VOLUNTEERING AT THE BLUEBELL RAILWAY: A ‘Find Out More Day’ is taking place on Sunday February 14. Anyone, skilled or unskilled, who can offer a day a month or more to the Railway are invited to ‘find out more’ about volunteering in our various departments. And if under 16, you can gain experience in the 9F Club. Book your place on an orientation tour, and get more information about the opportunities at the Railway, by phoning 01825 720800 or emailing

BONFIRE SOCIETY: They are holding a Jumble Sale will be on Saturday March 5 at the village hall and the doors will open at 11am. If you can offer assistance with the sale please contact Diane Palmer on 01273401900 or email Diane is also the contact if you would like to have jumble collected although please note the Society are unable to collect before the end of February.

SPRING CONCERT: The Friends of St. Peter’s Church invite you to a Spring Concert and are delighted to welcome back Coro Nuovo together with soloists. The Concert will be held on Saturday March 12 at 7.30pm in the church on Chailey Green. The programme will include favourite movie themes. There will be an interval with refreshments. Tickets are £10 in advance or £12 on the night with accompanied children under 16 free. Tickets are available on the door or from Fiona Pearl (email on 01825 723135 or Janet Barnes (email on 01825 722574.

GOVERNANCE REVIEW GROUP: is looking for a secretary. The Bluebell Railway Preservation Society Governance Review Development Group wishes to appoint a Secretary to take minutes at meetings of the group and sub groups, produce final copy, and distribute these within the group. The candidate will have a good working knowledge of Windows 7 or above and will be capable of working in a sensitive environment where his or her skills in organisation and communication will be fully utilised. This post is on a voluntary basis and will provide the candidate with an opportunity to contribute towards the future of the Railway. The vacancy has arisen due to the increasing workload of the group as the review reaches an important stage in development. Candidates should contact the group at 07799116654 or

PLANNING FOR ST GEORGES FETE: one of the Bonfire Society’s biggest annual events is underway. The Fete will take place on Saturday April 23 and the Society are keen to hear from you if you are able to help, particularly with any of the following: site preparation, bar, barbecue, parking, Dog Show, the gate, stalls with homemade goods, cakes, tombola and a raffle, Coconut Shy, Rowing Challenge, Hoopla, Crepes and clearing up. If you are able to help or would like more details please contact Diane on 01273 401900.

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