COMMONS SOCIETY meet on Thursday January 14, for the Survey Results meeting, as usual in the village hall at 7.30pm. There will be a raffle and refreshments and all are welcome. For further information call William Coleman on 01444 831098.

SHEFFIELD PARK AND GARDENS Would you like to know more about volunteering at the Park and Garden? If so, do go along on Saturday January 16 from 10.30am to 3.30pm to their Recruitment Fair and learn what is involved in becoming a member of their dedicated volunteer team. Meet in the events room adjacent to the Coach House Tearoom. For more details call 01825 790231.

FROM CHILDREN’S HOME TO SOLDIERS’ HOSPITAL Chailey Heritage in the First World War On Thursday February 4 Chailey Heritage Foundation is opening its doors to the local community for a captivating talk on its history, and an opportunity to learn about the work the charity does today. Established in 1903, Chailey Heritage Foundation has a fascinating history supporting children and young people with a range of conditions such as tuberculosis, rickets, and polio, even treating injured soldiers during both World Wars. Guest speaker, Dr Julie Anderson, Reader in the History of Modern Medicine at the University of Kent, will talk about Chailey Heritage Foundation’s pioneering approach to the rehabilitation of soldiers injured in the First World War. After the talk, guests will have an opportunity to have a look round some of the facilities, meet some of the charity’s beneficiaries and speak to its dedicated staff. The event will take place at Chailey Heritage Foundation between 6pm and 8pm and is free of charge, but numbers are limited. If you would like to come along please contact Jenny Hanraads on 01825 724444 (Ext 725) or email to receive a ticket.

BONFIRE SOCIETY offer a free licensed bar, throughout the year, for your special events. If you would like further information please contact Diane on 01273 401900 or email

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