JUMBLE SALE: 1st Ninfield Scout Group are holding a Jumble Sale tomorrow, 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.

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: On June 18, 30 members and friends spent a sunny afternoon in Andrew and Paula Smith’s lovely garden. As well as admiring the wonderful roses, the group enjoyed a quiz and a delicious strawberry cream tea. Thanks are extended to their hosts and to Sue for organising the afternoon. The next Horti event is the Summer Show on August 15. Please put the date in your diary and start to plan your entries. Schedules are in the village stores.

ARTHRITIS RESEARCH UK: Thank you all who supported the Open Gardens and Cream tea event in June! You helped to raise £230! David and Esme showed an immaculate garden full of interesting plants....Tony and Beryl Harmer showed their interesting garden, in a beautifully maintained state. How do they grow vegetables with all plants growing to the same size at the same time? Donations of home baking meant that all comers could have a leisurely tea in the Methodist Hall. Smooth service from Joyce Allen and John Cheshire kept all going well. The rent was donated to save expenses being deducted from the takings, which was a kind thought. The Raffle well patronised. Thanks to the organisation by Pat Ffoulkes the Bring and Buy stall goods sold well, and made even more for the cause.

NINFIELD LOCAL HISTORY GROUP: Their recent meeting on June 18 was really excellent with their speaker, Tony Harris, who came as HenryVIII in full costume and acting the part. He went through Henry’s life in character and with many little diversions of an amusing nature. They then had a cup of tea while he changed into civvies and answered questions about Henry and how he came to be doing the performance. Apparently he acted the part of Henry VIII at Hampton Court to provide information and entertainment to the visitors and was well trained in the life of Henry. During the time he lived in Hampton Court, two years, he told us of the ghostly happenings he had experienced whilst there. The whole evening was very entertaining and those who attended were very glad they had not missed it. Their next meeting is on Thursday, July 16, when Ian Gledhill will be talking on ‘Oh we do like to be beside the seaside’ which I am assured will be another evening not to be missed. For more information, please contact Rod Ffoulkes:

NINFIELD BOWLS CLUB: The club’s Ladies Invitation held on Friday, June 19, went very well. Thye had 10 teams of 3 ladies, including their own team, and the winners were Peasmarsh with Hellingly the runners. Captain Vic Lawrence presented the winners with the trophy and the runners up received a small figurine on a stand which they keep. They had lovely weather and halfway through the match we had tea - sandwiches/scones and cakes. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon and the tea which Ninfield ladies always seem to excel themselves with in any of these events. The latest league game scores are: June 17, Ninfield 71 Battle 80, June 21 Ninfield beat Staplecross as they did when they played the visually sited at Hastings on June 20.

NINFIELD’S GOT TALENT: The Carnival Committee have had very little response to this years Ninfield’s Got Talent, and regrettably have taken the decision to cancel this years event, due to take place on July 4.

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.

NINFIELD’S GOT TALENT: NGT is back by popular demand on July 4, in Ninfield Memorial Hall.

HOOE OPEN GROUP: The Hooe Open Group next meet on July 10, with 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 go to Hooe Village Hall at 2.30 p.m., you will be made very welcome. For further information contact Edna Wallis on 01424 842591 or e-mail:-

COFFEE MORNING: St Mary’s Church, Ninfield, are holding a Coffee morning on Saturday July 11, from 10.00 a.m. - 12 noon at the Reading Room. A Bring and Buy with Raffle will also be available. Go along to have coffee, pick up a bargain and meet your friends.

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 28, Parish Eucharist

St Oswald’s Services (Church of England, Hooe) all services 11.15 a.m. unless otherwise stated: 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 28, Conference Sunday with Gillian Lambourne

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