Ninfield

Ninfield Bowls Club accumulated some good points last week in the Rother League, with all their matches being league matches. Their first on July 9 against Sidley Martlets, they won 71-60, gaining 10 points. They achieved a further 4 points on July 12 against Staplecross, although loosing 67-73. Despite loosing 53-80 against Hawkhurst, they gained a further 4 points on July 13, due to winning 2 rinks on the final 2 games.

Hooe Open Group met in the afternoon of Friday, July 11, at Hooe Village Hall. The rain did not prevent a record attendance of just over 30 members and visitors. The star attraction was Tracy Trimmer, who is a top class Podiatry (Foot care) expert with a BSc degree in the subject; her clinic is located in Little Common, called Trim Feet Podiatry. The presentation covered all aspects of foot care, from cutting nails to dealing with corns, calluses and other skin ailments. There were many questions both during and after the presentation, highlighting a keen interest in the subject.

Tracy Trimmer also gave advice on the subject of choosing the right shoes, which did not always follow the selection by size only; she said other criteria have to be taken into consideration such as support, posture and comfort. Tea was taken at 3.30 p.m. during which Tracy Trimmer went around to each table to further discuss and advice on aspects of foot care. The next meeting of Hooe Open Group will be on August 8, when the club will be visiting the Carr Taylor Vineyard to see and sample the new vintage and partake of a ploughmen’s buffet lunch. If you are interested in joining a lively group of ladies who enjoy each other’s company, contact Edna Wallis on 01424 842591 and she will be pleased to welcome you into the fold.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, July 19 at:

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

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

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

Ninfield Flower Group are holding their Flower Show, entitled ‘Songs of Praise’ on August 2 & 3. This will be held at Ninfield Methodist Church, 10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. on Saturday and 11.30 a.m - 4.30 p.m. on the Sunday. Proceeds are in aid of the Sussex Kidney Trust. Entry is £2, to include a programme. There will also be teas, cakes, bric a brac, plants, book stalls and a raffle. For further details of Ninfield Flower Group, please see their website: ninfieldflowergroup.co.uk.

Ninfield Methodist Church will be having a special Morning Praise Service on August 3, 10.30 a.m., which will feature some of the song/hymns portrayed in the displays of the Ninfield Flower Group’s Flower Show. All are very welcome to attend.

A Coffee Morning/Light Lunch will be held on August 6 in aid of Chestnut Tree House, Children’s Hospice Care. Being held at Little Acre, Church Path, Ninfield, 10.30 a.m. - 2 p.m. A raffle and plants will also be available. All are welcome to support this worth while charity. Any contributions will be welcome.

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 Local History Group are not meeting during August. Their next meeting is on September 18, 7.30 p.m. at the Methodist Church Hall. This months talk is ‘Mad jack Fuller’ with Geoff Hutchinson. 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.

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 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