Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close

The Hooe Open Group are meeting on today, 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: /

The Hooe History Society meet on Thursday, January 16, at 7.30pm in Hooe Village Hall. This month they welcome Alan Collinge who will talk about The History of English Hand Bell Ringing. For further details about the evening or the Society in general please contact the Chairman Heather Sinden 01424 893422. There are just a few Hooe Calendars 2014 left. They cost £6.00 each - contact Pam or Peter Doodes 01424 892329 or on if you would like to buy one. The Society website, contains a wealth of interesting information regarding the history of Hooe for those interested.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages on January 18 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 Horticultural Society are next meeting on Monday, January 20, where they welcome Chris Jenkins. This is for his long awaited talk on the ‘Atlantic Forest of Brazil’. They hope there are no bad weather forecasts to get in the way! The society look forward to seeing you at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall.

1st Ninfield Scout group are holding their first jumble sale of the year on Saturday, January 25, 2-4pm at the Memorial Hall. If you have any jumble that you would like collecting, please contact Dick Creasy on 07970559226 or Rosemary Cooper on 01424 892681. Alternatively, you can delivery your items to the Memorial Hall on Friday 24 after 7pm, or on Saturday 25 after 8.30am. So forget those January sales, bargains can be had on your doorstep alongside a raffle and refreshments.

The Bexhill & District Community First Responders, who cover Bexhill, Ashburnham, Ninfield, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Hooe , Whydown & Normans Bay, will be meeting on Wednesday February 5. 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.

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):

January 12, Worship & Praise with Mrs Margaret Bickerdike.

January 19, Covenant Service with Revd. Ian Wales.

January 26, Homelessness Sunday with Mrs J. Winnington.

February 2, 10.30am, All Age Worship with Barry Turnwell.

February 9, Worship & Praise with Deacon Jean Duckworth-Llloyd.

February 16, Holy Communion with Revd. Ian Wales.

February 23, Local arrangement.

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