Ninfield & Hooe village voice

On August 15 a report was received by our local policing team that a tractor had some damage done to it in the Church Lane area of Ninfield.

If you saw anything suspicious or know any information please contact Sussex Police by dialing 101, ext 65261, quoting ref serial 1592 15/08/12. Other than this there are no other reported crimes in our villages.

Ninfield Horticultural Society: Last Saturday’s Summer Show was a real success. The committee would like to thank everyone who entered. It was great to see so many people from the village and local area enjoying the exhibits and teas in the hot afternoon.

Ninfield Bowls Club have been enjoying the good weather this last week. They played Sidley Martlets on August 15 loosing 46-86. Saturday August 18 they played Ringmer drawing the match at 66-66 a piece. August 19 saw them play Guestling winning 70-54.

3 members of Ninfield Flower Group - Christine, Jennifer and Hazel, have been invited to do three floral arrangements for Southwark Cathedral’s Flower Festival this weekend, August 23- 26. The Cathedral is a short walk from London Bridge station for anyone wishing to go and have a look at our local talent’s work in the splendor of London.

Hooe Sports Football Club are still on the look out for new Players for the 2012-13 season as they look to strengthen their squad in preparation for their return to the East Sussex Football League Premier Division. As well as players, they are also looking for sponsors, no matter how small, who would like to support their local football team in any way that they can. Please contact Luke Pont on 07872 312266 or, or visit the team’s website at The club are having a friendly against Little Chelsea on Saturday August 25 at Hooe Recreation Ground, kick off at 2pm. This is a great chance to support the local team or make your enquiries for joining or sponsoring.

Join Little Stars School of Dance for a new term. Dance and movement with Melody Bear, and now Milligan Bear too, for boys and girls aged 2 - 4 years. Tap and modern for 3 - 4 years and a NEW Reception aged ballet class. All on a Monday in the Reading Room, Ninfield. FIRST CLASS FREE OF CHARGE, then £3.50 per class. Tel Kirsty on 07582 269 164, email or visit

St Mary’s church (Ninfield) are holding a Social Evening Friday on August 31 in the Reading Room (Church lane). This will be a ‘not the Jubilee or Olympics Quiz Evening’ with a fish and chip supper. Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7pm start, food at 8pm. refreshments of tea and coffee will be available or if you prefer, you are welcome to take your own beer or wine. Tickets are £5.50 available from Nikki 01424 893867 and at Church on Sundays. All are welcome to go along and have some food and fun with friends!

The Carnival Committee are holding their annual pram race on Sunday September 2. It will be held on the Recreation Ground, 11.30am-2pm. There will be a BBQ, bar and refreshments will be available. As usual there will be races for the following categories: junior, senior, adult and mixed. If you are all fired up after the Olympics and think you can beat the great Usain Bolt, then you can test your speed in races against SID. Fancy dress is invited with prizes for entries. Hopefully, there will be more entires this year (maybe you could go as your favourite Olympian of 2012?)! Celebrate the end of the summer holidays in style with lots of racing fun! For further information or how to enter, please contact Lorna on 893644.

Ninfield Flower Group are next meeting on Monday September 3 in the Memorial Hall commencing 7.30pm for a demonstration by Pat McDonald entitled “A Walk in the Park”. Non members welcome a entrance charge of £3.00 includes refreshments all flower arrangements raffled at the end of the evening.

Hooe Open Group will be meeting again at Hooe Village Hall on Friday September 14 at 2.30pm. There will be a wide selection of top quality, designer ladies clothing on sale, taken from the wide ranging display by “A Touch of Class” who specialise in nearly new garments and shoes. If you want to look stunning at a fraction of the cost you would otherwise pay, come to Hooe Open Group in September and kit yourself out ready for the party season. Non members are welcome to come along at the nominal cost of £2, which includes tea & biscuits. If you choose to become a member the cost is £10, which includes your visitor’s fee. For any further details telephone Edna Wallis on Tel. No. 01424 842591.

Ninfield Local History Group are meeting on Thursday September 20. There will be a talk by John Cheshire entitled ‘What the Census Tells Us’. On Thursday October 18 a guest from Bexhill Museum will be talking about The Brassey Family. Everyone is welcome to the meetings. There is a charge of £1 for members and £2 for non-members to help cover the cost of refreshments and guest speakers. Annual membership costs £10. For more information please contact: Acting Chairman: Rod Ffoulkes: / Tel: 893635.

Ninfield Arts & Crafts is back on November 24 - if you live in Ninfield and would be interested in exhibiting, please contact Kaye Crittell 01424 892883. This year, they hope to have a section dedicated to those that may want to ‘test the waters’, but only have one or two items to exhibit. They are interested in everyone, so please don’t be shy!

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):

August 26, Worship & Praise with Revd. Ian Wales

September 2, Worship & Praise with Revd. Michael Ward

September 9, Worship & Praise with Mr. David Hanson

September 16, Holy Communion with Revd. Ian Wales

September 23, Worship & Praise with Revd. Peggy Heim

September 30, Back to Church Sunday 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