Ninfield

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: Our PCSO, Daryl Holter, advices that the police have received a report that overnight November 26-27, a vehicle was subject to criminal damage at the junction of Manchester Road and the Green Ninfield outside the Blacksmiths Inn. Should anyone have seen or heard anything in connection with this please can they contact Police on 101.

U18’S FOOTBALL: Ninfield United U18’s went down 2-5 to a rampant Riverhead side that worked closely together. Despite having the better run of the play in most of the first half, lapses let Rusthall have an easy 3-0 lead early on. To be fair, one goal would have been a difficult save for a premiership goalie. Ninfield’s goalie also made two superb saves, to keep the goal score reasonable. We need performances like that from everyone every week. It comes together well on the training pitch but astro turf is not the same as a muddy pitch, that saps stamina, especially for the younger lads. Ninfield pulled one back before halftime but hadn’t come out for the second half focussed enough and let in two more, before another Ninfield goal brought the deficit down to a more respective 2-5. Some advice from a seasoned pro and fan: “Listen to your coach’s advice and try to put them into use in the game, not just in practice. Keep focussed and take your chances. There were plenty of opportunities on Sunday, but they went begging. There’s more to learn from a defeat than a win, you all know what parts of your game need working on, so just try your best and no one can ask for more. Well done, make this your last loss of the season!” Next Sunday, December 7, is an away match at Rusthall, 12 p.m. kick off, so go to the Ninfield United FC facebook page for more details.

NINFIELD FLOWER GROUP: Ninfield Flower Group are next meeting today, 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 tomorrow, 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 tomorrow, 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.

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.

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.

NINFIELD HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: On Monday December 15, it is their members’ Christmas Evening at 7.30 p.m. in the Memorial Hall. The committee are planning some games and will provide drinks. Edible contributions would be appreciated. Do go along, you might win a prize!

FIRST RESPONDERS: The Bexhill & District Community First Responders, who cover Bexhill, Ashburnham, Ninfield, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Hooe , Whydown & Normans Bay, will be meeting on Wednesday, January 7. 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.

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., December 7, Cafe Church service 10.30 a.m., December 14, Holy Communion with Revd. Derek Brice., December 21 Carol Service, with Revd. Ian Pruden., December 24, Christmas Eve Christingle, 4.30 p.m., December 28, United Service at Christchurch, 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