Chailey news
Chailey news

NATIONAL THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE TEAM: from June 17 to 19 Barclay are fundraising for the Hub at Chailey Heritage Foundation by completing the National Three Peaks Challenge. To find out more and to donate visit

CRICKET: sees Chailey in a league game at the sports ground, North Chailey, this Saturday (June 18) against East Grinstead 3rd Xl starting at 1.30pm. On Sunday there is a friendly game against Selmeston & Alciston at Selmeston Cricket Ground at 2pm. Interested in playing league or friendly cricket? You will be made most welcome at Chailey Cricket Club. To find out more about cricket in Chailey do call Peter on 07709946880 and visit

FUNDRAISING FOR BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION: Chris Farrow, Chair of Chailey Bonfire Society, is once again I’m taking part in the London to Brighton Bike Ride this Sunday (June 19) to raise money for British Heart Foundation and to the memory several good friends who have all died early as a result of heart disease; which includes his best friend Ian Speedie, aka the “Golden Sporran”. He would really appreciate your support and donating to a JustGiving page is easy just follow this link and JustGiving sends your donation straight to British Heart Foundation so it’s a quick and safe way to donate.

CHAILEY FREE CHURCH: has services every Sunday. A Morning Service takes place at 10.30am and an Evening Service at 6.30pm. All welcome to the services, visit for more details.

FATHER’S DAY BARBECUE: at Sheffield Park and Garden is on Sunday June 19 with and extended midsummer opening till 9pm. The barbecue will be from 2pm to 6.30p, with barbecue items costing from £5. Normal admission applies.

WORLD WAR 2 DAY: is on Saturday June 25 from midday to 4pm on the village green. All are welcome to enjoy vehicles of the period, music and dancing, food, beer and Pimms tents, stalls, games, art exhibition and grand raffle.

MODEL RAILWAY WEEKEND: is being held on Saturday and Sunday June 25 and 26 at the Bluebell Railway. Model and miniature railway displays will be at both Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park stations which will be open from 10am to 4pm. Do go along, enjoy a steam train ride and explore each of the stations and exhibitions. Passengers holding a travel ticket gain free entry to any stations. Visitors wishing to visit the station only will need to purchase an admission ticket. For more details call 01825 720800.

FRIENDS OF CHAILEY WINDMILL: The Windmill and Rural Life Museum will be open on Sunday June 26 from 3pm to 5 pm. Among the exhibits are photographs of Chailey from the early 20th century, the restored 1856 clock from St Peter’s Church and a record of the village’s military history going back to the late 1700’s.Entry is £1 for adults and 50p for children aged 10-16 years. For more details call John Smith on 01825 723519.

SMALL GRANTS: Each year the Parish Council makes a number of Small Grants (typically around £250) to assist societies and other Chailey organisations with their administrative costs, or with a special project. The closing date for applications is June 30 and the award of Grants will be considered at Full Council on July 19. An Application Form and further details is available at

EVENING WILDLIFE WALK: at Sheffield Park and Garden takes place on Friday July 1 at 8.30pm. Do join this evening walk to discover the nocturnal wildlife living on the parkland. The cost for adults is £6 and booking is essential on 01825 790231.

BIOBLITZ: at Sheffield Park and Garden on Saturday July 2 from 10am to 5pm. Just drop in to basecamp and help to identify as many species as possible on the floodplain meadow. Join a nature expert on a walk or try one of our family-friendly wildlife themed activities. For more details call 01825 790231; normal admission applies.

SUSSEX FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL 2016: is at the Bluebell Railway Horsted Keynes Station on Saturday and Sunday July 2 and 3 from 10am to 5.15pm. It will be a celebration of great food, drink and craft as trade stalls will be lining the platforms with the finest selection of local and specialist food and drink from across the county. As well as food and drink there will be quality crafts and giftware by local artists, makers and independent businesses. Enjoy freshly cooked bites, local craft beers or a glass of Pimms in the picnic area where you can relax and watch the atmospheric steam trains that will be running throughout the day between Sheffield Park, Horsted Keynes, Kingscote & East Grinstead Stations. There will be music from The Singing Chef, plenty of entertainment for the children and the opportunity to enter the free draw to win a dining experience on the Golden Arrow for two. Entry to the festival is £4 for Adults, £2 for Children and free for travel ticket holders. For more information or to book call 01825 720800 or email

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: meet on Tuesday July 5 at 7.45pm at the village hall for the annual meeting run by the members (rather than the committee) the content of which is always a surprise. I have heard the evening will involve a competition but know no more than that. Visitors, as always, will be made most welcome; there being a nominal £3 charge which includes homemade refreshments. To find out more, in advance, call Carol Brown on 01825 723757.

BRITISH 10K LONDON RUN: takes place in London on Sunday July 10 and Chailey Heritage Foundation have four places to allocate in this prestigious event. For more details email

THE BIG DRAW: Join the Commons Society for a day of sketching and painting, drawing your inspiration from the commons’ landscape, flora and fauna on Thursday July 14 from 10am to 3pm. Meet at the Sports Club Pavilion, at Memorial Common. No experience is necessary; just take artists materials if you have them or the Society will provide some basic materials for you. Also a picnic lunch. The Society will provide lots of encouragement and an optional introduction demonstration. In case of bad weather contact Linda ball on 07790 679295.

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