Ninfield & Hoow village voice

Ninfield Bonfire Society’s ‘Nin Field Gig’ is tomorrow, 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).

Ninfield Bowls Club have had some ups and downs over the last few weeks with the weather not helping their cause. Their match at home on July 11 against Sidley Martlets was cancelled. They then played Staplecross on July 14 with the game having to be abandoned after 11 ends! July 15 saw their home match against Hawkhurst having to be cancelled due to a water logged pitch (we can hardly believe that just a couple of weeks ago the weather was so different!). However last weekend saw better weather and they managed to get some matches in: July 18 they played Gullivers, July 21 they lost against Northiam 57-93 (a drastic defeat - obviously the good weather put them off!) and on July 22 they narrowly lost to Beckley 64-66.

Football training - linked to the Youth Forum, a group of young lads (and hopefully a few girls) from the village are starting football training on Thursday night, 6-7pm. They have one coach, but could do with more help. If you have a background in coaching or just an interest in football and would be willing to donate an hour a week to help out, please call Kaye Crittell 01424 892883 for more information.

Ninfield Neighbourhood Watch are looking for volunteers to help man SID, the Speed Indicating Device to help curb speeding through our village. If you would like to help please contact Rod Ffoulkes on 893635.

CreativeBexhill Community Interest Company -a not for profit social enterprise with aims of improving wellbeing in Bexhill and Rother - are providing two activities for the next 2 Tuesday’s at Ninfield Memorial Hall, July 31 and August 7. Each day will start with ‘Feel Better With A Book’ - a good read aloud of popular texts from 1.30 to 2.30pm. There is a suggested donation of £2 for this activity. There will then follow at 3pm Gentle Yoga for an hour. The Yoga has a suggested donation of £3. This will then continue on July 31 and August 7.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages on August 4 and 18:

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 Methodist Church are holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday August 4, 10.30am - 12 noon. There will also be a bring and buy stall. This is in memory of Mr. Ron Wells who was our village baker for many years. Proceeds raised will be shared between St Michael’s Hospice and The Stroke Association. You can then go along to........

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.

Daryl Holter, our local PCSO is holding a meet and greet on August 8, 9am at Ninfield Village Stores. This is a great opportunity for you to discuss any policing issues that you may have with Daryl.

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!

Hooe Open Group next meet on August 10, 2.30pm at the Bexhill Museum in Egerton Road, Bexhill. The museum will lay on a special presentation of their exceptional costume collection, consisting of both over and undergarments, ranging over a period of some 300 years. After this fascinating and knowledgeable presentation the members will walk to the De La Warr Pavilion, for a cream tea, taken in a reserved section of the first floor lounge. The cost will be just £5. As always this will be a most memorable event so why not invite a friend? For further details contact Edna Wallis on Tel. 01424 842591.

Ninfield Working Mens Club are holding an afternoon strawberry tea on August 14, 2-4pm at NWC. This is in aid of their chosen charity - the young Carers Charity. All are welcome.

Ninfield Horticultural Society’s Summer show is on August 18 in the Memorial Hall at 2.30pm. They invite you to submit your entries for the show (there are classes for young and old alike!). Entry forms can be obtained from Rose, Ivan, Robin or Linda, to be submitted by August 15. There will also be refreshments and a tombola! All are welcome.

Hooe Parish Council are meeting on August 20, 7.45pm in the Village Hall. All Hooe residents are invited to attend.

Daryl Holter, our local PCSO is holding a meet and greet on August 23, 6pm at the Red Lion Public House car park. This is a great opportunity for you to discuss any policing issues that you may have with Daryl.

3 members of Ninfield Flower Group - Christine, Jennifer and Hazel, have been invited to do three floral arrangements for Southwark Cathedral’s Flower Festival which runs 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.

Ninfield Arts & Crafts in 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):

July 29, Worship 7 Praise with Revd. Derek Brice.

August 5, Worship & Praise with Mrs. Topsy Brice

August 12, Worship & Praise with Mr. J. Torn

August 19, Holy Communion with Revd. Ian Wales

August 26, Worship & Praise 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