‘Tis the season for Country/Folk Dances: the May-Pole, The Solstice, Morris Dancing and of course the now famous, and completely exhausting, E.U Hokey Cokey. For the last 10 days or so, we’ve been in.. out.. then shaken all about; Jazz Hands were added, then new directions and shapes, even the participants on each side changed; but, however exhilarating the movements, I’m afraid there is always an anti-climax when the choreography hasn’t got a strong, definitive End Position...Unfortunately, no ‘Tadaah!’..it’s all still a bit blurry round the edges.. Still, in true British fashion, if something is going to happen in this country, it’s going to be something completely out of the ordinary, something monumental, and something that will have the rest of the world talking about us for years...’twas ever thus! So, moving on...and I do hope everything will!...We’re now really getting into all the fantastic Summer Sports events. Wimbledon is halfway through, the Rio Olympics are on their way and...oh yes, firstly we’ve got the finals of football’s European Cup; brace yourself England. Now, at time of writing I don’t know if England have won through against Iceland...but whatever has happened...I do hope all the famous fancy football footwork eventually has a more definitive and exciting ‘Final Position’... if not.. step ballchange to the right, sailing step on the left... and ‘keeeeeep Dancing’!!
Ninfield Flower Group: Are holding their next meeting on Monday 4th July, at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, and there will be a demonstration by Iris Shaw entitled ‘Facets of my Life’. Non members are always made very welcome, at a small charge of £4 which includes all refreshments. All the flowers used in the demonstration are raffled at the end of the evening, so there is never any waste, just the added bonus of some beautiful blooms to take home! Monies raised throughout the year are put towards the Bi-Annual Flower show and the chosen charities, please call Jennifer on 892878 for more information or email midfield@gmail .com
Ninfield Working Men’s Club: Will be having a Charity Coffee Morning and Table Sale on Tuesday 5th July at 10am -12 midday, in the Wriggly Tin Hut, Bexhill Road. There will be lots of goodies and bargains to buy on the day, and if you have any unwanted bits and bobs that you fancy donating please call Marjorie on 892239, or Maureen 892182, they can arrange to pick up for you. All money raised will go to their chosen charity for the year, St Michael’s Hospice, so do go and have a cuppa and a chat; they will be very pleased to see you and it’s a great opportunity to join up with the lovely team that keep ‘The Tin’ firmly on the map!
Ninfield Carnival Association: This Wednesday, 6th July, there is another meeting of the committee, and friends, to discuss the arrangements for the three days of fun and freneticism that is the Ninfield Carnival! With just over 2 weeks to go, lists are getting longer, with items hopefully being crossed off too, but it always seems quite daunting at this stage.. will it ever get on! Volunteers are always extremely welcome - embraced and revered!- so if anyone can give time and man-power on Friday 15th morning from 9am, at any point through to the last bit of breakdown which will be lunchtime on Sunday 17th, please make yourself known via the contacts at the end of the column! Also! Now is the time again for Baking Cakes!! The Tea Tent will be very grateful for any cakes/buns/pastries that are donated- and don’t forget, if you want to go the extra mile..!.. Enter the Ninfield Best Baker competition that will be running again from the smaller Marquee; see posters for more details or call me. There will be a Big Boot Fair on site which is being organised by 1st Ninfield Scout Group; who can’t do their usual Jumbles Sales at the Memorial Hall, so all your old jumble will be very much needed for their event on Saturday 16th July on the Rec. Please come and join us for a cheap drink on Wednesday at the Club 8.30pm, it would be great to see you!
Ninfield Parish Council: The next meeting is on Thursday 7th June at 7.15 in the Methodist Hall, Church Lane and, as always, all Residents are encouraged to come and hear all the latest updates. There is a lot going on, so, whatever your particular interest, there’s bound to be something that will grab your attention.. and get you fired up! Things that will definitely be discussed are- the latest news on the Issues and Options document with the proposed housing numbers from WDC.; the state of the building in the layby opposite the garage- which the Parish Council has complained bitterly about; the development at Ingrams, and what is expected next.. plus Highways, footpaths, the School...so many interesting items! Please come along and have your input- there is always an amount of time set aside for public questions. If you want any more information, or would like to join the Council as a new Parish Councillor, please call the Clerk on 07725843505 or email email@example.com.
Ninfield Bowls Club: On Wednesday 22nd, the club had a Rother League match against Battle, with Ninfield winning 64 - 61 and gaining 6 points on the table. Last Sunday saw another league match against Staplecross, with the result being Ninfield 64 again but Staplecross won on 79; Ninfield still picked up 4 points for the league. Friday 24th was the Ladies Invitation, which was started 3 years ago by Capt. Vic Lawrence, and sees teams of 3 ladies taking part. Clubs from Hellingly, Westfield, Polegrove, Bexhill, Peasmarsh, Fairlight, Herstmonceux and Winchelsea took part with 2 teams from Ninfield. 9 ends were played both before, and after Tea, which was a full Cream Tea made by the non playing lady members from Ninfield. Good weather helped everyone enjoy the day and the eventual winners were Hellingly Ladies who took the Cup; Ninfield ‘B’ team were runners up. Thank you Carole and well done again!
Methodist Church: Sunday 3rd July 10.30am - Café Church with Breakfast.
Parish Church: St Mary’s Ninfield 9.30am - St Oswald’s Hooe 11.15am
Defibrillators: Can be found and accessed easily at Kings Arms, Ninfield and Red Lion, Hooe- on the front wall in both venues.
Keep in Touch!: With so much going on in the Village and surrounding area, please get any promotion/advertising to me before 6pm on Monday evening! Call me, Sami on 893699, 07970650321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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