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West Chiltington Web
Wednesday, 27 October

West Chiltington Cavalier Club.

A Club for owners of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels providing fun activities, Guest Speakers, fun agility and advice on health care and management of the breed. We also run classes on behalf of the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme for ALL BREEDS from Puppy Assessment through to Gold levels. We use kind, reward based training methods.

Latest Training courses. See the website for more information.

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The Mary How Trust for Cancer Prevention.

Following Mary How’s death from bowel cancer, the Trust was formed in 1988 by her husband and GP. Their goal: to make health screening available to men and women from all walks of life, regardless of their ability to pay. Today, they undertake over 1000 screenings each year.

They receive no funding from the NHS. Their screening rooms and our charity shop are in Pulborough, West Sussex, BUT you do not have to live in West Sussex to book an appointment – everyone is welcome!

They hold regular events around the area including their excellent monthly film nights.

More here.

West Chiltington Art Group

We are a long established small friendly and informal group of enthusiastic amateurs who meet in West Chiltington Church Hall every Wednesday Morning 9.30 to 12.30.

No tutoring - we just paint or draw to our own choice, in any medium.

For further information call Wally on 07765 789469 or why not 'pop in' on a Wednesday Morning - new Members welcome?

West Chiltington & Thakeham Cricket Club.

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West Chiltington Croquet Club.

We are a small friendly club encouraging players at all levels. All you need to play this fascinating and challenging game is a pair of flat shoes! We have all the equipment and you are very welcome to come along and join us at one of our hosted sessions held at the Recreation ground from mid-April through September on Mondays at 9.45 a.m., Wednesdays at 1.45 p.m. and Fridays at 9.45 a.m. We meet by the sheds in the car park. Tel: 01798 368941 or email us.

For dates of free taster sessions held monthly throughout the season please visit our website. The club plays on the Recreation Grounds behind the Village Hall on Mill Road.

West Chiltington Dramatic Society.

Why not consider joining us?

We are a very friendly and active society with two productions a year (Spring and Autumn), regular newsletters, Members' Evenings with entertainment and supper, and other social events including visits to the productions of other local societies. Don't worry if you don't want to appear on stage - backstage and front of house crew are always welcome - and we really DO need someone for our lighting and sound team - no experience necessary - AND A TREASURER!!

Anyone of any age can join, either as an active member or as a Patron. For more information or to join the Society do contact the chairman, Geofrey, on 01798 874932. Membership is only £10 per year and benefits include half price entry to members' evenings, priority booking for productions and a regular newsletter. No, there isn't a catch; membership is financially beneficial as well as fun. We need set build, back stage and front of house helpers, not just actors. If you just want to support the Society without helping but still have the benefits of membership, you can become a Patron for £15 per year. Please do visit our website where you can read our latest newsletter as well as reviews of productions.

If you would like to join an active amateur dramatics society and are keen to get involved with stage lighting, we would like to hear from you. Lighting experience would be good BUT we would be happy to take on an enthusiastic beginner who wants to learn. Minimum age 18 and preferably under 60. You will work with a mixture of 'incandescent' and DMX lanterns. Please use the contact form on this site to give us a brief introduction.

We are urgently seeking a Treasurer. No specialist accounting knowledge is required. For details, please see the appeal in the Noticeboard section of the Village website, or visit our website.

West Chiltington Floral Club.

Come and join the Floral Club, learn more about flower arranging and design. Discover new skills and interest, watch demonstrations by floral design experts, attend workshops and garden visits. Increase your garden knowledge and enter voluntary floral design competitions.

All meetings are held at the Village Hall. For further information, please contact Andrea on 01798 839188 or Patricia on 01798 813027.

West Chiltington Football Club.

Playing our home games at The Recreation Ground, West Chiltington, we are proud members of the West Sussex Football League. The first team play in the Premier Division, the second team play in Division Four North. To visit our website click here.

West Chiltington Guides and Brownies.

Guides and BrowniesWest Chiltington Brownies age 7 to 10 and Guides age 10 to 14 meet at the Church Hall on Mondays and Tuesdays.

If you would like to join or help run out Units please email Sarah or call on 01798 812449.

Don't forget to visit the Girl Guiding website

West Chiltington Horticultural Society.

The Society brings together local residents with a common interest in gardening. We have a broad spectrum of members, some more knowledgeable than others, but all of us willing to share what we know and eager to learn.

For more information please visit our website.

West Chiltington Jazz Club

For more information visit the village hall site and go to "Jazz Club".

West Chiltington Probus Club

The Probus Club meet for lunch on the first Wednesday in the month.

We are a very active and inclusive club: during the year we host nine members' lunches with a wide variety of informative and entertaining speakers; other activities include twelve coffee mornings; two seasonal lunches at different venues, a summer BBQ and a black tie Christmas dinner. Events include the inter-probus croquet challenge and the ever-popular skittles evening. Recent visits include the Bluebell Line, waste recycling plants, Durrance Manor and Highgrove House.

If you are semi-retired or retired and wish meet to like-minded people, why not come and enjoy yourself at our monthly lunch meeting and make new friends or renew old acquaintances.

Membership is open to retired PROfessional and BUSiness men. However, all other activities are open to the ladies and the Ladies lunch is very well supported. if you would like to know more please contact our Secretary, David Goddard.

West Chiltington Short Mat Bowls Club

Short Mat Bowls is a version of the traditional game played with the same woods on a specially made mat. Because it takes place indoors it is played all the year round, regardless of the weather. We run three (two hour) sessions a week, on Thursdays and Fridays, in the Village Hall.

New members, both experienced (indoor or outdoor) bowlers, and newcomers to the sport are always welcome. Woods are available. Never tried it? Come and have a go! There is no obligation to join. If you would like further details please ring Jean Palmer on 01798 815930.

West Chiltington Silver Band

Established in 1908, West Chiltington Silver Band is successfully managing to buck a trend that has seen the end of many traditional brass bands. Thanks to Chairman Doug Golds' stalwart leadership, the band has survived membership dips and is now definitely thriving!

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Sunday Badminton Club

We meet in the village hall on a Sunday between 12 noon and 2 p.m. and always welcome new members with a knowledge of the game.

Please contact Vivian Jones 01798 813550 if you would be interested in joining our friendly club.

West Chiltington Table Tennis Club.

Whatever your level of ability or age there could be a place for you at our friendly Club. Whether you are League standard competitive player or mature beginner you will welcomed as a new member. Local families are the backbone of our developing Junior/Youth section.

The Club plays on modern equipment and the Village Hall provides an excellent environment with good lighting and ample heating. Parking is free and is immediately outside the hall, great on those wet and cold winter days.

The Club has three UKCC level 1 coaches, and formal and informal coaching is available. Weekly sessions are run in both the Village Hall and in the Village Hall Annexe as follows:-


  • Wednesdays 10.30am to 12.30pm and Fridays 11.30 am to 1.30pm in the Main Hall.

  • Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Village Hall Annexe.


  • Fridays 4.30pm to 6.00pm and 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm in the Main Hall.

The Club currently has some 70 members including juniors and cadets, all registered with the English Table Tennis Association.

You can read more about the Club on our website.

West Chiltington Tennis Club.

The West Chiltington Lawn Tennis Club.

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The Theatre Arts Club.

Our club exists to foster interest in the theatre and artistic subjects in general.

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 2.30pm at West Chiltington Village Hall. Our theatre trips are usually to matinee performances each month (again except August). We publish a monthly Neswletter giving details of meetings, the subject of talks and theatre trips with costs; this is sent to members either by E-mail or by post. The annual subscription is £15 per person, subject to review each AGM.

This is a friendly club enjoyed by many people from the local villages. If you enjoy visits to the theatre and talks on the arts please consider joining us; we look forward to meeting you.

For further information contact the secretary Geoffrey Adams on 01798 812984. More information on our website

Our friendly WI welcomes new members and visitors. So why not come and give us a try!

We meet at West Chiltington Village Hall on the second Thursday of each month at 2.15pm and enjoy a varied programme with excellent speakers.

We also have lots of activity groups which give you a chance to meet fellow members and make new friends in a less formal setting. These include Scrabble, Bridge, Walking, French Conversation, Focus on Food, Craft, Line Dancing, Drama, Discussion and Reading Groups. We also hold regular outings and social events such as our Summer Lunch.

For further details please ring our Secretary on 01798 817385 and don't forget to check our website.

Pulborough Computer Club

The club meets once a month - the first Tuesday in the month in Pulborough Village Hall, between 7.30pm and 9.45pm.

Cost £2 members, £3 guests, including refreshments. We have a speaker each month, and a Q and A session for any computing problems you may have. Further information on our website where you will find details of our meetings.

Pulborough and District Lunch Club

This is a weekly lunch club for senior citizens based in the Village Hall in Pulborough. We currently have members from Pulborough, Nutbourne, West Chiltington, Storrington, Bury and Amberley.

If you would enjoy a light lunch which you don't have to prepare yourself and if you would enjoy seeing old friends or perhaps making new ones, then please come along and join us. The menu includes home made soup, rolls and delightful puddings provided by volunteers, with special appropriate menus for high days and holidays, at modest cost.

Depending on your location, our Community Minibus may collect you from your home and take you to and from the Village Hall.

The club meets every Wednesday lunchtime from 12:30 to 2pm.in the attractive Arun Hall in Pulborough Village Hall, overlooking the lovely Pulborough Brooks.

For more information, contact Louise or telephone Louise Kaiser on 01798 831829 who will provide you with all the details. You can also visit our website at Lunch Club

Storrington Bowling Club

Would you like to have a game of Bowls on our lovely green? It is a very enjoyable activity. New bowlers are given plenty of support and made to feel welcome, so do give it a try! Membership is good value for money: informal bowling is free.

The Green (it is behind the cycle shop) reopened on 21st April with a coffee morning followed by an afternoon "Drive" when members spent an enjoyable couple of hours bowling in a relaxed informal competition followed by a cup of tea. Visitors, especially prospective members, are welcome to come and watch any of our matches. During the 2018 season we have a number of Open Days to welcome new members. The first four are open mornings, from 10am to 12 noon, on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April and Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May.
Just turn up!

We also have regular open evenings throughout the season. Qualified coaches are on hand to assist. Bowls can be borrowed initially and all that is needed for the open days is a pair of trainers or flat soled shoes. Please visit our website.

For more information or to arrange a "taster session" you are welcome to contact David Bain on 01903 742526.

Storrington Camera Club

We meet on alternate Thursdays from September through to May at 7:30pm.in the clubroom of the Storrington football club pavilion, located behind Chanctonbury Leisure Centre, Spierbridge Road, Storrington, West Sussex, RH20 4PG.

Our Membership is drawn from a wide surrounding area of West Sussex including strong contingents from Pulborough, West Chiltington, Washington and Ashington. All are welcome, including guests for our various events and talks. A small fee is charged for visitors. Visit our website for more information.


We are associated to the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies and our Society was established some 22 years ago and has an active membership of 260. We meet 9 times a year in the Village Hall for lectures and there are 2 Special Interest Days. We also arrange some 2 or 3 visits per year to places of interest as well as visits to The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden as and when there are discounted tickets available.

For further information please contact either John Florance 01798 812981 or Liz Young 01798 812845

Cantatrice Women Singers

If you enjoy singing or would like to, please note that Cantatrice are signing up new members for both Horsham and Steyning choirs.

Please visit our website at Cantatrice for more information.

Sandgate Singers.

We are a four-part choir based in Storrington, West Sussex. We rehearse at Sullington Village Hall every Monday evening during term times at 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.

We're always pleased to welcome new members and can promise a happy atmosphere and some interesting musical programmes.

If you like singing, come and join Storrington's friendliest choir. No auditions or formalities - just come and sing!

For more information please contact Noreen Gazey on 01903 743345 or just pay us a visit. You will be warmly greeted. Alternatively, please take a look at our website click here.


For almost 30 years Rotary has been making a difference in the communities in and around Storrington, from West Chiltington to the north, Pulborough to the west and Ashington and Washington to the east.

We meet at The Roundabout Hotel, Monkmead Lane, West Chiltington every Monday at 7 for 7.30pm.

If you are interested in Rotary and would like to know more about the Club, please telephone our Secretary David Lowe on 01403 784653
or visit our website.

Horsham Music Circle.

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This subscription only, non-profit making charity is dedicated to the sole purpose of providing live music, chamber music and recitals to a local audience in West Sussex based in Horsham.

Steyning Camera Club

We meet on Mondays from September to May. In addition we have lectures and workshops and a Tuesday morning 'Coffee Club'. Details from our website or from the secretary on 07977 144890