Ninfield

Ninfield Cowls Club have been enjoying the sunshine this last week, playing 3 games. Although winning their Rother league match and gaining 10 points, they lost their other 2 matches. June 25, they played Hollington with a score of 95-55. Playing St Leonards on June 26, they lost 62-79. And their final match was against Cross-in-Hand, which they lost 62-78.

1st Ninfield Scout Group would like to thank everyone who helped at or attended their Summer Jumble Sale last Saturday. The weather was lovely and there was a good number of people who came out to support them.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, July 5 & 19 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.

St Oswald’s Church are holding their annual Garden Party on July 5, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. Hooe Silver Band will entertain with refreshments, cake stall and raffle.

Ninfield Methodist Church are holding a Café Church Family Service for all ages, will include freshly baked croissants, jams & coffee / tea; & activities for young people; on Sunday, July 6, 10.30 – 11.30 a.m. They will be pleased to see you.

Ninfield Flower Group meet on Monday, July 7, commencing at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. They welcome Gaenor Circus with her demonstration entitled “Ancient and Modern”. Non-members are welcome for a small charge of £4,00 which includes refreshments. All floral arrangements demonstrated are raffled at the end of the evening.

The Hooe Open Group are next meeting on Friday, July 11, when they will have a talk by Tracy Trimmer who is a BSc Hon. in podiatry (foot care). She will cover all aspects of well being for your feet. If you would be interested in joining in with a lively bunch of ladies, why not go along on the second Friday of the month to Hooe Village Hall, 2 p.m. For further details contact the organiser Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

Ninfield’s Got Talent returns on Friday, July 11. If you would like to enter, please contact Sami Guard on 893669 or email: smanthaguard@btinternet.com by June 30. Big cash prizes are to be won! After the competition, there will be a disco until midnight, and of course the bar and bbq will be at full tilt! Entrance £2.50 Adults, Children £1.

It’s Ninfield Carnival on July 12. This years theme is ‘Children’s T.V. Programmes’. You don’t have to have a float as walking processions are welcome too. Cups and rosettes are given for best in each category. The procession starts at midday. Along with the usual craft stalls and refreshment tents, there will be a car boot sale and a range of games for the teenagers like Bungee Run! Also, in the smaller marquee, for the first time there will be “The Great Ninfield Bake-off”... get your recipes sorted and join in the fun, look out for posters and info! There will also be a Tractor Pull competition, so if you’ve got a team in mind, come and record a Tractor Pull time on a set course. The Evening event will be dancing to the sounds of the band “Sarah G and the Other Three”, and there will be a Cabaret in the break performed by residents and based on Animal Magic and The Jungle Book - come and see if you can recognise anyone! The Bar and BBq will again be in full swing, - Entrance for the evening is £5 for Adults, Children £2. 50. As always, the Carnival Committee is asking for help. Anyone who is interested in giving a little time in the Tea Tent, on a Stall or Game, Marshalling or selling Raffle Tickets, please contact Sami on on 893669 or email: smanthaguard@btinternet.com, or see the list of jobs in the Village Post Office.

Ninfield Local History Group are meeting on July 17, 7.30 p.m. at the Methodist Church Hall. This months talk is ‘The De La Warr Family’ by Julian Porter. For further information, please contact Rod Ffoulkes, 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 next on Thursday, July 17, at 7.30 p.m. in Hooe Village Hall. They will be welcoming Bob Bonnett who will be giving a potted history of Sussex Windmills. Do you know where the Hooe windmill was situated? Apparently there is a difference of opinion, two distinct points of view. Perhaps all will be revealed on July 17! Members and non members welcomed, further details from Chairman Heather Sinden 01424 893422 or Peter and Pam Doodes 01424 892329 or visit the website hooehistory.wordpress.com.

The Bexhill & District Community First Responders, who cover Bexhill, Ashburnham, Ninfield, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Hooe , Whydown & Normans Bay, will be meeting on Wednesday, August 6. This is at Bexhill Fire Station at 7.30 p.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 Horticultural Society have their Summer Show on August 16. Watch this space for more details!

Ninfield Working Men’s Club is holding a Charity Fun Dog Show on September 21. Entry Fee £1.00 per class. Arrival Time:12.00 p.m. Judging Starts:1 p.m. Pedigree & Novelty Classes. Rosettes For 1st - 5th Places. RCCS or JW dogs need not be registered with the KC. Enquires for Dog Show phone: Malcolm or Hayley 07806420350. Stalls include Boot/Table Sale, Raffle & Tombola, Cake Stall, Teas & Coffees, BBQ & BAR etc. Ample free parking. Their Charity this year is Canine Partners. If you have any unwanted items suitable for Raffle/tombola prizes or any jumble/bootsale items you would like to donate please ring Marj on 892239 or Maureen on 892182.

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 2.30 p.m. except the first Sunday of the month, where they hold a Family Service at 10.30 a.m.

July 6, Cafe service (family) with Mrs M. Bickerdale

July 13, Worship & Praise with Revd. Neville Barnett

July 20, Holy Communion with Revd. Ian Pruden

July 27, Worship & Praise with Deacon Jean Duckworth-Lloyd

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