Ninfield

RYDON HOMES PLANNING APPLICATION: Ninfield Parish Council have a planning meeting today, November 28, at the Memorial Hall to discuss the planning notice recently received from Rydon Homes to build 55 new homes in the village. Doors open at 7.45 p.m. for a 8 p.m. start. If you are unable to attend, there will probably be a further discussion at the meeting on Thursday, December 4 (see below for further details).

U18‘S FOOTBALL: Ninfield United have a new strip this season, sponsored by the Village Stores. They are mid table so far and are showing lots of commitment to climbing higher in the Crowborough League. Last Sunday, they played against a weakened Hampden Park side, who are struggling to make a full team, and were 4-0 up at half time and ran out 8-2 at full time. The pitch looked surprisingly good given all the recent rain and that the adult Ninfield United team played on it the afternoon before. So credit has to be given that the pitch was in a playable condition, although the lads were so eager to play they’d have enjoyed it even if it was thick Glastonbury mud! Even in the pelting rain on Sunday, you could see the commitment these lads have to do Ninfield proud, so if you want to see the stars of the future (!) come along and watch! Thanks also to Chris at the Village stores for his sponsorship - another of those in the village quietly doing his bit to ensure these lads have something useful to do If you have a young lad lounging around the house on a Sunday morning, take him along to watch and he might even have a chance to get into the team, or at least turn up for training sessions on Thursday evenings. They play Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. kick off. Next Sunday, November 30, they are again at home on Ninfield recreation Ground. All spectators welcome! To find out more, go to the Ninfield United FC facebook page to make contact with the team.

COFFEE MORNING: Ninfield Working Men’s Club is holding a charity Christmas Coffee morning tomorrow, November 29, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. There will also be a tabletop sale, raffle, bric-a-brac and mince pies. All are welcome, there is ample parking!

FIRST RESPONDERS: The Bexhill & District Community First Responders, who cover Bexhill, Ashburnham, Ninfield, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Hooe , Whydown & Normans Bay, will be meeting on Wednesday, December 3. 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.

STAMPS: Ninfield Working Mens Club are asking you to save your stamps for their charity, Canine Partners, who work in conjunction with Guide Dogs for the Blind. Stamp donations can be dropped off to the working mens club or you can call Marjorie on 892239.

NINFIELD PARISH COUNCIL: Ninfield Parish Council next meet on December 4, 7.15 p.m. at the Methodist Church Hall. All Ninfield residents are welcome to attend.

NINFIELD FLOWER GROUP: Ninfield Flower Group are next meeting on Friday, December 5, an the Memorial Hall, commencing at 7.30 p.m. They welcome the talented Craig Bullock, with his seasonal demonstration entitled “WINTER”. Tickets are £10.00 to include refreshments, and are available from Ellie Barron on 01424 893385. All flowers demonstrated are raffled at the end of the evening as well as the Flower Group Raffle. The group’s AGM will be on January 5, 2015 at 7.30 p.m. If you would like any further information regarding our Group or on any forthcoming events, please telephone Jennifer on 01424 892878 or email: ninfieldflowers@gmail.com.

BLUEGRASS PRESENTS: Following the recent successful presentation of The Whitetop Mountain Band USA, The Bluegrass Plus Club presents The Corn Potato String Band plus Alive and Picking. This American Acoustic Concert will be held on December 6, 8.30 - 11 p.m. at Ninfield Memorial Hall. Tickets are £10/person, available from Ninfield Post Office or Ray and Sheila on 01424 893390 or 07956266534 / Email: sheila@bluegrass-plusclub.co.uk. You can check out their website at: www.bluegrass-plusclub.co.uk.

MOBILE LIBRARY: The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages on December 6 & 20 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.

CAFE CHURCH: Ninfield Methodist Church are holding a Cafe Church on Sunday, December 7, 10.30 - 11.30 a.m. You are invited to their monthly family service which includes breakfast. Cafe Church services take place on the first Sunday each month.

HOOE OPEN GROUP: The Hooe Open Group (Ladies Club) December meeting is the club’s Christmas luncheon at the Cooden Beach Golf Club, when guests are invited to join in the celebrations. If you are interested in joining Hooe Open Group (Ladies Club) why not call Edna on 01424 842591.

FINDING OUT MORE: 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.

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 SERVICES/EVENTS: 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. November 30, Advent Sunday with Deacon Jean Duckworth-Lloyd. December 7, Cafe Church service 10.30 a.m.

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

Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close