HOOE OPEN GROUP: The Hooe Open Group ladies club met on Friday, June 12, for their annual Cream Tea. The event was very well supported, with almost a full attendance. The Club now has a membership of well over 40, with new members joining almost at every meeting. The Cream Tea was a very traditional affair with fruit scones and a selection of homemade sponge cakes to choose from, all served on bone china plates and bone china cups and saucers. Creating an English Tea Shop atmosphere. The entertainment before the tea was a table quiz, compiled by Edna Wallis, comprising both easy and difficult general questions, in the event of a draw, estimating the contents of a sweet jar was the deciding factor. All in, all a great time was had by one and all. Next month the presenter will be Jonathan Lindsey who has been in the theatre for many years, his talk is entitled “Magical Thinking” which should prove most entertaining. If you are interested in joining a very friendly group of like minded ladies, why not come to Hooe Village Hall at 2.30 p.m. on the afternoon of Friday, July 10, you will be made very welcome. For further information contact Edna Wallis on 01424 842591 or e-mail:-

Ninfield BOWLS: With the fairing weather, the Ninfield Bowls Club have also been fairing better with their games. On Wednesday June 10, they narrowly lost to Polegrove 62 - 64 in a home match. At home again on Saturday, June 13, Ninfield beat Herstmonceux 61 - 58. Their final game of the week against Bexhill on

Sunday, June 14, saw them lose 84 - 91. I am told that many cups of tea and quite a few biscuits have been consumed this week to keep the club on their toes! Today, Friday June 19, they have their Ladies Invitation, which Vic Lawrence (club Captain) started last year, with 10 clubs entering this year. Afternoon tea will be served and trophies will be awarded to the winning club and runner up.

MOBILE LIBRARY: The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages today, June 19 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.

NINFIELD PARISH COUNCIL: The next meeting of Ninfield Parish Council will be held on July 2, 7.15 p.m. at Ninfield Methodist Hall. All residents are welcome to attend.

STREET MARKET: Saturday, June 20 sees something different in the village. Centred from the Blacksmith’s there will be a street market with various interesting food and other stalls from 6.30 - 11 p.m., based on the unique French Night Markets. This event is supported by Blacksmiths Inn and Ninfield Bonfire Society. You are invited to choose your supper from a tantalising array of dishes which will include Paella, Streaks, Burgers, cheeses and many more. An evening of fun for all the family to include a children’s entertainer early in the evening ,live music, a diverse mix of stalls of gifts, crafts, sweets and wood craft. There will be a Children’s Entertainer from 6.45 p.m. as well as a face painter, from 8.00 p.m. a band will play to entertain all, so go along, eat, chat to friends, dance to the music, enjoy a sociable night out.

FATHER’S DAY BREAKFAST: A Father’s Day Breakfast, in aid of Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice, is being held on June 21, 9 - 11 a.m. at Little Acre, Church path, Ninfield. Coffee and croissants for £1.50 (a 30% discount if you are a father!). Carole and Pete Ballard welcome all, with a father or with a memory of a father.

MESSY CHURCH: The next Messy Church at Ninfield Methodist will be on Wednesday, June 24, straight after school from 3.30 - 5.30 p.m. The theme this month will be ‘Sharing The Story’ and will include lots of creative activities, a short celebration and meal for children & parents together. They look forward to seeing friends & families for this good time together. (Children ages 4 - 11 yrs).

JUMBLE SALE: 1st Ninfield Scout Group are holding a Jumble Sale on Saturday, June 27, 2 p.m. at Ninfield Memorial Hall. Jumble can be delivered to the hall on Friday, June 26, after 7 p.m. or Saturday, June 27, after 8.30 a.m. Alternatively, jumble can be collected the week before by calling Dick on 07970559226 or Rosemary on 01424 892681. All are welcome on the day to search out bargains, indulge in the raffle and enjoy refreshments. Entry is 50p/person.

NINFIELD’S GOT TALENT: NGT is back by popular demand on July 4, in Ninfield Memorial Hall. Entries for this years evening of entertainment should made to Sami Guard on 893669 or email: by June 22.

NINFIELD FLOWER GROUP: Ninfield Flower Group next meet on Monday, July 6, in the Memorial Hall commencing at 7.30 p.m. The group welcome Angie Hyde with her demonstration entitled “Song from the Woods”. Non-members are welcome at a charge of £4.00 to include refreshments. All flowers demonstrated by Angie are raffled at the end of the evening. If you would like any further information regarding any of their events, or would like to join them, please contact Jennifer on 01424 892878 or email on

NINFIELD PARISH COUNCIL: Ninfield Parish Council will be meeting on July 2 at Ninfield Methodist Hall, 7.15 p.m. All residents are invited to attend.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: A date for your diaries: The Ninfield Flower Group’s Flower Festival “On the Box”, is August 29 - 31, 10.30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Ninfield Memorial Hall. All money raised this year is going to local charities.

DEFIBRILLATORS: In the event of an emergency, they are located at the following locations, 24/7 - Hooe: On the front wall of The Red Lion PH, Ninfield: On the wall to the right of the entrance to The Kings Arms.

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), all services 9.30 a.m. unless otherwise stated June 21, Family Service, June 28, Parish Eucharist

St Oswald’s Services (Church of England, Hooe) all services 11.15 a.m. unless otherwise stated - June 21, Parish Eucharist, June 28, 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., June 21, Holy Communion with Rev. Ian Pruden, June 24, 3.30 - 5.30 p.m., Messy Church, June 28, Conference Sunday with Gillian Lambourne

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