Ninfield & Hooe village voice

The latest results from Ninfield Bowls Club are as follows: June 27 they played a league match against Hollington winning 73-50, June 28 they lost to Pett 61-70, won against Cross-in-Hand on July 2 67-56 and won again on July 2 against Hastings 77-41.

A team of 4 members visited Fairlight on July 1 for their invitation match. Although the members did not win, they had a very enjoyable day.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, July 7 & 21:

Hooe, opposite Denbigh Court, 1.50pm - 2.35pm.

Ninfield, Millfield (off Manchester Road), 2.50pm - 3.25pm.

Ninfield, Downsview (off Church Lane), 3.40pm - 4.05pm.

Ninfield’s Got Talent is back on Friday July 13 evening in the Marquee on the recreation ground. A dress rehearsal of all those taking part is on July 6 at the Memorial Hall, 6.30-7.30pm. All entrants are requested that they take along with them all props required and any CD’s that you wish to perform to so that they can be put onto computer for the actual evening. If performing to the nation isn’t enough of an incentive to have a go (The nation of Ninfield that is), then maybe the prizes will get your attention: 1st £100, 2nd £50 and 3rd £25. For more information on how to get involved, please email Sam Guard: or call 893699.

St Oswald’s Church, Hooe are holding a “Garden Party” on July 14 at 2.00pm through to 4.30pm. Featuring Hooe Silver Band. Stalls :- Cakes, Plants, Raffle, Teddy Bears Picnic and Childrens Activities. Ample Parking. Further information from the Churchwardens Jack Rist 892576 or Simon Pattisson 845087.

Ninfield Carnival will be held on July 14 with an Olympic theme. The Carnival are holding a special extra raffle to select someone to lead the procession with the Ninfield torch. This person will then light the Olympic Flame (beacon) on the rec during the opening ceremony at approximately 1.30pm. These raffle tickets are available from Ninfield Village Stores at a cost of 50p each. The winner will be drawn during Ninfield’s Got Talent on Friday July 13. There is a rota in the post office for people to offer 1 hour of their time during carnival day. It would be brilliant if people could give up a little bit to their time to help with the tea tent, raffle tent or on the tombola. If you would be willing to help, please add your details on the rota (any queries, please ring Lorna 893644.) The deadline for entries for Nifnield’s Got Talent is Friday July 6. There will be a dress rehearsal in Ninfield Memorial Hall from 6.30pm. No entries will be accepted after this date. Please get your thinking caps on - we look forward to seeing you all in the procession!!

Hooe Parish Council are meeting on July 16 at Hooe Village Hall, 7.45pm. All Hooe residents are welcome to attend.

Ninfield Local History Group be meeting on July 19, with a talk on ‘Faces and Memories’ with Jim and Brian, there is no meeting in August and on September 20, ‘What the Census Tells Us’. Everyone is welcome to the meetings. There is a charge of £1 for members and £2 for non-menbers to help cover the cost of refreshments and guest speakers. Annual membership costs £10. For more information please contact: Acting Chairman: Rod Ffoulkes via email: or Tel: 893635.

Ninfield Bonfire Society’s ‘Ninfield Gig’ is back, July 28 at Elm Cottage, Marlpits Lane. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Ninfield Stores at the following prices: Adults £10 each, Children £5 each, Family (2 adults, 3 children) £25. Children 5 and under go free. Ticket prices at the gate are: Adults £12, children £6 (no family tickets).

The Arthritis Research Summer Garden Lunch is being held on Saturday August 4 at Elm Cottage, Marlpit Lane, 12.30pm. This is by kind invitation of Pete and Carol. All Welcome by booking with Ann. 892593. Tickets £7.50 each.

The Christian Women’s Fellowship are raising money for Chestnut Tree House Childrens Hospice by holding a coffee morning and/or mini lunch on August 8. This will be held at Little Acre, Church Path, Ninfield, 10.30am - 2pm. There will be a bring and buy, raffle and plants for sale. All contributions would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and don’t forget to take a friend!

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):

Sundays - 9.30am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month)

1st Sunday of the month - 6pm Book of Common Prayer Communion

Wednesdays - 10.00am Holy Communion

St Oswald’s Services (Church of England, Hooe):

Sundays - 11.15am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month)

Ninfield Methodist Church - all services at 2.30pm (unless otherwise indicated):

July 1, Worship and Praise with Mr. David Hanson

July 8, Worship and Praise with Revd. David Freeland

July 15, Worship and Praise with Mr. Owen Birch

July 22, Worship, Praise and Holy Communion with Revd. Ian Wales

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

Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close, Ninfield