MUM & TODDLER GROUP: at St Peter’s Church on Chailey Green, meet 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.

BONFIRE BADGE NIGHT: is being held this Friday evening (September 14) at the Five Bells from 7pm to 9pm. The winner of the badge design competition will be announced and the badges will be handed out on membership renewal. Membership is £10 for a family (two adults and children) or £5 per individual. The Society welcome new members so do go along and join them for a drink and chat and enter their 100 square raffle for a chance to win some lovely prizes.

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.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED: Chailey Heritage Foundation is looking for volunteers to assist with bucket collections at the Classics in Town at Burgess Hill ( on Sunday September 23 between 9.30am and 3.30pm. Also to assist the organisers of the Wolf Run Pippingford ( on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September from 8.30am to 4pm. If you could support the Foundation with any of these events your assistance will be much appreciated. Please email the Foundation at or call on 01825 724752 and you will be given more details at a briefing before the event.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: All Chailey residents are invited to attend the meeting of the Parish Council at 7.30 pm on Tuesday September 18 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 at St Peter’s Church, on Chailey Green on Thursday September 20. Just go along and enjoy a delicious meal at 12.30pm, 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.

JUMBLE SALE: takes place on Saturday September 22 at 11am, at the village hall, to raise funds for Chailey Bonfire Society. Donations of jumble can be delivered to the village hall on Friday September 21 between 7pm and 8pm or from 9am Saturday morning.

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE DAY: Join the Bluebell Railway on Friday September 28 for the Macmillan Coffee Morning at 11.15 am. Usually, people meet for coffee and bring cakes to buy and sell to each other to raise money for Macmillan. However the Railway is doing the coffee morning in style on the Wealden Rambler set to and from East Grinstead. Bring your cakes and add a donation of £10 for Macmillan and have a lot of fun. The Railway are supplying free teas and coffees and the train of course. All money collected or raised by cake sales will go to Macmillan Cancer Support. Booking is essential. To book your place contact Ruth Rowatt on 01825 720800 or

WINDMILL AND RURAL LIFE MUSEUM: will be open on Sunday September 30 from 3pm to 5pm. Admission is £1 for adults and 50p for children aged between 10 and 16. This will be the final opening of the Windmill in 2018. For more information call John Smith on 01825 723519.

CHAILEY WI: meet on Tuesday October 2, at the village hall, at 7.45pm for their annual meeting when the President, Secretary and Committee members are elected. Do go along and hear the report of our year’s activities and support the committee. There is a nominal charge of £3 which includes homemade refreshments. For more information call Margaret Smith on 01825 723519.

PLANNING COMMITTEE: All Chailey residents are invited to attend the meeting of the Parish Council’s Planning Committee at 7.30 pm on Tuesday October 2 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.

JUMBLE SALE: at the village hall on Saturday October 6 starts at 11am. Funds raised are in aid of Family Support Work, the Sussex charity for children. Donations of jumble can be brought to the hall from 9am on the day. For further information phone Judy on 01825 723815 or Sue on 01825 731926.

FIND OUT MORE: Day takes place on Sunday October 14 at 10.30am at Sheffield Park Station, and ends around 4.30pm. You are invited to attend to find out about what volunteering at the Bluebell Railway entails. The day will include a tour behind the scenes and for more information email Volunteer Recruitment Leader David Chappell at or call 01825 720800.

CHAILEY REPAIR CAFÉ: opened its doors for the second time at the beginning of the month and twenty volunteers were there to attempt twenty-three repairs, most of them successfully. The items repaired included curtains, a body warmer, clock, bird box, two record players, baby monitor, vintage radio, hair-dryer, solar light, toaster, and a blood pressure monitor. The Café will be open from 10am to 1pm on Saturday October 13 when our MP Maria Caulfield will be attending the Café. All are welcome to take along broken items or clothing needing repair from home, and have a cup of tea or coffee and a cake whilst waiting so do go along. More volunteers are most welcome too, if you are able to offer electrical, bicycle, furniture or any handiwork or craft repair skills please email Bryan McAlley at

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: are always looking for new ideas and new members. Their AGM takes place at 8pm, at the Reading Room, Chailey Green, on Thursday October 18 and everyone is welcome to attend and learn more about the Horticultural Society.

BONFIRE PROCESSION: If any families or organisations would like to enter a float into this year’s Bonfire procession on Saturday November 10 please contact Diane on 01273 401900 or email

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 please contact The Bonfire Society are asking for £15 for ¼ page, £25 for ½ page and £40 for a full page of advertising space.

AUTUMN SHOW RESULTS: Although entries were a little down on previous years probably due to the difficult growing conditions, the standard remained excellent and the Society were glad to welcome a number of new exhibitors from both in and out of the village, as the shows are ‘open’ and everyone can enter. Particularly gratifying was the number of visitors in the afternoon, the hall was full and a most enjoyable time was had by all. The following prizes were awarded the British Caledonian Cup (vegetables), the Hickwells Cup (most outstanding vegetable) and the Sam Briggs Memorial Cup (horticulture over all three shows) to Chris Gibson, the Bowling Cup (flower classes), Weller Cup (dahlias) and TSB Cup (floral) to Christine Gibson, the Chris Bone Memorial Cup (drink classes) to Annelies Schlup, Cooper Cup (cookery and handicrafts) to Maureen Durrant, Chailey Cup (children 8-11) and Bosun Cup (children’s classes over all three shows) Ella Staplehurst and the Jubilee Shield (child first time entry) Henry Church.