Ninfield Bowls Club: Ninfield Bowls Club have not fared so well in their latest games. Maybe the shock of summer making a return has put them off their winning streak!? They played Pett on September 4, loosing 44-58. They played Hampden Park on September 7 with a loss of 57-68. However, a club get together for their Finals Day was just the ticket with the results as follows: Ladies Singles winner was Audrey Beale, with Sue Haffenden the runner up. The Gents Singles winner was Norman McCubbin, with Brian Cockett as the runner up. Brian Ocbourne won the 100 Up, with Norman McCubbin the runner up. The Novice runner up was Graham Richards, with the winner being Roger Saunders. And finally the pairs winners were Norman McCubbin and Linda Bosden, with Brian Osbourne and Ann Long runners up. A lovely day was had by all.

Hooe Open Group: Hooe Open Group are meeting today, 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.

Mobile Library: The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, September 13 & 27 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.

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 or see their Website/Facebook page: /

Hooe History Group: The Hooe History Society next meet on Thursday, September 18 at 7.30 p.m. in Hooe Village Hall. During the last two years their committee member, Andy Hamblin, has been completing the research of the history of his property. He has now an almost complete history of over three hundred years. The detail includes the building and those who have lived there and their occupations. Andy started his research from scratch and had to learn how to carry out the work by trial and error. Now he knows how to do it, he is prepared to share what he has learnt along the way. So, the Hooe History Society invites you to come along on September 18 to learn how you can start your own research! Andy has prepared a comprehensive presentation and will be on hand to give advice and answer questions. Andy will also be bringing his home’s ‘time line’ to the meeting. So even if you are not sure if you want to try researching your own property you will find his history, which fits well into the general history of the village, fascinating. Further details about Hooe History Society from Heather 01424 893422.

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:

Car Boot Sale: There will be a car boot sale at Ninfield Working Mens Club on September 21 as part of their Charity Fun Dog Show (see below). Pitches are £5 each but are limited, thus first come first served. To book your pitch, please call Maggie on 844536.

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 or see their Website/Facebook page: /

First Responders: The Bexhill & District Community First Responders, who cover Bexhill, Ashburnham, Ninfield, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Hooe , Whydown & Normans Bay, will be meeting on Wednesday, October 1. 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.

Jumble Sale: Ninfield Flower Group are holding a jumble sale on October 11, 2 p.m. at Ninfield Memorial Hall. Entry is 50p/person. As well as many bargains, there will be tea/coffee and cakes! If you have any jumble that you would like to donate, please contact Jennifer on 892878. Should you wish any further information regarding the group or any forthcoming events, please telephone Jennifer on 01424 892878 or email on

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 ( or 01424 892883). If it’s home made - art, craft, edible - then why not book a table!

Christian Voices: Christian Voices are performing ‘Let My People Go’ on Saturday, October 18, 3 p.m. at Ninfield Methodist Church. the play is based on the story of Moses. As usual, entry is free. All are invited to attend.

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: /

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. 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:

Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close