Chailey news
Chailey news

AGM: If you would like to join the Horticultural Society then please do attend their AGM this evening (Thursday October 19) in the Reading Room on Chailey Green, at 8pm. The meeting is open to all comers. The Society is always looking for new committee members and for fresh ideas to promote the Horticultural Society. Also any thoughts you may have for new challenges to include in the schedules for their three shows next year. So please go along, if you can, and join them for wine and cheese afterwards.

MUM & TODDLER GROUP: at St Peter’s Church on Chailey Green, takes place every Friday from 9.30am. This is free of charge and coffee, tea and biscuits will be available. If you or anyone you know would be interested in coming along please contact the Parish Office on 01825 722286 for more details.

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.

LUNCH CLUB: at St Peter’s Church is held monthly at 12.30pm in the church, on Chailey Green, and the next lunch club is on Thursday November 16. All are welcome to go along for a delicious meal, meet new people and chat and relax. The food is freshly prepared and home-cooked with a main course, choice of puddings and tea/coffee all for £5 per person. There is easy access and disabled toilet facilities. If you require transport or further information please contact Julia Guerard on 01825 722967.

KINGDOM OF FUNGI: and mycology is the subject of a late autumn stroll through the woods on Wednesday October 25 from 2pm to 4pm. Meet members of the Commons Society at Lane End Common car park ready to start looking, at 2pm, for these mysterious and often colourful fruiting bodies of the fungi.

ANNUAL TRACK TREK: at the Bluebell Railway is on Saturday November 18 and this year it is supporting the ‘Traction Appeal’ and aims to raise £15,000 to buy one replacement sixty foot track panel. The Trek will be along the entire length of the line between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park stations, covering a distance of 11 miles. The Trek starts from East Grinstead between 9am and 10am with registration and safety briefings at 8.30am. Please secure your place by emailing with your name, address, phone number, email address, the number of people taking part and whether you require the bus to East Grinstead in the morning or at the end of the Trek. For more details on Track Trek 2017, to download a sponsorship form and to learn how to create your own fundraising page on BT’s MyDonate, visit t

CHAILEY WI: meet on Tuesday November 7, at the village hall, at 7.45pm and the speaker will be Harry Pope on the subject ‘What’s it Worth?’ Prospective members and guests are always very welcome for a nominal charge of £3 which includes refreshments. For more information call Margaret Smith on 01825 723519.

BONFIRE NIGHT: Road Closures on Saturday November 11 from 6pm to 9pm. The A275 will be closed from Beggars Wood Road (North Chailey) up to Mill Lane (South Chailey) from 6pm through until 9pm (or when deemed safe to reopen the roads). This is to accommodate the Chailey Bonfire Society memorial procession and the laying of the wreath at the memorial Chailey Green. Closures will also be applied to Markstakes Lane and Cinder Hill at the A275 end.

BLUEBELL RAILWAY VOLUNTEERS: Have you ever wondered how to become a volunteer, what it entails and who to contact? To help you choose, you can join one of the ‘find out more tours’; the next tour is on Sunday November 12. The meeting time is 10.30am, at Sheffield Park Station, and the day should end around 4.30pm. Book your place on the tour by contacting the General Office on 01825 720800, or just turn up at Sheffield Park.

CHARITY TRACTOR RUN: organised by the Chailey Classic & Vintage Tractor Club in support of St Peter & St James Hospice, the Club’s nominated charity, last month. The Club is delighted to announce the total sum raised amounted to £1500, which is being passed on in its entirety to the Hospice. The Club thanks all who supported them on their inaugural run and enabled this magnificent sum to be raised. The Club is growing rapidly and is already planning numerous events. Those interested in more information can follow the Club’s Facebook page at, email or contact the Club’s Chairman, Howard Venters directly on 01684 565533.