Ninfield

Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close

Our local PCSO has advised of some recent reports the local policing team have received: During the morning period of November 9, a garage in Bexhill Road, Ninfield was subject to a break in. Over the weekend of November 2-5, a garage in Ninfield High Street was subject to a break in. Please make sure that all sheds, outbuildings and garages are secure at all times and valuables are kept out of sight. If anyone saw or heard anything suspicious please call Daryl on 101 ext 65261.

The Hooe Open Group held their November meeting on afternoon of Friday 10th,

when the members were suitably entertained by Alan Fuller, who was a beat policeman in and around Bexhill some thirty years ago. He had a number of very humorous recollections from his time as an old fashioned copper. Alan also had a collection of jokes relating to his time in the police force as well as from life in general. Altogether it was a very pleasant way to spend two or three hours on a Friday afternoon. The membership of the club is growing, the November meeting being no exception, with four new faces joining the meeting. Being the time of the year when one is becoming aware that the festive season is almost upon us, the members were treated to warm mince pies with their afternoon tea. The next event will be at the Cooden Beach Golf Club where the club will be holding it’s Christmas luncheon. This is now a regular event to end the programme for the year and a special occasion on which the members can invite friends as their guest. If you would like to consider joining the Hooe Open Group, go along to their January meeting being held on Friday 11th which will be a members event and will present an opportunity for new members to get to know each other. For further information on the Hooe Open Group Edna Wallis is always there to welcome you, she can be contacted any time on 01424 842591.

Last Sunday, November 11, Ninfield 1st Scout Group took part in the Remembrance Sunday parade in Bexhill. In all, around 70 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers along with leaders and helpers took part in remembering our fallen service men and women. Throughout the service, all of the group done a fantastic job of representing their group and village. Thank you to the Royal British Legion for organising a lovely service.

Wednesday November 7 saw the Ninfield 1st Scout group hold their AGM. After 22 years, Mary Maynard decided to step down as the group’s secretary and Alma Mann also stepped down as chairman. Therefore the new Chairman was elected as Rachel Feeley (that’s me!) and the group’s new Secretary is Rosemary Cooper. Dick Creasy was re-elected as Treasurer (as he does such a wonderful job!). The group would like to thank both Mary and Alma for their assistance in the running of the group. If you would like more information about the Scout group, be it your child wanting to join (from the Ninfield area only) or yourself looking to volunteer as a leader/helper, please contact Rosemary on 892681.

Battle & Villages Lions Club are once again holding their very popular Children in Need Quiz Night tonight, November 16 at Ninfield Memorial Hall, 7.30 for an 8.00pm start - strict maximum of 6 players per team. £6 per person which includes a Ploughmans Supper - there will be a cash prize for the winning team and a raffle. Please bring your own drinks and glasses as there will be no bar available on the night. To book your table please ring 08458335826 or 07742930717 or e.mail battlelionsclub@gmail.com.

The Children’s Health Event that was being organised by Ninfield Patients Involvement Group for tomorrow, 17 November has unfortunately had to be postponed. The group hope to organise another event before too long.

Hooe Sports Football Club are playing away tomorrow to Ticehurst in the ESFL Premier Division. Kick off is at 2pm at the Bell Field, Pickforde Lane, Ticehurst. The Club are also in need of some more committed players (they recently had to pull out of their Hastings FA Intermediate Cup match). YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU! If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Luke Pont (Secretary) on 07872312266 or via their website. You can also track the club’s progress online: www.pitchero.com/clubs/hooesportsfc.

Tomorrow, November 17, there will be a Family Bingo evening to raise money for 1st Ninfield Scout group, 7pm-9pm. Tickets cost £3 per adult/£2 per child. Sure to be an enjoyable evening with 6 rounds of bingo, raffle, games and refreshments. Tickets can be bought from Lorna, 893644 or from Sophie at Ninfield Post Office.

Ninfield Horticultural Society are meeting on November 21 where they will hear from Dave Harrison of Carr Taylor with a talk on ‘Vines and Wines’.

Ninfield Methodist Church hold a ‘Wesley Guild’ on Wednesday November 21, 2.30pm. This is a relaxed and informal fortnightly meeting friendship group. This week they are looking at ‘Fair Trade‘ with Rev. Michael & Mrs. Ward. All are warmly welcome to attend.

St Mary’s Church Christmas Coffee Morning is on Saturday November 24 at 10.30am in the Reading Room. Raffle, Competitions, stalls including Tombola, Cakes and Produce, Crafts and Gifts and refreshments. Come and enjoy some Christmas cheer and conversation with friends.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages on November 24:

Hooe, opposite Denbigh Court, 1.50pm - 2.35pm.

Ninfield, Millfield (off Manchester Road), 2.50pm - 3.25pm.

Ninfield, Downsview (off Church Lane), 3.40pm - 4pm.

Hooe Parish Council are meeting on November 26, 7.45pm at Hooe Village Hall. All Hooe residents are invited to attend.

Ninfield Village Society are holding a Coffee morning on Saturday December 1 in the Reading Room from 10.00am to 12 noon. You are invited to go along and find out about the work the Society does within the village. There will be picture displays related to their work and some wonderful shots from both the Jubilee weekend and Carnival. Their treasurer Robin Goldsmith will give a talk on activities and progress made in Church Wood during the past year. As well as refreshments being available, there will be home-made produce for sale and raffle prizes to win.

Ninfield Parish Council are meeting on December 6, 7.15pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Church Lane, Ninfield. All Ninfield residents are invited to attend.

Ninfield Flower Group are meeting on Friday December 7 at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. This year they look forward to welcoming Nick Grounds with his demonstration entitled “Christmas Carols”. Tickets are £9.00 payable at the time of order and will include light refreshments. Tickets for this event are available from Ellie Barron on 01424 893385. All flower arrangements will be raffled at the end of the evening. Forthcoming events: AGM Monday January 7, 2013. Should you require any further information regarding any of our meetings please contact Susan Cambell on ninfieldflowergroup@hotmail.co.uk or Tel: 01323 844634 after 6pm or weekends.

Don’t forget that you can find out more community information from both villages and Wealden District Council on our district councillors (Pam Doodes) website or the Ninfield Parish Council website: www.pamdoodes.com / www.ninfield.webplus.net.

Church Services for Ninfield and Hooe (www.ninfield.org.uk):

St Mary’s Services (Church of England, Ninfield):

Sundays - 9.30am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month)

1st Sunday of the month - 6pm Book of Common Prayer Communion

Wednesdays - 10.00am Holy Communion

St Oswald’s Services (Church of England, Hooe):

Sundays - 11.15am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month)

Ninfield Methodist Church - all services at 2.30pm (unless otherwise indicated):

November 18, Holy Communion with Revd. Ian Wales

November 25, local arrangement.

Anything that you would like included in the Village Voice for Ninfield or Hooe, please email the details to me: nhvillagevoice@hotmail.com.