NINFIELD BOWLS: A catch up on the highs and lows of Ninfield Bowls club - July 28, Ninfield 67 Clive Vale 74, July 29, Ninfield 63 Hawkhurst 77 (league game), July 30, Ninfield 79 Hailsham 71, August 1, Ninfield 56 Ringmer 71 and finally August 2, Ninfield 133 - yes 133 - Herstmonceux 38. July 25 saw the club hold a fund day with two teams Roundheads and Cavaliers. Cavaliers always seem to win regardless of the members playing (so I am told)! Afterwards they had a much deserved BBQ.

NINFIELD U18S FOOTBALL: The Ninfield U18s Football team are back in training on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6.30 - 8 p.m. at Ninfield Recreation Ground. If you are interested in joining, just turn up! They also have some pre-season friendlies where the team would love your support Sunday, August 9 against Westfield U18s (AWAY) - 10:30 a.m. KO, Sunday August 16 against Sedlescombe Rangers U18s (AWAY) - 10:00 a.m. KO, Sunday, August 23 against Hampden Park U18s (AWAY) - 12:30 a.m. KO, Thursday, August 27 against Westfield XI (HOME) - 7:00 p.m. KO and finally Sunday, August 30 against Little Common U18s (HOME) - 11:00 a.m. KO.

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 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 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. August 9, Worship and Praise with Revd. Ian Pruden. August 16, Worship and Praise with Mr. Barry Turnwell. August 23, Holy Communion with Revd. Ian Pruden. August 30, Worship and Praise with Revd. Ian Pruden

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