Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, December 21 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 Working Mens Club are making further donations to 3 charities on December 30, of £400 each to: Chestnut Tree House, Dragon Flies (Bereavement children) and Brownbread Horse Rescue (Ashburnham). This is as a result of their fantastic fundraising achievements of 2013.

Ninfield Flower Group will be holding their AGM on January 6, 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall. If you would like any further information regarding the Group please contact Susan on 01323 844634 after 6pm or weekends, or email

The Bexhill & District Community First Responders, who cover Bexhill, Ashburnham, Ninfield, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Hooe , Whydown & Normans Bay, will be meeting on Wednesday January 8. This is at Bexhill Fire Station at 7.30pm, every first Wednesday in the month. If you are interested in finding out more please contact the Team Leader, Mike Dean on 07970024135.

The Hooe Open Group are meeting on Friday, January 10, 2.30pm at Hooe Village Hall. The meeting will be a member’s forum, when the programme for 2014 will be formulated. If you are interested in joining a very friendly group of ladies, they meet on the second Friday of the month at 2.30pm. For further information contact Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

Ninfield Carnival Association is next meeting on Wednesday, January 15, at Ninfield Working Men’s Club, 8.30pm. They would really like some more members to help them in their events for 2014. If you would like any extra information about joining the Carnival Committee, please contact Lorna on 893644.

Ninfield Local History Group are meeting on January 16, with a talk by Kevin Regan on Old Toll Roads. For further information, please contact Rod Ffoulkes, Acting Chairman, NLHG 01424 893635 or email or see their Website/Facebook page: /

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). Their Christmas Services are as follows:

December 22, 3.30pm, St Mary’s Carols and Christingle Service.

December 24, 6.30pm, St Mary’s Christmas Eve Eucharist.

December 25, 9.30am, St Mary’s Christmas Day Family Communion.

December 25, 11.15am, St Oswald’s Christmas Day Family Communion.

December 29, 10.30am, Combined Service at St Mary’s.

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

December 22, Christmas Carol Service.

December 24, 4.30pm, Christmas Eve candlelight Christingle Celebration.

December 29, local arrangement.

All local residents are invited to join the Methodist Church in their Christmas celebration services: “Our Christingle service will be by candlelight & thanks to the local Scouts the outside of the chapel will be lit by lanterns. This will give us a unique experience as we remember and celebrate the birth of our Christ-King. We invite you to come along and celebrate Christmas 2013.”

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas.

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