Ninfield and Hooe

Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close

NINFIELD VILLAGE SOCIETY: Ninfield Village Society are holding a meeting and their AGM, in the Reading Room, Church Lane at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday April 7.

The meeting is open to all and they would like to invite anyone to join them who have an interest in helping to maintain the amenities of our village. After the AGM, there will be a brief report on the work undertaken during the past year and a discussion of future projects. Following a refreshment break, they have their guest speaker Julian Porter from Bexhill Museum, who will talk about the interesting archaeological finds made on the new Bexhill-Hastings Link Road route. For further information, please contact either Martin Wood, Chairman (892895) or Robin Goldsmith, Treasurer (892778).

HOOE OPEN GROUP: The next meeting of the Club will be on April 10, commencing at 2.30 p.m. at Hooe Village Hall when the speaker will be Elizabeth Downs giving a talk entitled “Assisted Dogs”. Visitors are more than welcome on payment of £2 and if you choose the become a full member the annual fee is currently £10, which includes two subsidised events. For further information, please contact Edna Wallis on 01424 842591 or e-mail:

CHRISTIAN VOICES: Christian Voices, the Musical Drama Group, will be performing their next play in April. It is called “Malachi” and is based on what happens when the prophet Malachi meets Christian people leading unchristian lives. The play was written by Alan Young and the songs composed by Dave Chamberlin. Christian Voices will be performing at Ninfield Methodist Church Hall, on Saturday, April 11 at 3.0 p.m.

As usual, the admission is free and all are very welcome to attend.

NINFIELD FLOWER GROUP: On Monday, April 13, in the Memorial Hall. They welcome Lynn Carter with her demonstration entitled “Floral Fantasia Colourtastic.”. Non members welcome at a cost of £4.00 to include refreshments. All floral arrangements demonstrated will be raffled at the end of the evening. Should you wish any further information regarding the group please telephone Jennifer on 01424 892878 or email

ARTHRITIS RESEARCH UK: On Wednesday April 15, the Arthritis Research UK are holding a coffee morning from 10.30 a.m. until 12 midday in the Reading Room, Church Lane, Ninfield. Non members, and New members will be most welcome. Contributions for Raffle, and for the Bring and Buy stall would be appreciated. Entry £1 includes coffee and biscuits! Registered Charity No. 207711, SC041156.

NINFIELD LOCAL HISTORY GROUP: On April 16 they will be holding their AGM, followed by Kevin Gordon speaking on the “Lost Village of Tidemills”. Kevin is a well liked speaker so they look forward to seeing him again.

MOBILE LIBRARY: The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages on April 17 at:

Hooe, opposite Denbigh Court, 10.40 a.m. - 11.10 a.m.

Ninfield, Downsview (off Church Lane), 11.20 a.m. - 11.45 p.m.

FIRST RESPONDERS: The Bexhill & District Community First Responders, who cover Bexhill, Ashburnham, Ninfield, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Hooe , Whydown & Normans Bay, will be meeting on Wednesday, May 6. This is at Bexhill Fire Station at 7.30 p.m., every first Wednesday in the month. If you are interested in finding out more please contact the Team Leader, Mike Dean on 07970024135.

NINFIELD PARISH COUNCIL: Ninfield Parish Council are holding their AGM and Annual Parish meeting on May 20, 7.15 p.m. at Ninfield Memorial Hall. Planning Committee meetings precede the full council meetings, starting at 7 p.m. All Ninfield residents are invited to attend. The agendas for all public Parish Council Meetings are posted on notice boards throughout the village and are also available on their website:

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: for Ninfield and Hooe (

St Mary’s Services (Church of England, Ninfield), all services 9.30 a.m. unless otherwise stated - April 5, Easter Day Eucharist, April 12, No Service, April 19, Family Service, April 26, 11 a.m. Combined Valedictory Service for Revd Simon Earl.

St Oswald’s Services (Church of England, Hooe) all services 11.15 a.m. unless otherwise stated - April 5, Easter Day Eucharist,

April 12, 10.30 a.m., Combined Parish Eucharist, April 19, Parish Eucharist, April 26, No Service.

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. April 5, 10.30 a.m., Easter Sunday with Deacon Jean Duckworth-Lloyd (see above), April 12, Easter series with Revd. Ian Pruden, April 19, Easter series with Revd. Ian Pruden, April 26, Easter series with Revd. Ian Pruden

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