Ninfield

Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close

After a brief period away, Little Stars School of Dance is back. This involves dance and movement with Melody Bear for boys and girls aged 2-4 yrs. Fun and friendly classes. First class free, then £3.50 per class. Monday afternoons at The Reading Room, Ninfield. 1.30-2.00pm Dance and movement 2-3yrs, 2.15-2.45pm Dance and movement 3-4yrs, 2.50-3.20pm Tap and modern 3-4yrs, 3.45-4.15pm First Ballet 4-5yrs, 4.20-4.50pm Tap and modern 4-5yrs. See their website for more details www.littlestar.vpweb.co.uk, email info@littlestar.vpweb.co.uk, tel 07582 269 164.

Following the very successful Exhibition from Ninfield Local History Group in September, there is a number of publications available centred around Ninfield. These might make for Christmas presents: Village Historical Walks booklet (£2.50), WW1 Roll of Honour booklet (£5.00), Ninfield New Centenary Map CD (£5.00), Wartime Memories CD (£5.00), James Broughton’s booklet on Ninfield School in WW2 (£2.50), Ninfield Village map A1 size (£15.00), Ninfield Village map A2 size (£8.00), Ninfield Village map A3 size (£5.00). To this list we are pleased to announce the publication of a 2014 calendar at the bargain price of £4.00. The calendar contains wonderful photos of the village taken at different times of the year and chosen from our archives. To place an order in good time for Christmas, please see Jan Cooper, their Archivist, at the monthly meetings or contact her on 01424 893381 or emil: idj1066c@yahoo.com.

1st Ninfield Scout group would like to thank all those that organised the Family Bingo night last week and those who attended. A good night was had by all!

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, November 23 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

The committee of Ninfield Memorial Hall have been very pleased with the bookings for their Home Made Fayre on November 23. As well as delicious bakes from the Memorial Hall team, there will be jams, chutneys and cordials to please your palate, plus some unique Christmas presents - everything from bird boxes to painted glass, knitted toys to fine art. Whilst you enjoy the variety of stalls, the younger generation may like to help Father Christmas in his workshop with making labels and toys, or create their own Christmas card. Doors will be open between 10am and 4pm, so please go along to the Memorial Hall to support their fundraising as well as having some fun!

St Mary’s Church, Ninfield, are holding a Christmas Coffee morning tomorrow, Saturday November 23. Alongside teas and coffees available all morning, there will be a raffle, Crafts and Gifts, Cakes and Produce, Tombola and Competitions. Do go along and enjoy coffee and conversation with friends 10.30am - 12.00pm in the Reading Room.

Hooe Old Motor Club are now ready to distribute surplus funds raised at The Hooe’s Motor Club Show that was held in August. Clubs and organisations in the area are invited to submit requests for donations. Please write to Chris Hone, c/o Hooe’s Old Motor Club, Marwin Farm, Marley Lane, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0RE, before December 1, 2013, enclosing a brief note as to why your organisation should be considered. Requests will be discussed at the next committee meeting in January, 2014.

Rydon Homes is holding a public exhibition to introduce a vision to Ninfield residents for proposals of 50 new homes at The Ingrams, Bexhill Road. It will be held on Friday, November 29, 1-8pm at Ninfield Memorial Hall. This is in response to Wealden District Council identifying Ninfield as a rural service centre that requires greenfield development. All residents are invited to go and have a look at the proposals to provide a wide range of housing, alongside delivering new community facilities. This is your opportunity to share your thoughts on the development proposals and how they could be improved. If you are unable to make the exhibition, you can find out more on their website, as well as being able to complete a feedback questionnaire: www.ingramsninfield.co.uk.

Ninfield Flower Group have tickets now available for their Christmas meeting on December 6, 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall. They will welcome “Tony Brown” with his seasonal demonstration entitled “Festive Delights” Tickets are available from Ellie Barron on 01424 893385 at a cost of £9.00, payable at the time of order please. This will include light refreshments. All floral arrangements done by Tony will be raffled at the end of the evening. If you would like any further information regarding the Group please contact Susan on 01323 844634 after 6pm or weekends, or email ninfieldflowergroup@hotmail.co.uk.

The Hooe Open Group are having their Christmas luncheon, which will be held at the Cooden Beach Golf Club on the December 13, when members are able in invite guests. The January meeting will be a member’s forum, when the programme for 2014 will be formulated. If you are interested in joining a very friendly group of ladies, go along to Hooe Village Hall at 2.30pm on Friday, January 10, and be assured of a warm welcome. For further information contact Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

Ninfield Local History Group are meeting on December 19 for their Christmas Social with mulled wine and minced pies. Members are invited to take along their best home made pies. 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.

Ninfield Carnival Association held their monthly meeting a couple of weeks ago. They are planning to organise the Annual Pram Race next year, with a focus on encouraging children to participate. They are also hoping to organise a village treasure hunt to coincide with this event. More details will follow nearer the time. The Committee is really lacking members. We would welcome some new faces and help. Their next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 15, at Ninfield Working Men’s Club, 8.30pm. If you would like any extra information about joining the Carnival Committee, please contact Lorna on 893644.

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):

November 24, worship & Praise Service with Revd. Peggy Heim.

December 1, 10.30am, Advent Sunday with Revd. Ian Wales.

December 8, Holy Communion with Revd. Ian Wales.

December 15, Christian Voices with Revd. Ian Wales.

December 24, 4.30pm, Christingle Service.

December 29, local arrangement.

All local residents are invited to join the Methodist Church in their Christmas celebration services.

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