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Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close

On Wednesday October 24, 1st Ninfield Scout group became affiliated with the Bexhill branch of the Royal British Legion. The ceremony, conducted by the District Chaplin, Father Michael Brydon, was attended by dignitaries from the Royal British Legion and Senlac District Scouts. You will find Ninfield Scout group selling Poppies at Sainsburys, Bexhill, nearer to Remembrance Sunday. Father Michael also blessed a newly created group flagpole. The flagpole is dedicated to the memory of Kevin Tomson, son of Neil Tomson. Neil has had links to the scout group over many years and wanted to donate some funds towards something that both had purpose for the Ninfield scout group, as well as having a lasting memory to Kevin. The group would like to thank Neil for his kind donation, Paddy Ballard for the beautifully crafted flagpole and Ian Cannon of Southern Metal Developments for creating the Fleur-de-lis flagpole final.

Hooe History Society are holding an exhibition tomorrow, October 5, at Hooe Village Hall, 10am - 4pm. The Society has recently celebrated it’s first birthday and the exhibition is a celebration of the work that it has achieved thus far. Entry to the exhibition is free! Go along and enjoy the exhibits and learn a little more about the History of Hooe; share your memories; add to the information already collected - even correct facts if you have first hand information! Arrange to meet friends on Saturday and enjoy company over coffee.

Tomorrow, October 5, the Friends of Ninfield School have organised a ‘Back to School disco in the Memorial Hall. There will be a night of 70s, 80s and early 90s music to enjoy and dance the night away to! Doors open at 7.30-11pm. There will be a well stocked bar. Tickets cost £5 and are available from the school office or Ninfield Post Office. The Friends look forward to seeing you there.

Ninfield Flower Group are meeting on Monday, October 7 at the Memorial Hall, 7.30pm. This month they welcome Jean Allan with her demonstration entitled “Autumn Glory”. All non-members are welcome at a small charge of £3.00, which includes refreshments. All flowers demonstrated are raffled at the end of the evening. If you would like any further information regarding the above please contact Susan on 01323 844634 after 6pm or email ninfieldflowergroup@hotmail.co.uk.

Hooe Open Group are meeting on October 11, 2.30pm at Hooe Village hall where they will welcome Sarah Page will be presenting the history of the Sussex Trug as well as demonstrating its manufacturing technique. If you would like further information about the group, please call Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages on October 12 & 26 at:

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

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

Ninfield, Downsview (off Church Lane), 3.40pm - 4.05pm.

Ninfield Flower Group are holding a Jumble Sale on Saturday October 12 in the Memorial Hall. Doors open 2pm. If you are unable to attend on the day and would like to donate, cakes or produce, it can be dropped off with Beryl Harmer, Chamberlain House,The Green,Ninfield (01424 892057) or contact Jennifer on (01424 892878). The money raised at our Jumble Sales is essential fundraising for the club.

Ninfield Methodist Church are holding a Harvest Lunch in their hall on Sunday October 13, 12.30pm. Tickets are £5 each are available from church members or Paul and Betty Burson by telephoning 892192. All are very welcome.

It will be Ninfield Carnival’s AGM on Wednesday, October 16, at 8pm. It will be held at the Working Men’s Club. Their Chairman, Andy Gale, will be standing down. They have very few members at the moment and would warmly welcome some new blood. Please ring Lorna 893644, if you’d be interested in joining them, or turn up at the AGM.

Tickets for the Ninfield Reunion event at 2pm on Saturday ,October 19, organised by the Ninfield Local History Group are now on sale at the Ninfield Village Stores & Post Office. The Reunion is for anyone who lived in the village anytime between 1930 and 1969. Admission is by advance ticket only as an afternoon tea is included in the price of £2 per person. To avoid disappointment buy your tickets now!

The next Neighbourhood and Panel meeting will be held in the reading room, Ninfield, on Tuesday October 22, 7.30pm. The speak will be from the Road Policing Unit advising about operation Crackdown and Anti-Social Driving. You are invited to go along and find out how incidents can be reported and ask questions to the speaker along with your questions to Daryl Holter, our PCSO.

Gala Night is back on October 26 at , 7pm - Midnight. A Fish and Chips Supper, Entertainment with Déjà Revue, Award Ceremony, dancing, Bar and a raffle. Tickets £14 per head. Call Sami on 893699, 07970650321, email samanthaguard@btinternet.com for booking and food choices, or see Sophie in the Post Office. This popular evening is back and all profits from the event will go to local causes.

Crafts for Christmas, Christmas Gifts and Table Top Sale returns this year, again in aid of Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice Care. At Ninfield Memorial Hall, Saturday November 9, 10am - 4pm. A whole host of craft stalls will be there. For further information, please call Pam 01424 892329 or Thelma 01424 892421.

On November 23, the Memorial Hall will be holding a ‘home-made’ fair. This could cover anything from knitted hats to jam, cards to cakes. It’s all to raise money for the hall and tables can be booked via Kaye Crittell 01424 892883 or k.crittell@btinternet.com. Price £10 if you are from Ninfield, £12 if outside.

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):

October 6, 10.30am, HARVEST FESTIVAL’ Family Service with Rev. Ian H. Wales They look forward to welcoming the 1st. Ninfield Scout Group to this special service of Thanksgiving for God’s gifts. They would be grateful for any gifts of produce / tins; which will subsequently be distributed in the village, and via Bexhill Foodbank.

October 13, Service of Worship with Gillian Lambourne

October 20, Holy Communion with Revd. Ian Wales

October 27, Bible Sunday Service of Worship with Mr Owen Birch

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