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07-05-2020 at 1:28 PM


Victory in Europe Day – The day victory came home. 75 years ago, the people toasted the peace that had come to our shores. Friday 8 May 2020 marks 75 years since VE Day. Let’s find ways to mark this historic day – however small.
07-05-2020 at 12:59 PM


Covid 19 poses a major threat to our nation, both in terms of public health and of future economic development and prosperity. It poses a huge challenge to businesses, especially to small firms. It also poses a major threat to individual lives and to families’ happiness, welfare and prosperity. All levels of government have a role to play in helping to meet these challenges, even the Parish Council, although inevitably, our role will necessarily be limited.
29-04-2020 at 2:33 PM

Soap & Hand Moisturising Lotion to Giveaway

Chailey Parish have free bars of soap and hand moisturising lotion to give away to Senior Citizens living in Chailey.
21-04-2020 at 1:01 PM

Chailey Support Group Covid 19 - Here to help

Please remember, if you are having to self isolate and need some help, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Chailey Support Group - Covid 19
06-04-2020 at 2:48 PM

East Sussex County Council - Coronavirus Information and Support

A message from Keith Glazier, leader of the County Council to all East Sussex residents. Every one of us in East Sussex has been affected by coronavirus. It has brought drastic changes to our daily lives and, in some cases, great sadness. My thoughts are with everyone coping with grief and worry at this unprecedented time. As leader of the county council, I’d also like to focus on what we can do to help each other in East Sussex. We have brilliant health and social care staff putting themselves on the front-line each day to help the sick and the vulnerable. We have dedicated emergency services, teachers, delivery drivers, shop staff and thousands more all helping to keep us protected and supplied. And we have volunteers taking on more work for their communities in this time of need. A heartfelt thank-you to them all.
06-04-2020 at 2:07 PM

Chailey Repair Cafe Goes On Line

Chailey Repair Café are pleased to announce that their volunteers are available to offer repair advice online. Simply email at
02-04-2020 at 12:28 PM

Lewes District Council - Covid 19 - Government's Business Support Campaign

A full range of measures have been made available to support businesses, public services and individuals during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Businesses can find out what support is available to them and where and how they can access it by visiting
02-04-2020 at 10:32 AM

Planning Applications to be discussed by Parish Council

All physical Parish Council meetings have been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. However, Parish Councillors are still permitted to discuss planning applications remotely. The following applications are under discussion, LW/20/0123, LW/20/0137, LW/20/0078.
01-04-2020 at 9:15 AM


THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM LEWES DISTRICT COUNCIL: People who received a letter from the NHS because they are at high risk if they catch the Coronavirus and don’t have a support network of friends and family around them, are reminded to visit or call 0800 0288327, the government’s dedicated helpline. For people at high risk, the government’s measures will make sure they get the essential food and medicines they need by following the advice in the letter.
30-03-2020 at 4:34 PM


The government is presently advising the population to stay at home and practice social distancing, whilst being allowed to take one form of exercise a day. If working your allotment is to carry on being seen as legitimate exercise then it is imperative that plot-holders follow all the guidelines, allotment sites are as risky as anywhere else. We think that now is the time to consider working your plot in isolation i.e. not with household members and if you can stay away for a few weeks to do so.
27-03-2020 at 1:39 PM

Chailey News Publications Suspended

Due to the Coronavirus, printed copies of Chailey News have been suspended.
25-03-2020 at 11:08 AM


Due to Covid 19, all Parish Council Meetings are postponed
18-03-2020 at 10:01 AM

Coronavirus, Covid 19

We are all aware of the problems and difficulties which the Coronavirus lockdown may cause for members of our village.
16-03-2020 at 3:17 PM

Planned Power Cut 17th March 2020 adjacent to St Peter's Church, Chailey Green

Engineers are carrying out repairs to a piece of equipment on high voltage overhead electricity network following on from the unplanned power cut experienced on 16/02/2020 caused by Storm Dennis. This work is taking place adjacent to St Peter's Church, Chailey Green from 09.00 to 15.30. For further information call 0800 31 63 105
25-02-2020 at 11:11 AM

Free Gardening for Wildlife Event in Lewes

A free event to help people create wildlife-friendly gardens has been organised by Lewes District Council.
06-02-2020 at 3:59 PM

Volunteers needed for the Chailey Speedwatch Group

The Chailey Speedwatch Group are looking for volunteers.
04-02-2020 at 12:01 PM

Temporary speed restriction of 30mph A275 South Road, South Common, South Chailey

Notice from East Sussex Highways - temporary speed restrictions of 30mph on the A275 South Road, South Common, South Chailey.
12-01-2020 at 1:39 PM

Kids for a Quid at the Bluebell Railway

Looking for something to do with the kids this February half term? Come and explore the Sussex countryside at Bluebell Railway – and pay just a quid per kid!
21-01-2020 at 9:52 AM

Upcoming Works - A272 Haywards Heath Road, North Chailey

East Sussex Highways will be carrying out works on the A272 Haywards Heath Road, North Chailey on the 23rd January, between 7.00pm and 5.30am.
12-01-2020 at 1:30 PM

Chailey Repair Cafe in 2020

Bring your clothing/textiles, electrical appliances, computer and IT devices, bicycles, furniture and household objects!!!
12-01-2020 at 2:11 PM

Footpaths closed

The Rights of Way Countryside Team have advised that over the Christmas period they had to close part of footpath Chailey 18a, and the whole of footpaths Chailey 18b and Chailey 20b due to flooding.
17-11-2019 at 11:31 AM

Water main works in Chailey

South East Water are installing a new 1.6 kilometre water main, along South Street and South Road (A275) near Plumpton Green and South Chailey.
07-11-2019 at 11:09 AM

Upcoming Works - North Common Road, Chailey

East Sussex Highways will shortly be carrying out cattle grid cleaning on North Common Road, Chailey.
01-10-2019 at 12:45 PM

Chailey Common - Grazing Animals

You may have noticed that there haven’t been any ponies on Red House Common this year.
09-09-2019 at 1:47 PM

Completion of 2019 audit

The external auditors have concluded their review of the Council's accounts for the year ended 31st March 2019.
12-12-2018 at 1:11 PM

Play provision in Chailey

The Council is aware that there is interest in play provision of some kind being provided in Chailey. It shares that interest.
31-10-2018 at 8:34 AM

Volunteering at Chailey Heritage

Chailey Heritage is looking for volunteers in a number of roles.
10-11-2017 at 11:53 AM

The Defibrillators Have Arrived

The Council has installed three defibrillators in the Parish. These life saving machines are now available for use.
11-10-2017 at 10:37 AM

Anti-social driving - Operation Crackdown

Did you know that you are able to report anti-social drivers, including those exceeding the speed limit? Did you know that, by making reports, you can make a difference?
16-10-2016 at 12:58 PM

Receive alerts of News and Event

Those interested in local events have the possibility to be alerted by email when a new News Item or Event is published.
21-05-2016 at 10:59 AM

Chailey Common - Dog Waste

Many residents and visitors who walk dogs on Chailey Common pick up the waste left by their dog. Some do not, and are asked to do so.
14-01-2016 at 6:21 PM

Appeal for Photographs of Chailey

We continue to develop and publish our Gallery of images and photographs having local relevance, historical or modern. The Gallery may be found on this website. If you have any suitable images, in electronic form or not, and would like to have them included in the Gallery, please do contact the website administrator.
11-01-2016 at 6:33 PM

Clubs & Societies

The Parish Council would like to ensure that all local Clubs and Societies are mentioned in the relevant section of this website. Various Menu Headings list individual societies, organisations and clubs. Obviously, societies remain responsible for their own content.
08-02-2016 at 8:59 PM

Sheep may Safely Graze - on Chailey Green?

Our website now includes images of the many historic postcards which are held at the Windmill Rural Life Museum. One postcard of the Reading Room with sheep & cattle is based on an 1898 painting by William Sidney Cooper, who was a well-known Kentish artist.  The Parish Council would be interested to discover where the original painting is now kept. Can any of our readers help?

Planning & Environs Meeting January

Reading Room

07-01-2020 at 7:30 PM

Full Council Meeting January

Reading Room

21-01-2020 at 7:30 PM

Planning & Environs Meeting February

Reading Room

04-02-2020 at 7:30 PM

Full Council Meeting February

Reading Room

18-02-2020 at 7:30 PM

Planning & Environs Meeting March

Reading Room

03-03-2020 at 7:30 PM

Full Council Meeting March

Reading Room

17-03-2020 at 7:30 PM

Planning & Environs Meeting April

Reading Room

07-04-2020 at 7:30 PM

Full Council Meeting April

Reading Room

21-04-2020 at 7:30 PM

Planning & Environs Meeting May

Reading Room

05-05-2020 at 7:30 PM

Annual Parish Meeting 2020

Parish Hall

15-05-2020 at 7:00 PM

Full Council Meeting May

Reading Room

19-05-2020 at 7:30 PM

Planning & Environs Meeting June

Reading Room

02-06-2020 at 7:30 PM

Full Council Meeting June

Reading Room

16-06-2020 at 7:30 PM

Planning & Environs Meeting July

Reading Room

07-07-2020 at 7:30 PM

Full Council Meeting July

Reading Room

21-07-2020 at 7:30 PM

Planning & Environs Meeting August (if required)

Reading Room

04-08-2020 at 7:30 PM

Planning & Environs Meeting September

Reading Room

01-09-2020 at 7:30 PM

Full Council Meeting September

Reading Room

15-09-2020 at 7:30 PM

Planning & Environs Meeting October

Reading Room

06-10-2020 at 7:30 PM

Full Council Meeting October

Reading Room

20-10-2020 at 7:30 PM

Planning & Environs Meeting November

Reading Room

03-11-2020 at 7:30 PM

Full Council Meeting November

Reading Room

17-11-2020 at 7:30 PM

Planning & Environs Meeting December

Reading Room

01-12-2020 at 7:30 PM

Full Council Meeting December

Reading Room

08-12-2020 at 7:30 PM

11-05-2019 at 1:11 AM

Neighbourhood Plan

This summarises the current status of the Chailey Neighbourhood Development Plan (CNDP), "Shaping Chailey".

Plan Documents

Date Document
03-May-2019 SG Minutes May 2019
09-Apr-2019 SG Minutes April 2019
09-Apr-2019 SG Agenda April 2019
29-Mar-2019 SG Minutes 29March 2019
29-Mar-2019 SG Agenda 29March 2019
12-Mar-2019 SG Minutes 12March 2019
12-Mar-2019 SG Agenda 12March 2019
22-Feb-2019 SG Minutes Feb 2019
22-Feb-2019 SG Agenda Feb 2019
02-Nov-2018 SG Minutes Nov 2018
02-Nov-2018 SG Agenda Nov 2018
05-Oct-2018 SG Minutes Oct 2018
05-Oct-2018 SG Agenda October 2018
10-Jul-2018 SG Minutes 10th July 2018
10-Jul-2018 SG Agenda 10th July 2018
29-May-2018 SG Minutes 29th May 2018
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