Ninfield

Ninfield Bowls Club: Not a bad week for Ninfield bowls club, with 2 out of 3 wins: On August 19, they played Hailsham loosing 82-61. Playing Hellingly on August 23, they won 88-76 and then had a further win on August 24 against Alexandra Park, winning 59-32. They only have a few matches left before the end of the season.

Mobile Library: The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, August 30 at Hooe, opposite Denbigh Court, 1.50 p.m. - 2.35 p.m. Ninfield, Coombe shaw (off Manchester Road), 2.50 p.m. - 3.25 p.m. Ninfield, Downsview (off Church Lane), 3.40 p.m. - 4.05 p.m.

Beating the Bounds: Ninfield Village society is repeating the successful Jubilee walk of Beating the Bounds. This will be Sunday, August 31, and will start from Sparkes Pavillion at 9.00am. Maps will be supplied for you to either follow the route with their guide, Robin Goldsmith or go it alone at your own speed. The walk, which follows the eastern part of our boundary, is approximately 8 ½ miles and at a gentle pace will take about four or five hours to complete, with ‘get out spots’ along the way for those who wish to do a shorter walk. Please carry water and any snacks you may need and be aware that short stretches of the walk are on public roads. Arrangements have been made for a comfort stop at approximately half distance. No booking necessary. This is a free walk although any small donation to the Society will be graciously received. Enquiries to Robin Goldsmith 01424 892778.

Housing Questionnaires: All questionnaires should have now been delivered. If you have not received your copy, please call 01424 892883 or pick up a copy from the Village Stores. If you have not yet returned your questionnaire, please leave it at the box in the stores by Monday, September 1.

Ninfield Flower Group: Their next meeting is on Monday, September 1, at the Memorial Hall commencing at 7.30 p.m. They shall welcome Jo Durkin with her demonstration entitled “All things Bright and Beautiful.” Non members are welcome at the cost of £4.00 which includes refreshments. All flowers demonstrated are raffled at the end of the evening.

First Responders: The Bexhill & District Community First Responders, who cover Bexhill, Ashburnham, Ninfield, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Hooe , Whydown & Normans Bay, will be meeting on Wednesday, September 3. 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.

Neighbourhood Watch: The next Neighbourhood Watch and Panel meeting will be on Tuesday, September 9, 7.30 p.m. at the Reading Room. The speaker will be Stephanie Smith, Sussex Police’s ‘Finds and Liason’ officer. She will be talking about anything of value that has to be declared and the process involved. The team will also be showing a DVD regarding scam mail and it’s problems. All are welcome, you do not have to be a Neighbourhood Watch Member to take part. Tea and Biscuits will also be available.

Hooe Open Group: Hooe Open Group are next meeting on September 12, 2.30 p.m. If you are interested in joining a very friendly and jolly group of ladies, who enjoy each other’s company, why not go along to Hooe Village Hall on the second Friday of the month at 2.30 p.m., you will be made very welcome. For further information call Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

Ninfield History Group: Ninfield Local History Group are not meeting during August. Their next meeting is on September 18, 7.30 p.m. at the Methodist Church Hall. This months talk is ‘Mad jack Fuller’ with Geoff Hutchinson. For further information, please contact Rod Ffoulkes, Chairman, NLHG 01424 893635 or email ken.ffoulkes@which.net or see their Website/Facebook page: www.ninfieldhistorygroup.org / http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ninfield-Local-History-Group/206758869459743.

Appalachia Music: The Whitetop Mountain Band, from Virginia USA, are coming to Ninfield, courtesy of Bluegrass Plus Club, on September 20. They will be playing Appalachia music (traditional music of the region of Appalachia in the Eastern United States). The evening will also feature Alive and picking. The venue is Ninfield Memorial Hall, 8-11 p.m., tickets are £12 per person. There is a limited number of tickets. To book your seat or obtain further information, please contact Ray or Sheila on: 01424 893390 / 07956266534, or email: sheila@bluegrass-plusclub.co.uk.

Dog Show: Ninfield Working Men’s Club is holding a Charity Fun Dog Show on September 21. Entry Fee £1.00 per class. Arrival Time:12.00 p.m. Judging Starts:1 p.m. Pedigree & Novelty Classes. Rosettes For 1st - 5th Places. RCCS or JW dogs need not be registered with the KC. Enquires for Dog Show phone: Malcolm or Hayley 07806420350. Stalls include Boot/Table Sale, Raffle & Tombola, Cake Stall, Teas & Coffees, BBQ & BAR etc. Ample free parking. Their Charity this year is Canine Partners. If you have any unwanted items suitable for Raffle/tombola prizes or any jumble/bootsale items you would like to donate please ring Marj on 892239 or Maureen on 892182.

Ninfield of the Past: On September 27, Ninfield Local History Group are having ‘An afternoon of Local History’ in the Memorial Hall with a slide show of Cyril Wells’ photographs and ‘An Illustrated Talk On Shops And Businesses’, with light refreshments available. For further information, please contact Rod Ffoulkes, Chairman, NLHG 01424 893635 or email ken.ffoulkes@which.net or see their Website/Facebook page: www.ninfieldhistorygroup.org / http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ninfield-Local-History-Group/206758869459743.

Ninfield Homemade Fayre: Returning to the Memorial Hall on Saturday, October 18. Tables are £10 if you live in Ninfield, £12 otherwise and can be booked through Kaye Crittell (k.crittell@btinternet.com or 01424 892883). If it’s home made - art, craft, edible - then why not book a table!

Finding out more: 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: www.pamdoodes.com / www.ninfield.webplus.net.

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 2.30 p.m. except the first Sunday of the month, where they hold a Family Service at 10.30 a.m. August 31, Worship & Praise with Revd Ian Pruden, September 7, Cafe Church Family Service with breakfast. September 14, Service of Worship with Revd. Don Cormack. September 21, Service of Worship with Deacon Jean Duckworth-Lloyd. September 28, Service of Worship & Communion with Revd. Ian Pruden.

Contact me: Anything that you would like included in the Village Voice for Ninfield or Hooe, please email the details to me: nhvillagevoice@hotmail.com.

Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close