Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close

Hooe Open Group are meeting today, October 11, 2.30pm at Hooe Village hall where they will welcome Sarah Page will be presenting the history of the Sussex Trug as well as demonstrating its manufacturing technique. If you would like further information about the group, please call Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, October 12 & 26 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.

Ninfield Flower Group are holding a Jumble Sale on Saturday October 12 in the Memorial Hall. Doors open 2pm. If you are unable to attend on the day and would like to donate, cakes or produce, it can be dropped off with Beryl Harmer, Chamberlain House,The Green,Ninfield (01424 892057) or contact Jennifer on (01424 892878). The money raised at our Jumble Sales is essential fundraising for the club.

Ninfield Working Mens Club have the first presentation of their charity donations tomorrow evening, Saturday October 12. Hastings Life guards will be presented with a cheque for £1000. On the November 30, they have a further charity presentation evening where they will hand over cheques to Children with Cancer and to Brown Bread Horse Rescue, a local charity based in Ashburnham. You may have noticed there has been a seat installed at Lunsford Cross bus stop. This was kindly donated by NWMC, where they hope the people of Lunsford Cross will enjoy being able to sit down while waiting for the bus. NWMC have one final charity fund raiser in December with a Charity Christmas Coffee Morning in aid of Help For Heroes (further information nearer the time). They would welcome donations of Christmas decorations or any unwanted items for this event. Please phone 892239 or 892182 to make your donation.

Ninfield Methodist Church are holding a Harvest Lunch in their hall on Sunday October 13, 12.30pm. Tickets are £5 each are available from church members or Paul and Betty Burson by telephoning 892192. All are very welcome.

It will be Ninfield Carnival’s AGM on Wednesday, October 16, at 8pm. It will be held at the Working Men’s Club. Their Chairman, Andy Gale, will be standing down. They have very few members at the moment and would warmly welcome some new blood. Please ring Lorna 893644, if you’d be interested in joining them, or turn up at the AGM.

Battle & Ninfield Guild are next meeting on October 16, 2.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall. This week they have a talk by Paul Burson titled ‘An Italian Journey’. They next meet on November 6 where they welcome the Beachy Head Chaplaincy.

Tickets for the Ninfield Reunion event at 2pm on Saturday ,October 19, organised by the Ninfield Local History Group are now on sale at the Ninfield Village Stores & Post Office. The Reunion is for anyone who lived in the village anytime between 1930 and 1969. Admission is by advance ticket only as an afternoon tea is included in the price of £2 per person. To avoid disappointment buy your tickets now!

The new season of Ninfield Horticultural Society starts on Monday, October 21, in the Memorial Hall with their AGM. Regular and new members are very welcome at 7.30pm and annual subs are payable from that night. As a reward for attending the AGM, it will be followed by Kim Parks with some of his lovely local slides. This is usually a very entertaining evening and the society hopes to see lots of you there.

The next Neighbourhood and Panel meeting will be held in the reading room, Ninfield, on tuesday October 22, 7.30pm. The speak will be from the Road Policing Unit advising about operation Crackdown and Anti-Social Driving. You are invited to go along and find out how incidents can be reported and ask questions to the speaker along with your questions to Daryl Holter, our PCSO.

There will be an Exhibition and Sale of pictures by a one time local artist who gifted his work to St Mary’s Ninfield on Saturday October 26, 2-4pm at the Reading Room, Church Lane, Ninfield. The works include pictures of both Ninfield and Hooe Churches together with sea and rural scenes from the local area. Entry is 50p/person. As well as all pieces on show being for sale, there will be tea and coffee with delicious cakes available.

Gala Night is back on October 26 at , 7pm - Midnight. A Fish and Chips Supper, Entertainment with Déjà Revue, Award Ceremony, dancing, Bar and a raffle. Tickets £14 per head. Call Sami on 893699, 07970650321, email for booking and food choices, or see Sophie in the Post Office. This popular evening is back and all profits from the event will go to local causes.

Crafts for Christmas, Christmas Gifts and Table Top Sale returns this year, again in aid of Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice Care. At Ninfield Memorial Hall, Saturday November 9, 10am - 4pm. A whole host of craft stalls will be there. For further information, please call Pam 01424 892329 or Thelma 01424 892421.

On November 23, the Memorial Hall will be holding a ‘home-made’ fair. This could cover anything from knitted hats to jam, cards to cakes. It’s all to raise money for the hall and tables can be booked via Kaye Crittell 01424 892883 or Price £10 if you are from Ninfield, £12 if outside.

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 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):

October 13, Service of Worship with Gillian Lambourne

October 20, Holy Communion with Revd. Ian Wales

October 27, Bible Sunday Service of Worship with Mr Owen Birch

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