Scaynes Hill

Scaynes Hill news
Scaynes Hill news

Chailey Commons Walk and Picnic: On Sunday 24 July, from about 12.30 pm – 14.30 pm, Linda Ball and William Coleman of Chailey Common Society will be leading a guided walk. They will meet at Chailey Sports Pavilion Car Park on A272, 100 metres west of the King’s Head Crossroad at Chailey. Starting with a picnic on the Common they will follow a circular walk around the beautiful lowland heath, designated a National Nature Reserve in 1966 and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Go along and find out more about the history of the Common and its unique habitat on a guided walk. All are welcome. Even if you aren’t able to do the full walk, please do join them for the picnic. It’s just a short walk from the car park to the picnic spot.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity: The staff at The Inn on The Green and The Queen’s Head (sister pub) are coming together to raise awareness and money for Great Ormond Street.

A team of 8 of will work together to reach their target of £3000 over the upcoming weeks and would really appreciate any donations that you would like to give them! Here is their JustGiving Page if you would like to donate…/theparachutingpintpullers

Inn on the Green: Monthly Quiz

Just a reminder that the pub now holds a very well supported monthly quiz. It is held on the first Wednesday of the month and starts at 8.00pm in the restaurant. The cost is just £2.00 per person with a maximum of 6 players per team. There is always a special meal deal on for those participating. The next Quiz Night will be on Wednesday 3 August so there is no excuse for missing it.

St Augustine’s Church

Community Choir News: Please go along to The Inn on the Green to hear Scaynes Hill Community Choir sing at their FREE end of year performance. The performance starts at 7.00pm on Thursday 21st July. If you haven’t heard them before they are excellent and well worth making the time to go and listen to.

Family Support Work: The total amount of money raised for Family Support Work from the sale of teas at the Scaynes Hill Open Gardens was £240.95. Thank you to everyone who contributed for their support for FSW.

Scaynes Hill Flower Show (Written by SHFS Organisers): A big ‘thank you’ to all our exhibitors, helpers, judges and stewards without whose support the Show would not have been the success it was. Our Horticulture Judge said that with the very wet Winter and the unseasonably hot dry/cold windy spell in Spring it was not surprising that our garden plants had suffered, so well done to all those who managed to produce the colourful array of exhibits. This year there was an unusually high number of preserves in the Cookery Section which perhaps indicated a surplus of fruit and vegetables from last Summer. We included in our Junior Section a Class entitled ‘A portrait of the Queen in celebration of her 90th birthday’ and what an excellent selection of exhibits we had from the Cub Scouts. Congratulations to Iona Hainge for her winning entry. The Group Entry in the Junior Section produced 4 splendid Scarecrows this year, all extremely well made, and the Judge had a difficult time in deciding which was the winning exhibit, so very well done to all those who entered this Class and better luck next year to those whose efforts did not win them 1st place. In our Floral Art Section we also had a class in celebration of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday – well done to Emily Ludgate on her winning entry. Once again the ladies of Scaynes Hill W.I. provided visitors to the Show with a mouth-watering array of cakes and cups of tea. Up Country, Sheila Hobbs and her friend Sheila Cardew, kindly supplied plants for the Plant Stall for which we were very grateful because they also had another ‘local’ show to support! We look forward to seeing you all again next year.


Conservation Shield (overall show winner) - Jos Kingston

Flower Show Trophy (best exhibit in Horticulture) - Nick Hawes

The Joan Hudson Rose Bowl (best 4 identical roses, Class 5) - Sue Minter

Betty Hayter Memorial Salver (best exhibit in Floral Art) - Emily Ludgate

The Hawes Handicraft Cup (best exhibit in handicraft) - Jos Kingston

W.I. Cookery Award (best exhibit in Cookery Section) - Mike Lavelle

The Helga Race Trophy (best in Family Favourite Cookery Class) - Bobby Whittome

Eileen and Peter Pratt Trophy (best in Amateur Photography) - Georgie Marsland

The Douglas and Jackie Jay Trophy (best in Amateur Art) - Viv Jeremiah

Conservation Group Cup (best in Junior Section) - Iona Hainge

S. H. C. C. Trophy (Group Entry in Junior Section) - Friday Youth Group

Scaynes Hill Fruit and Vegetable Share Scheme: The Fruit and Veg Share Scheme is still running every Tuesday from 8.00am until 6.00pm outside the church. This scheme is open for everyone to join in with, whether you grow your own fruit and veg or not. If you have more than you need then please leave it on the table for others. If there is something on the table that you need then please just take it. No money is needed or exchanged.

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