shows) Jackie Pateman, Chris Bone Memorial Cup (Drinks) Annelies Schlup and Jennie Brumell, Cooper Cup (cookery and handicrafts) Brenda Mathews, TSB Cup (flower arranging) Jean Piper, Village Cup (children aged 7 and under) Eddie Finch, best tasting apple juice the Parker Family and Drivepoint prize for floral art Jean Piper.

MAKE A WILL St Peter & St James Hospice are running a Will Writing Scheme from October 19 to 30. Appointments can be made now with participating solicitors which are offering their professional expertise free of charge in lieu of a donation to the Hospice. See for details about making an appointment and the list of participating companies or call Kate Gibson, Trust and Legacies Fundraiser on 01444 470711 for details.

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