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U18 FOOTBALL: Last week’s match succumbed to the weather once more and the boys have another match to catch up on. This Sunday, 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.

MOBILE LIBRARY: The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages today, 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.

NINFIELD HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: At their meeting on Monday, March 16, they welcome the return of Chris Jenkins who will be talking about his working trip to the Western Cape of South Africa. This is a change to the programme advertised in your schedule. Chris is a young, lively speaker so we should have an entertaining evening! They meet at 7.30 p.m. in the Memorial Hall , with raffle and refreshments as usual.

SPRING SHOW: Ninfield Horticultural Society are holding their Spring Show on Saturday, March 28. They look forward to your entries, and to lots of visitors from 2.30 p.m. in the Memorial Hall. Schedules with class details and entry forms are in the post office. Do go and see your village show. Teas and homemade cakes are available too. Enquiries to Rose (892422 or rose.franks1@btinternet.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, April 1. 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 COUNCIL: Ninfield Parish Council are meeting on April 2, 7.15 p.m. at Ninfield Methodist Church Hall. Planning Committee meetings precede the full council meetings, starting at 7 p.m. All Ninfield 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 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 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 8, Service of Holy Communion with Revd. Ian Pruden

March 15, 10.30 a.m. Mothering Sunday, All Age service with Mrs. M. Bickerdike

March 22, Worship & Praise with Mr. David Hanson

March 29, Palm Sunday Service with Revd. Peggy Heim

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