Ninfield

Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close

It has been suggested that a Ninfield & Hooe Diary be prepared and delivered, free of charge, to every household in Hooe & Ninfield, about 1000 copies. Volunteers are prepared to collate the information, get it printed and arrange – hopefully – and deliver it early April. What they will need is for all groups, organisations, individuals who have dates planned for any events in 2014 to send in the details to include - Date, event title, organisation, venue, and a contact phone/email/ and/or web address. Each group to pay £10.00 towards costs. Volunteers are required to deliver leaflets. Please email: ninfieldnews@btconnect.com or telephone Carol Holland 893326 or Nicki Murphy 893867, by end March.

Hooe Open Group will be meeting today, March 14, when a member of the Air Ambulance Service will be giving an illustrated talk on the work of the service. The meeting will commence as usual at 2.30p.m. at Hooe Village Hall, visitors and joining members are always welcome. If you would like to have a copy of the annual programme or any other information about this ever expanding ladies social club, why not contact the organiser Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

Ninfield Flower Group are holding a jumble sale tomorrow, March 15, 2p.m. at the Memorial Hall, Ninfield. Anyone wishing to donate and will be unable to attend please contact Jennifer on 01424 892878.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, March 15 & 29 at:

Hooe, opposite Denbigh Court, 1.50p.m. - 2.35p.m.

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

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

Ninfield Horticultural Society has two events in March. Firstly on Monday 17, their evening speaker is Kim Richards. He will be telling them about ‘Gardening with Wildlife’. As usual they meet at 7.30p.m. in the Memorial Hall. On Saturday March 22, their annual Spring Show will be held in the Memorial Hall. Visitors are very welcome from 2.30p.m. Schedules, which include entry forms, are available from the village Post Office and they would love more entries from people from the village. Help is available for new entrants from Rose (892422). They look forward to seeing you at the Show

Ninfield Village Society Meeting and AGM is on Tuesday, March 18 at the Methodist Hall, 7.00p.m. The meeting is open to all and they would welcome new members who have an interest in helping to maintain the amenities of our village. The 2014 Annual General Meeting of The Society will include a brief report on the work undertaken during the past year, and a discussion of future projects. Following a refreshments break, they have again enlisted Graham Kean who will give a talk about “The history of Roads and Pathways in Sussex”. For further information, please contact either Martin Wood, Chairman (892895) or Robin Goldsmith, Treasurer (892778).

Ninfield Local History Group are meeting on March 20, with a talk by Ian Everest entitled “Sussex during the First World War”. 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.

The Hooe History Society meet on March 20, in Hooe Village Hall. This month Geoff Lawrence will be talking about the history of the Hooe Silver Band, which has been an important part of the village for many years. Members and guests receive a warm welcome at the meetings. If you have not been before why not give yourself a treat?! Further details from Heather Sinden 01424 893422 or Peter or Pam Doodes 01424 892329.

Ninfield Hall Committee are holding a Quiz Night at the Memorial Hall on Saturday, March 27, from 7p.m. for a 7.30p.m. start. The cost is £5 per person, to include a ploughman’s supper. Please take your cutlery, glasses, drink and nibbles. A maximum of 6 people to a table. Tickets can be purchased by calling 892878. There will also be a raffle. All proceeds raised will go to the hall restoration fund.

The Bexhill & District Community First Responders, who cover Bexhill, Ashburnham, Ninfield, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Hooe , Whydown & Normans Bay, will be meeting on Wednesday, April 2. This is at Bexhill Fire Station at 7.30p.m., every first Wednesday in the month. If you are interested in finding out more please contact the Team Leader, Mike Dean on 07970024135.

Ninfield Parish Council are meeting on April 3, 7.15p.m. at the Methodist Church Hall. All local residents are welcome to attend.

Ninfield Flower Group are meeting on Monday, April 7, at Ninfield Memorial Hall commencing 7.30p.m. This month they welcome Robin White with his demonstration entitled “Floral Formations”. Non members are welcome at a cost of £4, to include refreshments. All floral arrangements demonstrated are raffled off at the end of the evening. Future events include: May 12, “A Basket for all Occasions” workshop and June 2, Gaenor Circus with a demonstration called “Fabulous Flowers”. For further information, please contact Jennifer Collett on 01424 892878 or email ninfieldflowergroup@hotmail.co.uk.

Christian Voices are performing their lent play, “Let His Light Shine”, at Ninfield Methodist Church on Saturday, April 12, at 3p.m. All are welcome 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 - 9.30a.m. Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month)

Wednesdays - 10.00a.m. Holy Communion.

St Oswald’s Services (Church of England, Hooe):

Sundays - 11.15a.m. Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month).

Ninfield Methodist Church - all services at 2.30p.m. except the first Sunday of the month, where they hold a Family Service at 10.30a.m.

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