Ninfield

ST. OSWALD’S: A thank you from St Oswald’s. On Shrove Tuesday, over 50 people enjoyed a lunch of soup and pancakes. Thanks to everyone who supported the event.

They look forward to the Garden Party on July 4 and the Bonfire Lunch in November.

More details in nearer the events.

NAGS: Ninfield Action Group had a very successful drop in session last Saturday. The local residents had the opportunity to meet with the Chairman of the NAGs, David Swales, along with political party representatives: Huw Merriman(Cons.) Michelle Thew ( Lab.) and Geoffrey Bastion( UKIP). If you would like to know more about Ninfield Action Group, or any other ways to get involved, please contact the Chairman, David Swales via email; nag2015@btinternet.com.

U18 FOOTBALL: Last Sunday saw the U18 team loose against Raw Skill Rangers with a score of 1-5. Kevin Regan sent this in: “A last minute change of venue to Hooe can’t be blamed. Lack of stamina allowed the opposition to mount almost continual attacks and only thanks to the defence holding firm was the scoreline kept down. One flash of individual brilliance produced a great goal, but simply not enough against a tidal wave of attacks. One positive that must be borne in mind is that some of these teams have a great number of players approaching 18 so are physically able to dominate the range of ages in our team, but no point hoping we can do better next year if we get relegated - and there will always be stronger teams. It seems we still have to learn to play as a team, understanding both the strong and the weak points of your team mates and making sure you put them into positions where their strengths give us the best opportunities. We have the raw talent, it just needs polishing. There will always be days when you get a bad result, you have to learn the resilience to say OK, learn what went wrong and avoid letting it happen again. Show us what you can do next week, come on lads, there’s time to get some good results of our own.” This Sunday, March 1, they are at home against TW Youth Ridgewaye, 10.30 a.m., they could really do with the home support. Then their tough match will be on March 8 at home on Ninfield Rec, when they face Pevensey and Westham. If you would like to know more about the U18s, further details can be found on their Facebook page: Ninfield U18 FC.

CAFE CHURCH: Ninfield Methodist Church invite you to Cafe Church. For all-ages on Sunday, March 1, at 10.30 a.m. and will include breakfast of croissant, jams, cheese, coffee / juice. Make a date - they look forward to seeing you.

NINFIELD FLOWER GROUP: Monday, March 2, in the Memorial Hall, Ninfield Flower Group welcome Gill Smaggasgale with her demonstration entitled “Listening in Colour”. Non members are welcome at a charge of £4.00 to include refreshments. All flowers demonstrated will be raffled at the end of the evening. For further information, please contact Jennifer on 01424 892878 or email ninfieldflowers@gmail.com.

FIRST RESPONDERS: The Bexhill & District Community First Responders, who cover Bexhill, Ashburnham, Ninfield, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Hooe , Whydown & Normans Bay, will be meeting on Wednesday, March 4. 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 PARISH COUNIL: Ninfield Parish Council are next meeting on March 5, 7 p.m. at Ninfield Methodist Church Hall. All Ninfield residents are invited to attend.

MOBILE LIBRARY: The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages on March 6 & 27 at:

Hooe, opposite Denbigh Court, 10.40 a.m. - 11.10 a.m.

Ninfield, Downsview (off Church Lane), 11.20 a.m. - 11.45 p.m.

HOOE OPEN GROUP: The next meeting of Hooe Open Group will be on March 13, 2 p.m. at Hooe Village Hall. Alan Tidmarsh OBE, the well known BBC personality who for many years was a BBC Overseas Correspondent, will be telling the club about his life and times. On this occasion husbands, men friends and “Toy boys” are invited to join their ladies! If you would like more information on the activities of the Hooe Open Group please contact the organiser Edna Wallis on 01424 842591 or e-mail:- davidawallis@aol.com.

JUMBLE SALE: Ninfield Flower group are holding a jumble sale on March 14 in the Memorial Hall. Admission is 50p/person. Doors open at 2 p.m. Lots of bargains, books, cakes etc. Anyone who is unable to attend but would like to donate please telephone Jennifer on 01424 892878 or take their donations to the hall in the morning after 9.30 a.m.

HOOE PARISH COUNCIL: Hooe Parish Council are meeting on March 16, 7.30 p.m. at Hooe Village Hall. All Hooe residents are invited to attend.

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.

CHURCH SERVICES: for Ninfield and Hooe (www.ninfield.org.uk):

St Mary’s Services (Church of England, Ninfield), all services 9.30 a.m. unless otherwise stated:

March 1, Parish Eucharist

March 8, 10.30 a.m. Combined Parish Eucharist

March 15, APCM Service

March 22, Parish Eucharist

St Oswald’s Services (Church of England, Hooe) all services 11.15 a.m. unless otherwise stated:

March 1, Family Service

March 8, no service - See St Mary’s

March 15, 2 p.m. APCM Service

March 22, Parish Eucharist

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.

March 1, Cafe Church.

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