Chailey

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 NIGHT: in Chailey takes place this Saturday (November 10) and as in previous years the roads through Chailey will close at 6pm and re-open at 9pm (subject to the road being clear). Timings for the evening are 5.30pm judging of the floats at Chailey School, 6pm procession begins from Mill Lane, 6.25pm procession arrives at the Horns Lodge, 6.30pm procession leaves Horns Lodge, 7pm procession arrives at War Memorial, 7.20pm procession leaves War Memorial, 7.25pm procession stops at the Five Bells, 7.45pm procession leaves Five Bells, 7.55pm procession arrives at fire site and 8.15pm fireworks commence. The best view of the fireworks is from the field. Food and hot drinks will be available on the field all evening.

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 www.chaileyfreechurch.com for more details.

FIND OUT MORE: Day takes place this Sunday (November 11) 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 Volunteering@bluebell-railway.co.uk or call 01825 720800.

LUNCH CLUB: is at St Peter’s Church, on Chailey Green on Thursday November 15. 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 stpeterschurch12@hotmail.co.uk or call 01825 722286.

WILLS AND INHERITANCE: Tax Planning event in partnership with Adams & Remers is being hosted, at Chailey Heritage Foundation, on Thursday November 15 from 6pm to 8pm. This event is free to attend and includes welcome drinks and networking, followed by a presentation from Rose Macfarlane an associate at Adams & Remers, Lewes. Rose will explain how to make the most of your assets, minimise the impact of inheritance tax and help you consider how to properly structure your will. Also provide information about remembering Chailey Heritage Foundation in your Will. The Foundation hope you will be interested in finding out more about this way of giving. This event is free to attend, but numbers are limited, so if you wish to attend please book in advance at www.chf.org.uk/inheritance-event. For further information contact Jenna Durdle on 01825 724752 or email fundraising@chf.org.uk.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: All Chailey residents are invited to attend the meeting of the Parish Council at 7.30 pm on Tuesday November 20 at the Reading Room, Chailey Green. The Council will be considering and making decisions on a wish to range of matters relevant to Chailey and its residents. Members of the public will have an opportunity to speak on any issue they raise or draw to the Council’s attention. The full agenda can be found on the Council’s website at chailey.org. They look forward to seeing you.

CHAILEY REPAIR CAFÉ: now has 32 volunteers who between them have the skills to repair almost anything which is portable. The Café’s skilled fabrics team has completed repairs on antique and modern clothes and handbags. Bicycles have been given a new lease of life and toasters, irons, record players, table lamps and much more have been repaired. Do take your item in need of repair, to the Café at the village hall, on Saturday November 24 from 2pm to 5pm. Whilst waiting for your repair you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and delicious cake. Everyone is welcome, entry and repairs are free but donations will be gratefully received towards ongoing costs of the service. For more information please email Bryan McAlley at brymac@btinternet.com. You can also find Chailey Repair Café on Facebook.

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY: The Chailey Bonfire Society Christmas Party is being held on Saturday December 1 at the village hall from 12.30pm to 5pm. This is always a very happy event, with a delicious festive meal and entertainment. Transport is also provided. I know some think they are not ‘senior’ enough to go to this party but thinking this means missing out on a truly special afternoon hosted by the Bonfire Society. If you or anyone you know would like to attend or would like more information please let Jane Stent know on 01273 400632 or jane.stent@btinternet.com.

PLANNING COMMITTEE: All Chailey residents are invited to attend the Parish Council’s Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday December 4, at the Reading Room, Chailey Green, starting at 7.30 pm. 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 chailey.org. They look forward to seeing you.

CHAILEY WI: meet on Tuesday December 4, at the village hall, at 7.45pm for a talk titled The History of the Royal Command Performance by Dean Caston. Do go along you can be sure of a warm welcome. There is a nominal charge of £3 which includes homemade refreshments. For more information call Margaret Smith on 01825 723519.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: There is an evening of seasonal music and readings, at St Peter’s Church, Chailey Green, from leading choir Coro Nuovo on Saturday December 8 at 7pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be obtained by email at tickets@akmconsulting.co.uk or online at coronuovo.org.uk or by calling 01273 400994.

CHAILEY TRACTOR CLUB: Christmas festivities will be held on Saturday December 15, preceded by a Christmas tractor run (route to be confirmed). The Club’s autumn event, last month, attracted 20 various makes and models of vintage and classic tractors that proceeded through the country lanes from Newick to Fletching via Cooksbridge, East Chiltington and Plumpton. The Club was joined at their village stops by their affiliated Border Morris side, Spirimawgus. It was a successful day which coincided with the Club’s first anniversary, and raised in excess of £175 for St Peter & St James Hospice the Club’s designated charity. All are welcome to the Christmas run and further information is available from Liz at chaileytractorclub@gmail.com. https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/sys/S.gif

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Bluebell Railway Museum Photographic Archive Section is looking for people to help catalogue its photographic collection. The constantly expanding archive already contains thousands of items which are destined for the new Records and Research Centre and cataloguing these items is a task being undertaken by volunteers. They would welcome additional help from members with an interest in the railways of southern England. Also those with experience in the scanning of photographic prints and negatives would be particularly useful as would familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Access and Adobe Photoshop software. Anyone interested in assisting with the cataloguing is asked to email bluebellphotoarchive@gmail.com.