POLICE UPDATE: An update from our PCSO, Daryl Holter: At approximately 1645hrs on 04/03/15 a local business / shop in Hooe was subject to a theft of a lap top. It is believed that distraction methods where used. The police urge everyone to keep items of value / handbags/ wallets etc., locked away or in a place of safety. The reference for this theft is 0352 05/03/15. Sussex Police have also received a report from Ninfield of a possible phone scam around internet security. The scammer claimed to be from Microsoft and wanted to gain access to a computer and offer internet security. Should you know anything of these incidents, please contact the police on 101.

Please do not give any personal details or bank / credit / debit / account numbers to anyone. No one will ever ask for these details, terminate the call immediately and contact Police and Action Fraud.Should anyone have seen or heard anything in connection with this, please contact the police on 101.

U18S FOOTBALL: The U18s match on March 8 saw them loose against Pevensey and Westham, 7-0. It was anticipated that this was going to be a tough match and the loss of their captain through injury, with a pulled hamstring, was an added blow. I am told that the defence held firm and didn’t concede as many goals as other teams have done. This is a major positive to take from the game.

FRIENDSHIP FRIDAY: Today, March 20, 10.30 a.m. - 12 noon at Ninfield Methodist Church Hall. This is a new initiative and they encourage anyone, any age, to go along for a coffee and opportunity to meet new friends.

MOBILE LIBRARY: The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages on March 27 & April 17 at:

Hooe, opposite Denbigh Court, 10.40 a.m. - 11.10 a.m.

Ninfield, Downsview (off Church Lane), 11.20 a.m. - 11.45 p.m.

SPRING SHOW: Ninfield Horticultural Society are holding their Spring Show on Saturday, March 28. They look forward to your entries, and to lots of visitors from 2.30 p.m. in the Memorial Hall. Schedules with class details and entry forms are in the post office. Do go and see your village show. Teas and homemade cakes are available too. Enquiries to Rose (892422 or

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

NINFIELD PARISH COUNCIL: Ninfield Parish Council are meeting on April 2, 7.15 p.m. at Ninfield Methodist Church Hall. Planning Committee meetings precede the full council meetings, starting at 7 p.m. All Ninfield residents are invited to attend.

NINFIELD VILLAGE SOCIETY: Ninfield Village Society are holding a meeting and their AGM, in the Reading Room, Church Lane at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday April 7.

The meeting is open to all and they would like to invite anyone to join them who have an interest in helping to maintain the amenities of our village. After the AGM, there will be a brief report on the work undertaken during the past year and a discussion of future projects. Following a refreshment break, they have their guest speaker Julian Porter from Bexhill Museum, who will talk about the interesting archaeological finds made on the new Bexhill-Hastings Link Road route. For further information, please contact either Martin Wood, Chairman (892895) or Robin Goldsmith, Treasurer (892778).

CHRISTIAN VOICES: Christian Voices, the Musical Drama Group, will be performing their next play in April. It is called “Malachi” and is based on what happens when the prophet Malachi meets Christian people leading unchristian lives. The play was written by Alan Young and the songs composed by Dave Chamberlin. Christian Voices will be performing at Ninfield Methodist Church Hall, on Saturday, April 11 at 3.0 p.m.

As usual, the admission is free and all are very welcome to attend.

NINFIELD FLOWER GROUP: On Monday, April 13, in the Memorial Hall. They welcome Lynn Carter with her demonstration entitled “Floral Fantasia Colourtastic.”. Non members welcome at a cost of £4.00 to include refreshments. All floral arrangements demonstrated will be raffled at the end of the evening. Should you wish any further information regarding the group please telephone Jennifer on 01424 892878 or email

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: /

CHURCH SERVICES: for Ninfield and Hooe (

St Mary’s Services (Church of England, Ninfield), all services 9.30 a.m. unless otherwise stated:

March 22, Parish Eucharist

St Oswald’s Services (Church of England, Hooe) all services 11.15 a.m. unless otherwise stated:

March 22, Parish Eucharist

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.

March 15, 10.30 a.m. Mothering Sunday, All Age service with Mrs. M. Bickerdike

March 22, Worship & Praise with Mr. David Hanson

March 29, Palm Sunday Service with Revd. Peggy Heim

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