Ninfield

Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close

Ninfield Bowls Club have been in action again this last week with three games, two of which were league games. They played Gullivers (league game) on July 17, winning 65-45. It was another win on July 20 against Northiam (league game) with a score of 71-60. Finally, Ninfield played Beckley on July 21, loosing 58-66.

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 on August 3, 17, & 31 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.

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 9 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: http://www.justgiving.com/Lorna-Tomasetti.

Hooe’s Old Motor Club is holding their 44th annual Car Show on the Hooe Recreation Ground (situated between Pevensey and Ninfield on the B2095) on Sunday August 4, from 11am to 5pm. There are classes for cars from the turn of last century until 1970. Informed commentary is provided in the main ring on the various vehicles together with the prestigious “lady and car” competition in which ladies dress to match the age and spirit of the car. There will be a plethora of stalls, not all motoring related, refreshments and a musical entertainment provided by The Hooe Silver Band. With plenty going on it makes for a great day out. Admission, which includes a programme, is £5 for adults (Children under 16 free). Car parking in the new improved car park is free. Money raised is distributed amongst local charities. If you would like to find out more about the Hooe Old Motor Club, please visit their website: www.hooeoldmotorclub.org.uk.

Hooe Open Group meet on Friday, August 9, which will be at Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne. 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 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: 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):

Sundays - 9.30am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month)

Wednesdays - 10.00am Holy Communion.

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

Sundays - 11.15am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month).

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

July 28, Worship & Praise.

August 4, Worship & Praise with Mrs Lesley Gilchrist.

August 11, Cafe Service with Mrs M. Bickerdike.

August 18, Holy Communion with Revd. Ian Wales.

August 25, Worship & Praise with Dawn Novis.

Anything that you would like included in the Village Voice for Ninfield or Hooe, please email the details to me: nhvillagevoice@hotmail.com.