Ninfield Bowls Club are continuing their recent form with two matches played last week. On May 29, they played Winchelsea in a Rother League match, winning 86-59. Their match on Saturday, May 31, against Rye was very close however, they lost 68-71.

Those organising the collection weekend at Sainsbury’s, Bexhill, look forward to seeing you on Friday, June 6 and/or Saturday, June 7 when thy will be collecting for Chestnut Tree House Children’s hospice. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help with the collection, more would be very welcome! Please contact either Thelma Nance 892421 or Pam Doodes 892329 if you could give an hour or two for this fantastic cause.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages on June 7 & 21 at:

Hooe, opposite Denbigh Court, 1.50p.m. - 2.35p.m.

Ninfield, Coombe shaw (off Manchester Road), 2.50p.m. - 3.25p.m.

Ninfield, Downsview (off Church Lane), 3.40p.m. - 4.05p.m.

Ninfield neighbourhood Watch report a number of garden sheds and garages having been broken into in recent months in our area. Expensive Tools and equipment have been stolen and the Police urge us to take precautions against this crime. They forward this advise from Sussex Police: It goes without saying that garages and sheds should be secured at all times. Even when you are in the house or garden - an opportunist can be away with your property in a very short time. Garage and shed alarms are widely available and not expensive and can be an excellent deterrent to thieves. If you are using a padlock, ensure it is a close shackle padlock and be sure to fix the hasp and staple with coach bolts to prevent them being levered off. Also chain items together and ideally to a fixed anchor point. You should also consider installing a lockable steel cabinet within the garden/shed to store valuable tools in. Ensure that all your property is marked with your postcode and house number. This can be done clearly with a permanent marker pen or with some paint and also additionally use an invisible UV marker pen. Make a note of all serial numbers of tools, bicycles etc. and consider using to record your property.

The Hooe Open Group are next meeting on Friday, June 13, which will be a summer cream tea and topical quiz. If you would be interested in joining in with a lively bunch of ladies, why not go along on the second Friday of the month to Hooe Village Hall, 2 p.m. For further details contact the organiser Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

Ninfield Methodist Church are holding a Salvation Army ‘Music and Prayers’ anniversary service on June 15, 2.30 p.m. The service will be followed by afternoon teas. A warm welcome will be extended to visitors to this special event, with the

Hastings Temple Band & Songsters.

Ninfield Horticultural Society are meeting on June 16, where a visit has been arranged to the Walled Nursery at Hawkhurst. This starts with a talk at 2pm on the history of the 13th century estate. There will be time to look round and buy plants as well as enjoying tea and cake. The talk is free to Horticultural members and £2 for non members. Booking is essential with Rose by 6 June: 892422 or email:

The Golden Circle are meeting on Tuesday, June 17, 2.30 p.m. in the Methodist Hall. Their speaker will be Heather Goodsall giving a talk on “Plants and Planting.” All are welcome.

Ninfield Local History Group are meeting on June 19, 7.30 p.m. at the Methodist Church Hall. Kevin Regan will be giving a talk looking at the 70th Anniversary of D Day and the V1 Campaign over Sussex. For further information, please contact Rod Ffoulkes, Chairman, NLHG 01424 893635 or email or see their Website/Facebook page: /

The June meeting of the Hooe History should be fantastic and not to be missed! On June 19, they will be welcoming Ken Lyon who is going to tell the group about his experiences attempting to escape from Colditz. If you have seen the magnificent film, Ken will tell them what it was really like! This will all be happening at The Hooe Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. All guests are welcome along with members, so why not join them for this memorable evening. Further details from Chairman Heather Sinden 01424 893422.

St Oswald’s Church are holding a concert by the Ninfield School Music Makers on June 19, 6.30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. There will be a retiring collection for Ninfield School and St Oswald’s Church.

The Bexhill & District Community First Responders, who cover Bexhill, Ashburnham, Ninfield, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Hooe , Whydown & Normans Bay, will be meeting on Wednesday, July 2. This is at Bexhill Fire Station at 7.30 p.m., every first Wednesday in the month. If you are interested in finding out more please contact the Team Leader, Mike Dean on 07970024135.

St Mary’s, Ninfield, are holding a Longest Day Summer fete on Saturday, June 21. 12 noon - 2.30 p.m. in the Reading Room and Rectory garden, Church Lane. A variety of stalls including Cakes, Produce, Plants and Crafts, Bric-a-brac, Books, Tombola, and Raffle. BBQ lunch plus a drink, Games to enjoy and hopefully some lovely summer weather. They look forward to seeing there.

1st Ninfield Scout Group are holding their Summer Jumble Sale on Saturday, June 28, 2-4 p.m. at Ninfield Memorial Hall. You are invited to drop your jumble off on Friday, June 27 after 7 p.m. or on Saturday, June 28 after 8.30 a.m. Alternatively, if you would like your jumble collected during the week prior, please contact Dick Creasey on 07970559226, or Rosemary Cooper on 01424 892681. The group look forward to seeing you there to search for bargains, have a go at the raffle and enjoy some refreshments.

Ninfield Parish Council are meeting on July 5, 7.15 p.m. at Ninfield Methodist Church Hall. All residents of Ninfield are invited to attend.

St Oswald’s Church are holding their annual Garden Party on July 5, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. Hooe Silver Band will entertain with refreshments, cake stall and raffle.

Ninfield Methodist Church are holding a Café Church Family Service for all ages, will include freshly baked croissants, jams & coffee / tea; & activities for young people; on Sunday, July 6, 10.30 – 11.30 a.m. They will be pleased to see you.

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 - 9.30a.m. Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month)

Wednesdays - 10.00a.m. Holy Communion.

St Oswald’s Services (Church of England, Hooe):

Sundays - 11.15a.m. Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month).

Ninfield Methodist Church - all services at 2.30p.m. except the first Sunday of the month, where they hold a Family Service at 10.30a.m.

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