Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close

The latest results from Ninfield Bowls Club are: July 24, they played St John’sMead, Eastbourne, losing 57-89. They lost again on July 25 against Rye with e score of 52-78. With 29 points in hand against Hampden park on July 26 saw Ninfield win 91-62. On July 28, playing Gullivers, they lost 87-76. Saturday July 27, Ninfield held their Presidents Day where they held mixed competitions for Roundheads and Cavalier teams. The victors were the Cavaliers. Following their matches, the club had a barbecue before the heavens opened!

The next phase of work at the Memorial Hall is underway. Volunteers from the 1st Ninfield Scouts, Youth Forum, Village Society, Bonfire Society and Hall Committee set to and removed all of the internal panelling. It is now up to the professionals to seal, batten and insulate the walls before they can be boarded out. This will then allow for the new electrical sockets and radiators to be fitted, then it will be back to the volunteers to decorate. If you would like to get involved and can assist with the decorating, please let the Hall Committee know by contacting Pete Holland on 893326. The Hall Committee would like to extend their grateful thanks to everyone who has helped refurbish our village Memorial Hall, the volunteers as well as the contractors Parker & Son (Builder), Gary Wadmore (Electrician), Jason Monk (Heating Engineer) and Mike Eastman (Dryliner).

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, August 3, 17, and 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:

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:

The next Hooe History Society meeting will be a little different. Originally the society thought that there wouldn’t be an August meeting, but that idea was soon changed due to popular demand. Therefore, on Thursday August 8, they will be congregating in The Red Lion Car Park at the earlier time of 7pm ready to enjoy a short but interesting walk around Hooe. The properties in Hooe have individual histories of their own. Much of this history will be revealed during the walk, and they are sure those who go along will have extra stories to tell. The walk has been researched and will be led by Marjorie Colclough, who will be delighted to see you. Starting and finishing on The Red Lion Car Park and lasting about an hour it is no surprise to learn that the evening will finish in the pub! So if you can’t make the walk please meet at 8ish in the pub when the conversation about the history of our buildings is bound to continue. Further details and information from Marjorie Colclough 892694 or the Chairman Heather Sinden 893422.

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.

Birch Holt Residential Home invites you to their Summer Garden Fete on August 17, 1-5pm. Along with craft, book, sweets and plant stalls, there will be a tombola and grand raffle. There will also be a ‘guess the name of the caterpillar’ which has been made by the Birch Holt activities group. All are invited for a fun afternoon with all proceeds going to Age UK and St Michael’s Hospice.

Ninfield Horticultural Society’s summer show is on Saturday August 17 in the Memorial Hall. This is usually a big, colourful event with lots to see. The society would like to see as many entries as possible form the village, entry forms are available from the village post office. Please go to see the show from 2.30pm, and enjoy tea and homemade cake while you look around. Contact Rose on either 892422 or email: rose.franks1@btinternet for more information.

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 looks 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 councillor’s (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 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):

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 and Praise with Dawn Novis.

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