Ninfield

Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close, Ninfield

Ninfield Bowls Club have been a little bit up against it this last week with the weather. The Ninfield rinks were too wet for matches however, they managed a match (of sorts) against Hastings White Rock on Wednesday June 22. Only managing 12 ends before the weather took hold and they had to abandon, Ninfield won 39-31.

Ninfield Flower Group are meeting on Monday June 3 commencing at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. They shall welcome Carolynne Meer with her demonstration entitled “Bags of Flowers and Fun”. All non-members are welcome at a a small charge of £3 which includes refreshments. All flowers demonstrated will be raffled at the end of the evening. If you would like any further information regarding our group or would like to join please contact Susan on 01323 844634 or email on ninfieldflowergroup@hotmail.co.uk

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages on June 8 and 22, 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.

The Hooe Open Group (Ladies Club) are meeting on June 14 at Hooe Village Hall, at 2.30pm. For further information contact Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

Hooe History Society next meet on Thursday June 13 in The Hooe Village Hall at 7.30pm. Chris Hone and Ron Wanmer are going to talk to the group about Hooe’s Old Motor Club. Their illustrated talk will be about the History of the Club and the Car Show, now in its 44th year! Hooe History Society was formed last September and since then has met monthly, the meeting topics have been varied and all have been well received. The Society is getting excellent attendance and the evenings are very enjoyable. Plans are well advanced for their first exhibition to be held in October.

Further details about the June meeting or further information about the Society from Heather Sinden 01424 893422.

Ninfield School are holding a Rat Pack Night on June 14, at Ninfield Memorial Hall, 8pm - midnight. Dean Ager, a super Frank Sinatra / Bouble tribute act, will be singing live with a disco. There will also be a bar throughout the evening. All funds raised will go towards extra resources for children at Ninfield C of E School. Tickets are available from the school 01424 892486 or Lorna 893644.

Christian Voices Bexhill will be performing The Wedding at Cana, written by Alan Young, songs by Dave Chamberlin, at Ninfield Methodist Church Hall on Saturday, June 15, 3pm. Admission is Free. Donations to Homecall, Bexhill.

Ninfield Local History Group are next meeting is June 20, 7.30pm in the reading Room with a talk by Richard Platt on Smuggling in Sussex. 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.

St Mary’s Summer Solstice Fete will be on Saturday June 22 from 12noon - 2.30pm at the Reading Room, Church Lane. Stalls include cakes, produce and plants, gifts and books, raffle, tombola and games. Refreshments of a barbecue and drinks will be available along with some summer sun, hopefully! They look forward to seeing you there.

Music in June at St Oswald’s Church Hooe with The Melodians on Thursday June 27 at 7.30pm. The programme includes a variety of music; songs from the Beatles and Queen to the Hallelujah Chorus; Wherever you Ar” (the Military Wives), organ, piano duets and more! Tickets (including light refreshments) are £3.50 available from Jack 01424 892576 or Simon 01424 845087 or on the door. Retiring collection for St Michael’s Hospice.

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, barbecue 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.

1st Ninfield Scout Group are holding a jumble sale on June 29 at Ninfield Memorial Hall, 2-4pm. Along with the usual bargains there will be refreshments and a raffle. Should you have any jumble to donate, you can drop it off to the hall on the Friday evening (June 28) after 7pm or it can be dropped off on the Saturday morning after 8am. Alternatively, you can arrange for a collection by contacting Dick Creasy on 07970550226 or Elaine Gausden on 07798654614. The group look forward to seeing you there.

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 councillor’s (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 - 10am 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):

June 2, Worship and Communion with Deacon Jean Duckworth-Lloyd.

June 9, Methodist Homes Sunday with Mr Owen Birch.

June 16, Church Anniversary with Rev Roger Leslie.

June 23, Holy Communion with Rev Ian Wales.

June 30, Salvation Army.

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