ST PETER’S CHURCH services this Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am and Parish Communion at 10am. For help with transport call Teresa on 01825 722586. Thanks go to all who supported the Choir, in the hymnathon at Lancing Chapel, and helped them raise more than £500 for the Friends of Sussex Hospices.

FREE CHURCH, at South Chailey, has services this Sunday at 10.30am with Peter Barry and 6.30pm with Robin Jones. On Tuesdays at 7.30pm there is bible study and prayer.

SOUTH DOWNS TR Group club night is at The Horns Lodge on Tuesday, October 13, from 8pm. This will be a very interesting meeting as one of their members, Fearghal Tucker, will be giving an illustrated talk relating to his experiences whilst in Sierra Leone, earlier this year, assisting during the Ebola crisis. To find out more about the Group visit

TUFTY QUIZ is at The Horns Lodge on Tuesday, October 13, at 9pm. For more information call Linda on 01273 400422.

MOBILE LIBRARY The County Mobile Library will be at Markstakes Corner, South Chailey on Wednesday, October 14, from 2.40pm to 3.10pm.

HISTORY OF SMUGGLING in Sussex and Kent is the subject of the Commons Society meeting on Thursday, October 15. This will be a lively talk by Geoff Hutchinson, in character, on the phenomenon of smuggling from days gone by to present times. Prospective members and guests most welcome. Call William Coleman on 01444 831098 for more details.

108KM CYCLING EVENT the Mid Sussex Hillier is starts in Chailey on Saturday October 17 at 8.30am to finish by 5.08pm. The course includes Ashdown Forest, Cob Lane, Clayton Windmills and Ditchling Beacon. The route and event details can be found at

FUNGI WALKS take place at Sheffield Park and Garden on Saturday October 17 and Wednesday October 21 starting at 9am. Take a stroll with one of the gardening team and admire the many varieties of fungi to be found. The cost, for adults, is £6 and places can be booked by calling 01825790231.

AUTUMN PHOTOGRAPHY workshop is at Sheffield Park and Garden on Saturday October 17 from 9am to midday. The cost is £25 which includes tea or coffee or cake; for more details or to book call 01825 790231.

QUIZ NIGHT the pavilion at the sports ground urgently requires refurbishment and there will be Quiz Night on Saturday October 17at 7pm at Newick village hall. Do join in and help raise funds for this much needed community project. There will be prizes and a fabulous ploughman’s supper. Entry is £9, for more details and tickets call 01273 890777.

BRIGHT 10 MILE RUN Chailey Heritage Foundation has two places to allocate in this inaugural event on Sunday October 18. For further information or to book a place contact

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

KNIT AND NATTER EVENING Love knitting or would like to learn then you will be most welcome at the Free Church on Tuesday October 20 at 7.30pm. Go along with your current project or if just learning wool, needles and tips will be available. To find out more call 01273 890114.

PARISH COUNCIL meet at the Reading Room, Chailey Green, on Tuesday October 20 at 7.30pm. Members of the public may attend and will be given an opportunity to make representations if they so wish.

LUNCH IN ST PETER’S CHURCH takes place on Thursday October 22 from 12.30pm and costs just £5. For details of the menu visit Transport is available, just call Fiona Pearl on 01825 723135 to make arrangements.

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY AGM is at the Reading Room, Chailey Green, on Thursday October 22 at 8pm. All are welcome; all offers of help and ideas will be much appreciated particularly suggestions for encouraging entries in the children’s categories.

CAR RALLY/QUIZ On Saturday October 24 St Peters’ Church are holding a ‘Discover our village Car Rally/Quiz’ setting off from 10am. There is the option of breakfast (egg and bacon roll with tea or coffee) whilst you check in from 9am and lunch (jacket potato with chilli, coronation chicken or coleslaw and green salad, a dessert and tea or coffee) from midday. The cost for breakfast is £3 and lunch £5 per person and the quiz £5 per car and the proceeds will go to St Peter’s Church. The winning prize will be a luxury hamper. To book your place call Teresa Wenban on 01825 722586 by Wednesday October 14.

FUNGI WALK on this walk on Wednesday October 28 you will locate and identify fungi on Romany Ridge Common; meet at the car park for that common for a 2pm start. All welcome, for more information visit or call William Coleman on 01444 831098.

‘SUSSEX QUERKY FACTS’ is the talk at Lewes Windmill District Guides Trefoil Guild open meeting on October 21 at 7.30pm the Free Church, South Chailey. A warm welcome is extended to everyone; the cost is £5 to include a ploughman’s supper. Tickets in advance are available from Linda Samson on 01825 723171. You are welcome to join the Group who have a varied programme and so support Girl Guiding in the District. The Group meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm, usually in Newick Community Centre but there is a change of venue for this month’s meeting.

KIDS FOR A QUID is the special Half Term Offer from Saturday October 24 to Sunday November 1 at the Bluebell Railway, with trains running on the hour from 11am to 3pm. If you book at least 8 days in advance with Bluebell Bonus tickets you will get generous discounts on adult tickets; just visit

CHAILEY SCHOOL from September 2014 schools became responsible for their own in-year admissions. If you would like to apply for a place at Chailey School then please contact Mrs Caroline Peck, Admissions Secretary, on 01273 890407 ext. 245 and she will make an appointment for you to visit the school and meet key staff. Applications to move to secondary school from Year 6 must however be submitted to East Sussex County Council by Friday October 30. For details and to be directed to an application form visit

GIANTS OF STEAM will be at the Bluebell Railway over the weekend of October 31and November 1. In addition to the Bluebell Railway’s own ‘giants’ there will be some visiting locos booked for the event in the form of BR Standard class 7 No. 70000 ‘Britannia’ and SR class V No. 925 “Cheltenham”. These will run alongside the Southern Railway S15 Class Number 847, Southern Railway Q Class number 30541 and British Railways Standard Class 5 number 73082 ‘Camelot’.

SHOE BOXES This is a long running Christmas tradition at St Peter’s Church where the idea is to fill a shoe box with useful items for a boy or girl of certain age. These can be toys, school supplies, hygiene items etc. Filled boxes need to be delivered to Joy by Monday November 2; for more information or to arrange delivery call Joy on 01825 722936.

FRIENDS OF SHEFFIELD PARK FUNDRAISING DAY Thanks to all who helped those who looked after the stalls; the musicians jazz band and the saxophone group, the Operations Department, who worked the Brake Van shuttles into and out of the Pumphouse Siding; and Tim Baker, who kindly donated tickets for the Wealden Rambler, which were raffled. A magnificent £750 was raised which will cover the cost of providing concrete bases for the tables located in the Picnic Area. This work will be undertaken early next year in time for spring.

ANNUAL REVIEW AND ACCOUNTS Following St Peter St James AGM the Annual Review and Accounts can both be viewed online at can be collected from the reception at the Hospice. The Annual Review contains information on income and expenditure, services and outcomes, managing and funding the organisation, the Royal opening of Beacon View Wellbeing Centre and key facts from 2014 to 2015.

FUTURES LIFE SKILLS CENTRE NEWS Chailey Heritage Foundation is delighted to announce that Futures Life Skills Centre has been reviewed and accepted to become an ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) Training Centre. This means that there is now a permanent training facility for individuals with complex physical disabilities, high health needs, sensory impairments and associated learning difficulties. Futures Life Skills Centre will be able to offer short courses and qualifications including The Personal Progress Qualification; which gives individuals the chance to gain an award, a certificate and eventually a diploma qualification with a focus on personalised learning and progression. The qualification is credit based and the more credits an individual receives the higher the qualification they receive. Units include developing skills in communication, ICT, independence, community participation, engaging with the world around, technology and participating in sporting activities. For more information, please contact the Centre on 01825 723 723 or e-mail

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