Ninfield

Your rubbish is needed! Kirsty, of Little Stars School of Dance, is collecting empty baby wipe packets for Ellie’s Fund, which is a charity supporting children with brain tumours and their families. The empty packets are recycled and for each one the charity gains 2 pence. They have raised over £30,000 already. This is a really easy thing you can do to help a charity. Please save your packets and either bag them up and drop them into the bright red wheelie bin hidden in her driveway or once you have a carrier bag full she can come and collect them from you. If anyone works in a nursery and is able to start a collection please get in touch with Kirsty. More details on the charity can be found at www.elliesfund.com. Call or text Kirsty on 07875235398. Address: 2 Church Farm Cottages, Manchester Road, Ninfield.

Ninfield Hall Committee are holding a Quiz Night at the Memorial Hall tomorrow, March 29, 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 East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, March 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.

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.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are once again looking to down grade Battle Fire station, which covers Ninfield & Hooe. Having a short period for consultation, the crew at Battle are asking your help to fight this decision. You can aid them by completing an online questionnaire at www.esfrs.org/publicconsultation, which lodges your objections. There will also be a public meeting at The Memorial Hall, Battle on the April 7, 7.30p.m to which you are invited to attend.

Hooe Open Group are meeting on Friday, April 11, at 2.30pm. Their talk will be entitled “Tax, Care & Toy Boys”, they wait to find out! For information on Open Group Activities contact Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

Christian Voices are performing their lent play, “Let His Light Shine”, at Ninfield Methodist Church on Saturday, April 12, at 3p.m. The play is written by Alan Young, the songs composed by Dave Chamberlin and Alan Young and is directed by Caroline Cox. All are welcome to attend.

At the next meeting of Hooe History Society, they will be welcoming Julian Porter who will be giving a talk on The Brassey Family. As Julian is an expert on this subject the evening should be really interesting. The date for your diary is Thursday, April 17, and the venue is, as usual, Hooe Village Hall. Their meetings start at 7.30p.m. Guests are warmly welcomed and at a charge of just £2.00, to include a cup of coffee and a biscuit, it must be the best value for money entertainment in Sussex! Further details from the Chairman, Heather Sinden 01424 893422 or Pam and Peter Doodes 01424 892329.

Ninfield Village Society have organised a Village Clean Up day on May 10. You are invited to help clear and tidy YOUR part of the village, with all necessary equipment being supplied by Ninfield Parish Council and Keir. If you would like to join in, please meet at the Methodist Church Hall at 10a.m. Refreshments are provided courtesy of Ninfield Parish Council. For more details, please contact Martin Wood on 892895 or Robin Goldsmith on 892778.

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.

Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close