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20-11-2021 at 3:47 PM

Chailey & Newick Virtual Art Exhibition 2021

Chailey & Newick Painting Group opens this year’s online exhibition of exciting new work from its members on November 20th, running until December 20th.
04-11-2021 at 3:36 PM

Chailey Common Cattle Grazing

The cattle have now been moved off the Combined Commons: Pound, Memorial & Romany Ridge for the winter.
14-10-2021 at 2:00 PM

Community Speedwatch

The reactivated Community Speedwatch group has been active for two years. Our purpose is to get people to slow down and modify their driving behaviour and not necessarily to “catch people”. You probably have seen us active in several locations in Chailey on a variety of days and times. Since reactivation, a recent session for the first time recorded no vehicles exceeding the limit. We hope that our presence has influenced drivers approaching the village, to check their speed and slow down if necessary. We all probably at some time have been surprised by how fast we have been driving and these sessions just remind us all to take care.
13-10-2021 at 2:51 PM

Ste Testing at Chagley Corner 14th & 20th October

Chailey Parish Council were informed this afternoon that workers will undertaking testing on the Chagley Corner site (junction on Oxbottom Lane / South of A272) on the 14th & 20th October.
29-09-2021 at 8:18 PM

Chagley Corner, Newick, Public Consultation

Earlier in the year, as part of the Call for Sites, Reside Development submitted their vision document for 20 new homes at "Chagley Corner", which is the land that lies to the south of Station Road and the junction of Oxbottom Road.
27-09-2021 at 11:08 AM

Chailey Parish Council – Response to Lewes District Council's Issues & Options Document

The principles underlying the responses of Chailey Parish Council (CPC) to the Issues and Options consultation are those that are laid out in the Chailey Neighbourhood Plan that was made in May 2021.
27-09-2021 at 10:39 AM

Chailey Parish Council Meetings

After a very short summer break, Chailey Parish Council have now resumed their parish council meetings which are currently being held at St Peter’s Church, Chailey Green, starting at 7.30pm.
27-09-2021 at 10:15 AM

Chailey Common Cattle Grazing

This is an update from Andy Mitchell, Countryside Officer....
13-09-2021 at 3:00 PM

St Peter & St James - Fire Walk - October 2021

With your heart and your soles, conquer the coals! St Peter & St James Hospice would like to invite you to take part in the hottest event of the year!
13-09-2021 at 2:52 PM

Chailey Repair Café - September Press Release

13-09-2021 at 2:37 PM

The Darling Buds of May come to Chailey

Friends of Chailey WIndmill are delighted to announce that ITV have produced a re-make of the 1990's Darling Buds of May which will be featured at the Bluebell Railway and Chailey Windmill.
11-08-2021 at 12:15 PM

Chailey Bonfire JUMBLE SALE - 18th September 2021

JUMBLE SALE - CHAILEY VILLAGE HALL - Saturday 18th September. NEW TIME 2pm - 4pm
10-08-2021 at 10:11 AM

Chailey Common Cattle Grazing

Andy Mitchell, Countryside Officer informed the Parish Council that the cattle have moved from Red House Common, back across to the combined Commons; Pound, Memorial & Romany Ridge.
14-07-2021 at 2:09 PM

Chailey Factory Clay Stockpile Building

Ibstock are making plans for this years Clay Winning and Stockpiling at their Chailey Factory.
14-07-2021 at 1:58 PM

Newick Food Fair - 30th August 2021

Newick Food Fair is delighted to say it will be back!
01-07-2021 at 4:48 PM

Chailey Parish Clerk's Annual Leave

Please note that the Clerk to Chailey Parish Council will be taking leave from the 5th to 9th July.
28-06-2021 at 11:28 AM

C651 Cinder Hill - Temporary Road Closure 05/07/21 - 09/07/21

South East Water will carry out new connections works on Cinder Hill between 5th July and 9th July 2021
14-06-2021 at 10:01 AM

Upcoming Works to Cinder Hill, Chailey June 2021

East Sussex Highways have advised that upcoming drainage improvement works on Cinder Hill, Chailey will commence on Monday 28th of June and continue for 4 days, working under a road closure. Further information regarding these works can be found on their website:
07-06-2021 at 12:41 PM


26-05-2021 at 2:01 PM

Exmoor Ponies have returned to Red House Common

Andy Mitchell, the Countryside Officer has advised that the Exmoor Ponies have returned to Red House Common to help maintain the open heathland.
02-05-2021 at 12:18 PM

Re-scheduling of the Annual Meeting of the Council 2021

Those parts of the Annual Parish Meeting concerning the election of the Chair and Vice Chair took place virtually on Tuesday, 4th May at 7.30 pm.
31-03-2021 at 4:47 PM


Many of you will be aware of the Eton land project, which is a site that has been put forward for development as part of Lewes District Council’s Land Availability Assessment.
08-05-2021 at 9:49 AM

Chailey Common Cattle Grazing

Cattle will return to the combined commons Romany Ridge, Pound and Memorial Commons on the 1st/2nd May 2021.
24-03-2021 at 1:00 PM

Chailey Neighbourhood Plan Finalised!

The Chailey Neighbourhood Plan is now finalised and has been approved by the Examiner ready for the public referendum on May 6th.
08-09-2020 at 2:01 PM

A Plea to All Dog Walkers

Chailey Parish Council kindly ask that dog walkers when out walking in Chailey dispose of their dogs' mess by using the bins or taking home and disposing of.
08-10-2020 at 2:39 PM

Feasibility Study for A275 Proposed Pedestrian Crossing Facilities, South Chailey

Chailey Parish Council through East Sussex Highways' Community Highway Programme -
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.
01-04-2020 at 9:15 AM

Covid-19 Lewes District Council Support Information

Information 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

Covid-19 Emergency Measures for Allotment Holders

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.
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
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
25-02-2021 at 7:04 PM

Lewes District Council - Call for Sites

As part of normal planning processes, Lewes District Council recently issued a call for potential development sites within the district, the development potential of which they will then assess. Chailey Parish Council are now in receipt of a list of sites that have been submitted including both new sites and ones submitted in previous calls
24-01-2021 at 1:12 PM

The Countryside Charity - Take Part in the Star Count from home

The Countryside Charity (CPRE) need your help in mapping the nation's view of the stars.
02-06-2020 at 11:50 AM


A note from PCSO Nick Cox, Sussex Police : If anyone witnesses fly tipping in progress, please call 999. If the incident has already occurred, then please report to 101 or via the online reporting methods. Any vehicle details and descriptions will be helpful if possible and safe to obtain.
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.
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

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Those interested in local events have the possibility to be alerted by email when a new News Item or Event is published.
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
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
29-May-2018 SG Agenda 29th May 2018
02-May-2018 SG Minutes 2nd May 2018
02-May-2018 SG Agenda 2nd May 2018
04-Apr-2018 SG Minutes April 2018
04-Apr-2018 SG Agenda April 2018
07-Mar-2018 SG Minutes March 2018
07-Mar-2018 SG Agenda March 2018
10-Feb-2018 SG Minutes February 2018
16-Jan-2018 Housing Needs Survey Cover Letter
09-Jan-2018 SG Minutes January 2018
09-Jan-2018 SG Agenda January 2018
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