CRIMINAL DAMAGE: Our PCSO, Daryl Holter, has advised of a report of criminal damage in Ninfield. Sussex Police received a report on 22/12/14 that a car parked in The Green area / Church Lane area of Ninfield was damaged overnight December 21-22, the vehicle was scratched on many of its body panels. Reference 0555 22/12/14 refers. Should anyone have seen or heard anything in connection with this please can they contact Police, quoting the above reference.

Housing: There will be a meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015 of the NAG (Ninfield Action Group) at Woodside Cottage, Manchester Road. The group will hear from the Parish Council as to when the Wealden Planning meeting to consider the Outline Application for Ingrams Farm will be held. “We’d like to thank all our supporters and wish them a Happy New Year, especially those 100 or more who took the trouble to register their objections in the short time allotted. If we succeed in having this refused, then it will make other developers of potential sites in Ninfield think again.

U18’S FOOTBALL: December 17 saw the U18’s football team have their Christmas Party at the Working Mens Club, where they were unexpectedly presented with a cheque for £220 by the WMC Committee. It was totally unexpected and most gratefully received and will no doubt go towards tracksuits to match the kit sponsored by Chris at the Village Store. Ninfield U18s are next away to TW Ridgewaye on January 4. They then have a run of 3 home matches on January 11, 18 and 25 all at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings on Ninfield Rec. They would love to see some new supporters.

CAFE CHURCH: Ninfield Methodist Church are holding a Cafe Church on Sunday, January 4, 10.30 - 11.30 a.m. You are invited to their monthly family service which includes breakfast. Cafe Church services take place on the first Sunday each month.

FIRST RESPONDERS: The Bexhill & District Community First Responders, who cover Bexhill, Ashburnham, Ninfield, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Hooe , Whydown & Normans Bay, will be meeting on Wednesday, January 7. 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.

HOOE OPEN GROUP: The group’s next meeting is on January 9, when the Club will hold its AGM. This will see the beginning of another year and hopefully a further increase in membership. If you are interested in joining, just come along on the second Friday of any month to Hooe Village Hall at 2.30 p.m. and you will be more than welcome by this bunch of very friendly ladies. For further information contact Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

NINFIELD LOCAL HISTORY GROUP: Ninfield Local History Group are next meeting on January 15, 7.30 p.m. in the Methodist Church Hall. The meeting will be a talk entitled ‘Sussex Characters-Wacky, Weird & Wonderful’ by Chris McCooey. For further information, please contact Rod Ffoulkes (Chair) Tel: 893635.

JUMBLE SALE: 1st Ninfield Scout Group are holding their annual winter Jumble Sale on January 31, 2 p.m., at Ninfield Memorial Hall. Entrance is 50p per person. Along with bargains, there is a raffle and refreshments. If you have any jumble you would like to donate, you are able to drop it off at the Memorial Hall on Friday 30 after 7 p.m. or on Saturday 31 after 8.30 a.m. Alternatively, jumble can be collected the week before by contacting Dick Creasey on 07970 559226 or Rosemary Cooper on 01424 892681.

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 SERVICES/EVENTS: 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. January 4 10.30 a.m., Cafe Service with Deacon Jean Duckworth-Lloyd. January 11, Covenant/Holy Communion with Rev. Ian Pruden. January 18, Worship and Praise with Mrs C. Jones. January 25, Worship and Praise with Mrs Topsy Brice.

CONTACT ME: Anything that you would like included in the Village Voice for Ninfield and Hooe, please email the details to me:

Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close