NINFIELD BOWLS CLUB: Ninfield bowls Club were busy last week, enjoying the beautiful weather along the way. On August 4, they played Clive Vale winning 56-52. Their match on august 5 against St Johns Mead Eastbourne saw a loss of 90-71. They had a league game on August 8 against Westfield but lost 81-69. The final match of the week was against Pett on August 9. Ninfield narrowly lost, with a final score of 46-48.

COFFEE MORNING THANKS: Carole Ballard, organiser and host of last weeks coffee morning in aid of Chestnut Tree House has sent this message: “Thank you to all that supported the fund raiser for The Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice at Little Acre, Ninfield last Wednesday. A very grand total of £450! was made on the day and through generous donations. The sun shone beautifully and the cakes were a masterpiece! Thank you also, to my terrific friends that always help, and the ‘potted’ Spinning Jenny band for adding their special sound.”

HOOE OPEN GROUP: The Hooe Open Group next meet today, 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 tomorrow, 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: Do you keep chickens? This year there is a class for eggs in the Summer Show!. 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.

NINFIELD U18S FOOTBALL: The team’s first friendly of the season against a very experienced Westfield XI showed a positive start, despite a 6-1 defeat. “We can be very proud of our performance guys. Truly great team effort in extreme heat and despite the scoreline, we gave a very good account of ourselves. Some good things to be positive about for the coming season. Well Done.” The 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! Their other pre-season friendlies where the team would love your support are as follows:

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.

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 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 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 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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