Ninfield

PLANT SALE: On Saturday April 25, Ninfield Horticultural Society hold their Annual Plant Sale and Coffee Morning from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Memorial Hall. This is the time to buy from their excellent selection of locally grown plants. They are combining the sale with a coffee morning so please go along and meet your friends. Enjoy homemade cakes and coffee while making your garden purchases.

MESSY CHURCH: The next Messy Church at Ninfield Methodist will be on Wednesday, April 29, from 3.30 – 5.30 p.m. (straight after school). All young people ages 4 – 11 years are very welcome and must be accompanied by their parent, or carer. The theme this month will be ‘All things bright & beautiful’ with all the activities being run by the Ninfield Flower Group. The afternoon ends with a meal for everyone.

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

MOBILE LIBRARY: The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages today, May 8 & 29 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 will take place on Friday, May 8 at 2.30 p.m., which will be a talk from Barry Wilkinson entitled “It’s me again” (Reminiscent’s from the past). Visitors are always welcome. For further information about Hooe Open Group call Edna Wallis on 01424 842591 or e-mail:- davidawallis@aol.com or nickimurphy3@sky.com.

NINFIELD FLOWER GROUP: On Monday May 11 in the Memorial Hall, Ninfield Flower Group welcome Janice Mason with her demonstration entitled “Seasons Bounty”. 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. If you would like any further information regarding any of their events, please telephone Jennifer on 01424 892878 or email on ninfieldflowers@gmail.com.

COFFEE MORNING: A coffee morning will be held on Wednesday, May 13, at 10.00 a.m. in The Methodist Hall in aid of Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice. In addition to coffee and conversation with friends old and new, there will be home made cakes for sale, bric a brac, a raffle and more!!! The hospice does a fantastic job caring for children with life shortening conditions and their siblings and families. Do go along and support this very worthy cause. Further details from Pam Doodes 01424 892329 pamdoodes@hotmail.com.

NINFIELD PARISH COUNCIL: Ninfield Parish Council are holding their AGM and Annual Parish meeting on May 20, 7.15 p.m. at Ninfield Memorial Hall. Planning Committee meetings precede the full council meetings, starting at 7 p.m. All Ninfield residents are invited to attend. The agendas for all public Parish Council Meetings are posted on notice boards throughout the village and are also available on their website: ninfield.webplus.net.

EAST SUSSEX HEARING RESOURCE: East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre is a registered charity working in partnership with Adult Social Care to provide a no charge mobile information and advice service for Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people living in East Sussex. The vehicle, which is funded by the Big Lottery, is equipped to offer demonstrations of assistive equipment and hearing screening tests (if time permits). The mobile unit will be visiting Ninfield on Thursday, May 21, at Blacksmiths Inn Car Park, The Green from 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. The bus is accessible to wheelchair users and representatives from both the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre and Adult Social Care will be available to provide individual information and advice on all aspects of hearing loss. For further information please contact: East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre,Tel: 01323 722505 (voice/text/fax) e-mail: info@eshrc.org.uk.

DEFIBRILLATORS: In the event of an emergency, they are located at the following locations, 24/7; Hooe - On the front wall of The Red Lion PH. Ninfield -On the wall to the right of the entrance to The Kings Arms.

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:

April 26, 11 a.m. Combined Valedictory Service for Revd Simon Earl.

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

April 26, No Service.

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.

April 26, Easter series with Revd. Ian Pruden

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