Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close, Ninfield

I have been informed by our PCSO, Daryl Holter, that there has been a theft of a motor vehicle which was parked at St Oswolds church car park on October 28. The theft took place between 11.30am and 12.30pm. If you have any information that will assist the police with their enquiries regarding this theft, please contact the Battle Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101, quoting serial number 1223 28/10/13.

Hooe Old Motor Club are now ready to distribute surplus funds raised at The Hooe’s Motor Club Show that was held in August. Clubs and organisations in the area are invited to submit requests for donations. Please write to Chris Hone, c/o Hooe’s Old Motor Club, Marwin Farm, Marley Lane, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0RE, before December 1, 2013, enclosing a brief note as to why your organisation should be considered. Requests will be discussed at the next committee meeting in January, 2014.

Following the very successful Exhibition from Ninfield Local History Group in September, there is a number of publications available centred around Ninfield. These might make for Christmas presents: Village Historical Walks booklet (£2.50), WW1 Roll of Honour booklet (£5.00), Ninfield New Centenary Map CD (£5.00), Wartime Memories CD (£5.00), James Broughton’s booklet on Ninfield School in WW2 (£2.50), Ninfield Village map A1 size (£15.00), Ninfield Village map A2 size (£8.00), Ninfield Village map A3 size (£5.00). To this list we are pleased to announce the publication of a 2014 calendar at the bargain price of £4.00. The calendar contains wonderful photos of the village taken at different times of the year and chosen from our archives. To place an order in good time for Christmas, please see Jan Cooper, their Archivist, at the monthly meetings.

Hooe Open Group will be next meting today, Friday, November 8, 2.30pm at Hooe Village Hall, when David Harrison from Carr Taylor Vineyard will deliver at talk entitled Vines & Wines, no doubt with a sample of this year’s vintage? For further information on the Hooe Open Group, call Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, November 9 & 23 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

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.

Hooe History Society will be meeting on November 14 at 7.30pm in Hooe Village Hall. Their speaker this month is Helen Poole who will be talking about Lewes Castle. Helen is a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker and so everyone is looking forward to an enjoyable evening. It will also be possible to purchase copies of the Hooe History Society Calendar 2014. This publication has been received extremely well and copies, at £6.00 each are going fast. If you are stuck for an interesting Christmas present to give (or to keep for yourself!) this is your answer! Copies are available prior to the November meeting from Peter or Pam Doodes 01424 892329. Also at the meeting it will be possible to reserve your place at the Society Christmas Dinner in The Red Lion in December. Places will be allocated on a first come basis. Further details about this meeting or about the Society in general, please contact Heather Sinden, Chairman, 01424 893422.

1st Ninfield Scout group are holding a Family Bingo night on November 16, 7-9pm at Ninfield Memorial Hall. Costs, to include a bingo book are £3/adult and £2/child. Additional books can be purchased on the night for £2/book. Please purchase tickets early, either through any of the Scout sections, Ninfield Post Office or Lorna (893644). This event was sold out earlier in the year, so be sure to reserve your place! There will be refreshments, a raffle and games too.

Ninfield Horticultural Society are meeting on November 18, 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. This month they welcome Chris Jenkins who will take the group to the ‘Atlantic Forest of Brazil’.

Ninfield Local History Group are meeting on November 21, 7.30pm at Ninfield Methodist Church Hall. This month they welcome Nick Austin with a talk on ‘The Battle of Hastings and Ninfield in 1066’. For further information, please contact Rod Ffoulkes, Acting Chairman, NLHG 01424 893635 or email or see their Website/Facebook page: /

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.

St Mary’s Church, Ninfield, are holding a Christmas Coffee morning on Saturday November 23. Alongside teas and coffees available all morning, there will be a raffle, Crafts and Gifts, Cakes and Produce, Tombola and Competitions. Do go along and enjoy coffee and conversation with friends 10.30am - 12.00pm in the Reading Room.

Ninfield Flower Group have tickets now available for their Christmas meeting on December 6, 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall. They will welcome “Tony Brown” with his seasonal demonstration entitled “Festive Delights” Tickets are available from Ellie Barron on 01424 893385 at a cost of £9.00, payable at the time of order please. This will include light refreshments. All floral arrangements done by Tony will be raffled at the end of the evening. If you would like any further information regarding the Group please contact Susan on 01323 844634 after 6pm or weekends, or email

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):

November 10. Remembrance Sunday with Revd. Ian Pruden.

November 17, Worship and Communion with Revd. Ian Wales.

November 24, worship & Praise Service with Revd. Peggy Heim.

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