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.

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.

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 CLASSIC & VINTAGE TRACTOR CLUB: Christmas festivities will be held on Saturday December 15, preceded by a Christmas tractor run (route to be confirmed). All are welcome to the Christmas run and further information is available from Liz at chaileytractorclub@gmail.com. On Sunday November 4 The Club were delighted to have Tinkers Park (Steam Charitable Trust, Hadlow Down) team up with them for an impromptu vintage tractor run, covered in poppies, into Lewes in support of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. Tinkers Park were represented by volunteer Drew Larkin who brought along an early ‘Unimog’, just one of the Trust’s impressive collection of vintage machinery, steam and bygones. Chailey Tractor Club was represented by a 1952 Canadian built, petrol driven, John Deere model AR towing the Club’s mascot trailer. Dave Scott, the RBL’s Poppy Appeal Co-ordinator for the Lewes area, said “We were pleased to see the effort made by both organisations in support of the Poppy Appeal. This is a special year being the 100th centenary and the vintage tractors attracted a lot of interest and many smiling faces, particularly with the children”.

LUNCH CLUB: is at St Peter’s Church, on Chailey Green on Thursday December 13. Just go along and enjoy a delicious Christmas 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.