Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close

Our PCSO, Daryl Holter, has advised that a garage door was opened in the Lunsford Cross area over the period of 06/07/13 to 11/07/13, nothing was taken. If you have any information that would assist the police in their enquiries, please contact Daryl on 101 ext 65261.

Many congratulations to all the contestants that took part in Ninfield’s Got Talent last Friday, July 12. You all did very well despite the apparent technical hitches! I know that mums and dads are very proud.

Hooe Open Group (Ladies Club) held its meeting on a very sunny afternoon, on Friday July 12, which was attended by an enthusiastic contingent of members, who enjoyed the social atmosphere of the gathering at Hooe Village Hall. The meeting, as always, commenced with the members gathering around the bring and buy table, which is always stocked with a wide selection of nearly new items on offer at bargain prices, including plants and CDs. The speaker was Hilary Dugan from Lifeline, a company based in Eastbourne which provides a security for those who live alone or are infirmed, as well as young persons who may need monitoring. Hilary demonstrated a large number of devices for calling up help from a call centre based in Eastbourne, which is manned 24/7, 365 days of the year, who are ready to respond when called upon both in an emergency or just for a friendly chat, if someone is just feeling lonely. There is always someone ready to help in any situation good or bad, night or day. The members were very impressed with the diversity of available products, able to cover almost every possible requirement, no matter what, such as a warning system for bed wetting. There were many questions as the devices on display were handed around, in particular a door chain that can be unlocked from outside. After the presentation the member had afternoon tea at which time Hilary Dugan handed out company pens and £1 size tokens for use on super market trolleys. The next event is on Friday August 9, which will be at the Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, where the members will take a 40 minute round the harbour trip on the African Queen. This will be followed by a Danish pastry tea at the nearby Simply Italian cafe. If you are interested in joining a group of very friendly ladies, why not drop in at Hooe Village Hall at 2.30pm on the second Friday of the month (Except August) or call Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

Ninfield Bowls Club have had three league matches this last week. However, they found the hot weather a little draining: July 10, Ninfield played Sidley Martletts winning 78-48. They then played Staplecross on July 13, just loosing 71-65. The heat then really affected the players when they played Hawkhurst on July 14 conceding another loss of 85-49. Hopefully the members can get used to the heat this week and we will see some good results.

Ninfield Local History Group are linking up with the Ninfield Youth Forum and want to interview ex Ninfield United football players and record their memories of playing for the village in years gone by. This is part of our Heritage Lottery Fund project entitled Ninfield - The History of a Rural Village. If you, or someone you know played for the Ninfield football team please get in touch. Contact John Cheshire on 01424 892248.

Hooe Sports Football Club are holding pre-season training sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm until 9:00pm. All players welcome. Contact John Copley - 07929 721116 / 01424 211559, Luke Pont - 07872 312266, Mark Pont - 07973 792271. Or just go along!

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, July 20, at:

Hooe, opposite Denbigh Court, 1.50pm - 2.35pm.

Ninfield, Coombe shaw (off Manchester Road), 2.50pm - 3.25pm.

Ninfield, Downsview (off Church Lane), 3.40pm - 4.05pm.

Hooe Parish Council are meeting on July 22, 7.55pm at the Village Hall. All Hooe residents are invited to attend.

The next Neighbourhood Watch and panel meeting will take place on Tuesday July 23, 7.30pm at the Reading Room. They will be having a speaker from Trading Standards. All villagers are welcome. If you have any questions regarding police matters or Trading Standards, do go along and get the answers.

Local mum, Lorna Tomasetti, has been training hard to participate in Ride London 100 on Sunday, August 4. This is a new race billed as the London Marathon for bikes, which is hoped to be a legacy to the Olympic Games. Her challenge is to complete a 100 mile route around London (including the Surrey hills) in under nine hours. She has taken up this challenge to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital, as her youngest son has had a number of operations there. If you would like to support Lorna in her challenge, you can sponsor her via the sponsor form in the village shop, at the School Office or alternatively via her Just Giving page:

Ninfield Flower Group are holding a flower festival entitled “A Festival of Festivals”, August 24 - August 26. The festival will be held at Ninfield memorial Hall, 10.30am-5pm daily. Entry is £2/person with proceeds going towards The Sara Lee Trust along with a donation going to the Memorial Hall. There will be refreshments, a raffle, tombola, plant stall, crafts and other items. The group look forward to welcoming you.

Our PCSO, Daryl Holter will be at Ninfield Stores on August 25, 10-11am. Go and meet PCSO Daryl Holter to discuss local policing and community issues or just to say hello.

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: /

Church Services for Ninfield and Hooe (

St Mary’s Services (Church of England, Ninfield):

Sundays - 9.30am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on first Sunday of the month)

Wednesdays - 10am Holy Communion.

St Oswald’s Services (Church of England, Hooe):

Sundays - 11.15am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on first Sunday of the month).

Ninfield Methodist Church - all services at 2.30pm (unless otherwise indicated):

July 21, Worship and Communion with Revd. Derek Brice.

July 28, Worship and Praise.

August 4, Worship and Praise with Mrs Lesley Gilchrist.

August 11, Cafe Service with Mrs M Bickerdike.

August 18, Holy Communion with Rev Ian Wales.

August 25, Worship and Praise with Dawn Novis.

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