Ninfield

Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close, Ninfield

Hooe Sports Football Club were due to play Eastbourne Albert. Unfortunately Eastbourne Albert were unable to raise a team and thus Hooe automatically won the game! This Saturday they are playing away to Robertsbridge at Robertsbridge recreation ground, kick off is at 2pm. The Club are still in need of some more committed players, 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.

Ninfield Village Society are holding a Coffee morning tomorrow, 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 Working Men’s Club will be holding a charity Christmas Coffee Morning on December 4 (at the NWMC) in aid of Hastings Young Life Guards, from 10am until 12.30pm. There will be a table sale, brick-a-brac, new and nearly new stalls, along with a raffle. You are invited to get some of your Christmas shopping done and sit and relax by their open fire. Entrance is £1/person to include your coffee/tea and a mince pie.

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 at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. All members and non-members are welcome to attend. The competition for 2013 will be a arrangement of your choice in a cup and saucer. The group are looking for new members to join their committee. Should you require any further information regarding any of their meetings or becoming a member of the committee, please contact Susan Cambell on ninfieldflowergroup@hotmail.co.uk or Tel: 01323 844634 after 6pm or weekends.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages on December 8 & 22:

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.

Ninfield Horticultural Society: Following the successful ‘boozy’ lecture, the next event for members is the Christmas Evening on Wednesday December 12. Edible contributions will be gratefully received and the committee will provide drinks and seasonal games. Please remember that from January, their meetings will change to Mondays.

The Hooe Open Group’s 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.

Ninfield Primary School’s Christmas Fayre is on Monday December 17, 3.30-5pm. If any local businesses can offer sponsorship/raffle prizes please contact the school 892486 or Lorna 893644.

Christmas services in our parish churches

December 18, St Oswald’s Carol Service 7.30pm

December 23, St Mary’s Christingle Service 3.30pm

December 25, St Mary’s Christmas Day Family Communion 9.30am

December 25, St Oswald’s Christmas Day Family Communion 11.15am

Please note there is no Midnight service this year.

Arthritis Research UK are holding a Winter Warmer on January 23, 2013 in the Reading Room (Church Lane, Ninfield) at 12.30pm, tickets are £7.50 per person. All are welcome. Please book your place with Ann on 892593.

1st Ninfeld Scout Group are holding their Annual January Jumble Sale on January 26, 2pm at the Memorial Hall. The group will collect your jumble for you, please contact Dick Creasey 07970559226, Elaine Gausden 07798654614 or Sandra Titherley 892848. Jumble can also be left on Friday January 25 after 6pm or on Saturday 26 after 8am. You are invited to go along and search for bargains enjoy some refreshments or try your luck in the raffle.

Hooe Parish Council are meeting on January 28, 2013 at 7.45pm in the Village Hall. All Hooe residents are invited to attend.

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)

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):

December 2, Worship & Praise with Mr. David Hanson

December 9, Worship & Praise with Revd. Ian Pruden

December 16, Christingle Service with Revd. Ian Wales

December 23, Carol Service with Revd. Derek & Topsy Brice

December 30, 10.30am Service at Christchurch with Mrs Christine Freeland

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