Special thanks of course go to Frank for visiting the hedges throughout the year. Thank you to those members who turned out to help Tim with the coppicing, the stakes and binders don't grow on trees you know! Bob's transport service were once again called on for transporting material to site. Chris and Frank get up very early to putting out the signs in the morning, and mark out the hedge. Our trainers for helping the novice cutters understand the process, and guiding them. Our annual competition was again a great event, and takes a huge effort from a lot of people. Thanks to Ian for creating our newsletter, which is going from strength to strength, and for those who send reports and pictures. We are seeing a lot more branded clothing, thanks to Mike for leading on this, and thank you for buying it and supporting the society by flying the flag!
- Membership is now due
- Summer shows
- Miles of hedge
- Advanced tool sharpening
- Dates for next season
Membership is now due
If you have paid recently that's great, you will have received an email from me to confirm. If you don't have an email then you probably have not paid.
Payment is easy - click here
The cutting season is now over, but we all like to talk about hedgelaying so why not help out at one of the summer shows and attract more members.
Plumpton College Open Day – May 11th 2019
Heathfield Show – May 25th 2019
South of England Show – June 6th , 7th, 8th 2019
Connect with the Countryside – July 11th 2019
Miles of hedge
This season we laid 1280 metres/1394 yards of hedge, that's the length of the Golden Gate Bridge, or closer to home the approximate length of the wall at Conwy Castle in Wales
A fantastic amount of £2108 has been raised by the Society for Chailey Heritage Foundation https://www.chf.org.uk in 2019, through:-
- Competition lunch raffle……………….………. £ 287
- Charity Funday hedgelaying 16.3.19…………£1351
- Donations/ sponsorship by members……….. £ 470 *plus any gift aid claimed back by Chailey
- Gary Moore- Gorse hook
- ATS Ltd Cowfold- Stihl axe and chainsaw gloves
- Ernest Doe Ltd Hurstpierpoint- Stihl axe and chainsaw sharpener
- Bottles of wine – Mike Parrott and David Droscher
- Black Horse Findon- meal voucher for 2
- Matthew and Laura Beard- Food hamper
Advanced tool sharpening
Our resident racing axe man Dave Sands has offered to run some workshops over the summer to help take your tool sharpening to the next level . If you have done the introduction to sharpening with the society and now want to turbo charge your tools this is the one for you.
If you are interested please shout, and say if you prefer an evening or weekend slot. sessions will be about 3hrs and numbers will be limited.
Watch Dave in action in the video below
Dates for next season
These have now been finalised and are available on the website (see Calendar or download the membership renewal form)
Want to know what the hedges look like? Have a look at Franks hedge report