VILLAGE SURGERIES: Following the Village Open meeting on October 29, the Parish Council will be holding Surgeries for village residents to view Wealden District Council Issues and Options document on the following dates: Friday November 27, noon to 4pm at the Methodist Hall. This will be attended by representatives from Wealden District Council, including Cllr Anne Newton. Ninfield Parish Council would also like to encourage residents of Hooe to attend any of the planned surgeries as development in Ninfield will have a major impact on Hooe. Saturday November 28, 10.30am to 1pm at the Methodist Hall. The surgeries are an opportunity for you to ask questions on the contents of the report, what it means to our village and how you submit your response. If you are unable to attend any of the surgeries, please contact the clerk or one of the Parish Councillors to view the document. The Parish Council will aim to have their draft response prepared for December 2.

PLANNING MEETING: Hooe Parish Council will be holding a Planning meeting on November 30, 7.30pm at Hooe Village Hall. All members of the community are invited to attend.

DECEMBERS VILLAGE VOICE: Please note that there will not be a Village Voice during December. Therefore, please make a note of forthcoming events in your diaries now.

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: Ninfield Working Mens Club is holding a Christmas Coffee Morning on December 1, 10am to noon. This is a charity event in aid of Chestnut Tree House Children with Cancer. With an open fire to warm you and delicious mince pies with your coffee you will have a lovely morning. You are also requested to keep your stamps from the mass of Christmas cards you receive this Christmas to pass onto the WMC. The WMC club would like to thank all for your support over this last year.

FLOWER DEMONSTRATION: Ninfield Flower Group’s seasonal demonstration this year will be held in the Memorial Hall on Friday, December 4 at 7.30pm. They shall be welcoming the very talented Nigel Whyles, with his demonstration entitled Deck the Halls. All flowers demonstrated are raffled at the end of the evening, as well as the groups’ raffle. Tickets will be £10 are now available now for booking, please contact Helen Cunliffe on 01424 844916 or send a sae with payment to: 21 Blackfields Avenue, Bexhill on Sea, TN39 4JL. The evening will also have the presentation of funds raised from the Flower Festival to Medical detection Dogs, Bexhill Dementia Alliance, and Dragonflies, who will receive £1200.00 each, plus a donation of £300 to the Memorial Hall restoration fund. Their January meeting is their AGM on January 4, 7.30pm. Should you require any further information regarding any of their events, please telephone Jennifer Collett on 01424 892878 or email:

LIGHTS OF LOVE: On December 6, Ninfield Methodist Church link with St Mary’s Parish Church and St. Michael’s Hospice for a Lights of love Thanksgiving and Remembrance service. The service starts at St. Mary’s Parish Church at 3pm and then at 4pm a Lights of Love Tree (decorated with stars and hearts) will be lit outside our Church and remain there through Christmas-time. (To order a Lights of love pack please call Perdita Chamberlain on 01424 456377 or email

HOOE OPEN GROUP: As we move nearer to the festive season the members of the club will be joining with their guests for lunch at the Cooden Beach Golf Club, this will mark the ending a most successful year, with the Club growing to over 40 members.

Many new events and speakers are already in the programme for 2016, which bodes well for yet another year in which the Hooe Open Group hope to continue their year on year success.

If you are interested in joining a very friendly and progressive group of ladies, why not go along on the second Friday of the month and sample their hospitality, with a cup of tea and lots of good will. For further information contact Edna Wallis on 01424 842591 (

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Their December meeting on December 14 will be their Christmas Evening with festive food and drink, music and a quiz, meeting, as usual, in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. Looking forward to 2016, their first meeting of the New Year is January 18, when they will have Clive Richardson giving a talk on the Estate Village of Firle. Clive gives interesting talks with fine photographs. As usual the talk commences at 7.30 p.m. and entry is free to members and £2 to visitors. For more information contact Rod Ffoulkes via email on or phone 893635.

MESSY CHURCH: The Methodist Church will be holding a Messy Christmas on December 16, 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

GOLDEN CIRCLE: In December they do not have a meeting but members go out for a Christmas Lunch. In the New Year their meeting is on January 18 when they have their AGM. The meeting will be in the Methodist Hall at 2.30pm. For more information contact Jean Holmes on 212663.

METHODIST CHURCH: You are invited to join the Methodist Church for a Family Carol Service on December 20 at 10.30am and see the Church decorated by the various groups that use their premises. Many thanks for all your displays making us ‘one Church’.

Christmas Eve, Candlelight Christingle for everyone at 4.30pm to 5.15pm at the Methodist Church followed by light refreshments. Do go along and enjoy this amazing time together. The service will be led by Reverend Tricia Williams.

CARNIVAL COMMITTEE: The Carnival Committee are next meeting on the second Wednesday in February to discuss the main event, The Carnival relaunch, and would be thrilled to see new members. Please contact Sami Guard on 07970650321, or email

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: /

CHURCH SERVICES: St Mary’s Ninfield, Sunday, no service, 11.15am Joint Advent Carol Service at St Oswald’s.

NINFIELD METHODIST CHURCH: Sunday, 10.30am Advent Sunday Holy Communion with Revd John Hope, 6pm United Circuit service - All age. December 6, Cafe Service with Jennifer Winnington, 3pm at St. Mary’s with Revd Tricia Williams. December 13, Holy Communion with Revd Tricia Williams. December 20, Carol Service with Recd Derek and Mrs Topsy Brice. December 27, United Service at Christchurch.

CONTACT ME: Anything that you would like included in the Village Voice for Ninfield and Hooe, please email the details to me:

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