POLICE NOTICE: Please be aware that Rother Police have seen an increase in breaks to vehicles. It is not just vehicles that have been left open that are being targeted. Windows are being smashed to gain entry. You are asked to pass this message to anyone you can reminding them not to leave valuables in their cars, bags on display etc. It is mainly car parks and lay-bys used by dog walkers that have been targeted in Rother, but not entirely. If you see anyone acting suspiciously, you are urged to call 999 or 101 at the time.

CAFE CHURCH: Ninfield Methodist Church invites you to its next Café Church Family Service, with breakfast, on Sunday, August 2 at 10.30 a.m. - They look forward to seeing you, if you are free.

COFFEE MORNING / MINI LUNCH: The Christian Women’s Fellowship are holding a Coffee Morning / Mini Lunch on August 5, 10.30 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Little Acre, Church Path, Ninfield. I have been asked to mention that they will be having ‘Judy Mann’s Magnificent Muffins’ on sale again! The organisers would also welcome contributions of raffle prizes for the raffle.

HOOE OPEN GROUP: The Hooe Open Group next meet on August 14, which will not be held at Hooe Village Hall but instead at Tesco, Ravenside, gathering at the Customer Service Counter for a conducted tour of the store, including tea. This event is with the complements of Tesco. If you would like details of future club activities, please contact Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: The Horticultural Society are holding their Summer Show on August 15, 2.30 p.m. at Ninfield Memorial Hall. As well as their usual wide variety of classes, they have some new ones which will hopefully attract some new entrants with smaller gardens. They also have a Parish Produce Award for a collection for produce from entrants only in Ninfield and Hooe. Visitors can enjoy tea and homemade cake while they view the exhibits. Schedules are available from the Village Stores.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: 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 in aid of the Medical Detection Dogs, Bexhill Dementia Alliance and the Dragonflies project Hastings, with a donation to the Memorial Hall. Entry £2.00 per person. Refreshments, Plants, Raffle, Crafts and other stalls. Do go and enjoy the beautiful arrangements.

HISTORY EXHIBITION: The Ninfield Local History Group are mounting an exhibition on Saturday, September 12, at the Memorial Hall. The group has set aside space for stall holders so if you would like to run a stall at this event please call 01424 892248 to book a pitch.

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 - August 2, Parish Eucharist, August 9, No Service, August 16, Family Service, August 23, Parish Eucharist, August 30, No Service

St Oswald’s Services: (Church of England, Hooe) all services 11.15 a.m. unless otherwise stated - August 2, Family Service, August 9, Combined Parish Eucharist, August 16, Parish Eucharist, August 23, Parish Eucharist, August 30, Combined 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.

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