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.

PLANNING COMMITTEE: All Chailey residents are invited to attend the meeting of the Parish Council’s Planning Committee at 7.30 pm on Tuesday July 3 at the Reading Room, Chailey Green. The Committee will be considering current planning applications and the Council’s response to them. Members of the public will have an opportunity to speak about any planning or related matter. The full agenda can be found on the Council’s website at They look forward to seeing you.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: meet on Tuesday July 3, at the village hall, at 7.45pm for what will be their annual Members’ Meeting. This is when the Committee sit back and members arrange and run the meeting and the speaker will be a surprise. Prospective members and guests will be made most welcome as always. There is a nominal charge of £3 for prospective members and guests, which includes homemade refreshments. To find out more call Margaret Smith on 01825 723519.

CRICKET: sees Chailey in a friendly against East Dean & Friston on Sunday July 8 starting at 2pm at the Sports Pavilion, North Chailey (just off the A272). If you would like to play cricket on Sundays, regularly or occasionally, you will be made most welcome. If you wish to play or would like more information call Peter on 07709946880.

FIND OUT MORE: Day takes place on Sunday July 8 starting at 10.30am at Sheffield Park Station, and ending around 4.30pm. You are invited to attend to find out about what volunteering in the various departments at the Bluebell Railway entails. The day will include a tour behind the scenes to show the variety of roles and departments that you can volunteer for. For more information, email Volunteer Recruitment Leader David Chappell at or call 01825 720800.

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Summer Show takes place at the village hall on Saturday July 14 from 2.30pm. Schedules and entry forms are available from The Horns Lodge, Five Bells and Peter Estcourt on 07803179708 or via

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: All Chailey residents are invited to attend the meeting of the Parish Council at 7.30 pm on Tuesday July 17 at the Reading Room, Chailey Green. The Council will be considering and making decisions on a range of matters relevant to Chailey and its residents. Members of the public will have an opportunity to speak on any issue they wish to raise or draw to the Council’s attention. The full agenda can be found on the Council’s website at They look forward to seeing you.

LUNCH CLUB: takes place on a Thursday every month (apart from August), at St Peter’s Church, on Chailey Green. The Lunch Club dates for this year are July 19, September 20, October 18, November 15 and December 13. There will be no lunch club in August. Just go along and enjoy a delicious meal at 12.30pm, also 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 or call

01825 722286.

WINDMILL AND RURAL LIFE MUSEUM: will be open on Sunday July 29 from 3pm to 5pm. Admission is £1 for adults and 50p for children aged between 10 and 16. For more information call John Smith on 01825 723519.

CHAILEY REPAIR CAFÉ: Repair Cafés are meeting places where expert volunteers with repair skills repair things such as clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, and much more. Visitors bring broken items from home which might otherwise be taken to the tip. They can then watch while the specialists start working on them whilst enjoying a cup of tea or coffee. There is no charge, but visitors are invited to make a donation towards the running costs of the café. The grand opening of the Café will take place, at the village hall, on Saturday August 11. The Café will then be open on Saturdays September 1, October 13, November 24 and December 15 from 10am to 1pm, except Saturday November 24 which will be from 2pm to 5pm. Our MP Maria Caulfield will be attending the Café on Saturday October 13. To find out more about the Café please visit Facebook in Chailey Chat, Newick Talk and both the Haywards Heath and Uckfield Freegle forums. If you would you like to help please contact Bryan, at, the commitment is not huge and as Bryan will tell you from personal experience as a volunteer at the Forest Row and Horsham Repair Cafes it is great fun.

COMPETITION: is being organised by Chailey Bonfire Society. The competition is open to all ages and requires you to design the Bonfire Society’s membership badge for 2018-2019. There is plenty of time for you to get creative and design a badge as entries close on Wednesday August 15. The design needs be a circular and incorporate ‘Chailey Bonfire Society 2018’. Please create your design in colour, on A4 sized paper, and bear in mind that the design will be reduced considerably to fit onto a badge, so fine detail may be lost. Send your badge design to Chailey Bonfire Society, 2 South Common Cottages, South Chailey, BN8 4AN. Please ensure you write your name, age if under 18, address and phone number on the back. The winner will be invited to press the ‘red button’ preceding the firework display on Saturday November 10 as well as being presented with a framed copy of the design.

ADVERTISING: If you run a local business and would be interested in placing an advert in Chailey Bonfire Society’s programme for their bonfire night celebrations on Saturday November 10 please contact for more details.