Ninfield

Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close, Ninfield

A thank you to all who attended the recent Ninfield Flower Group’s Jumble Sale. A total of £402 was raised on the day.

Hooe Open Group (Ladies Club) are meeting today, May 10, 2.30pm at Hooe Village Hall. They will be having a talk by Annlyn Boyes called “My career with Sir Norman Hartnell”, which should be of interest as his client list covered almost everyone

of note, from the Queen to stars of the cinema and theatre. For further detail contact the Social Organiser, Edna Wallis Tel. 01424 842591.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, May 11 and 25 at: Hooe, opposite Denbigh Court, 1.50pm - 2.35pm. Ninfield, Millfield (off Manchester Road), 2.50pm - 3.25pm. Ninfield, Downsview (off Church Lane), 3.40pm - 4.05pm.

Ninfield Flower Group are meeting on May 13, 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall. They will be having a demonstration by Samantha Thomas entitled ‘Holywood Legends’. Should you require any further information regarding the group or would like to join, please contact Susan on ninfieldflowergroup@hotmail.co.uk or telephone 01323 844634 after 6pm or weekends.

Ninfield Local History Group are meeting on May 16, 7.30pm at the Reading Room. This month they have a talk from the manager of Ibstock Bricks. Annual membership only costs £10 per person, but everyone is welcome. There is a charge of £1 for members (and £2 for non-members) at each meeting to help towards the cost of refreshments and guest speakers. For further information, please contact Rod Ffoulkes, Acting Chairman, NLHG 01424 893635 or email ken.ffoulkes@which.net or see their Website/Facebook page: www.ninfieldhistorygroup.org / http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ninfield-Local-History-Group/206758869459743.

A Dinner Dance is being held on May 18 at the Memorial Hall to raise money for the hall repairs which commence in July. There will be a 3 course meal (2 choices per course) plus coffee and mints, dancing, and a floor show cabaret featuring “ Les Belles Burlesques” and other local performers. Tickets are limited to 80 and are £20 per person. There will also be a pay bar - wines, champagne, beer and lager.,plus a small raffle Dress code is Formal!!! For further information or to book your place, please contact Sami Guard on 893699 / Email: samanthaguard@btinternet.com.

Hooe Parish Council is meeting on May 23, 7.45pm in the Village Hall. All Hooe residents are invited to attend.

Ninfield’s Got Talent returns for another fun filled evening on July 12, 7pm-midnight. This is a great family event held in the marquee on Ninfield recreation ground. There are cash prizes on offer for the participants. For the revelers there is a bar, BBQ and a wide selection of entertainment. If you would like to enter, please contact Sami on 07970650321. If you would like to take part in the talent contest, please contact Sammi Guard on 893669/samanthaguard@btinternet.com. Closing date for entries is June 30.

Ninfield Carnival will be on Saturday July 13. The theme of the Carnival is ‘James Bond’ (it is the 50th anniversary of the Bond films). Preparations are already underway to organise the Carnival. The Committee has a committed core of people organising the day, but they are keen to welcome any new members, especially people to give up an hour or so of their time on the day of the Carnival. This year, they have decided to raise money purely for projects in our village. If you could help in any way, please either ring Andy on 892196. If you would be willing to sponsor an event or provide a raffle prize please contact Steve Fleming on 07717451303.

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):

May 12, Holy Communion with Rev. Ian H. Wales.

May 19, Worship and Communion with Barry Turnwell

May 26, Local arrangements.

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