Ninfield Village Voice

n The February meeting of the Hooe Open Group was held at the Hooe Village Hall on Friday 10, when a record number of members attended, including three new members, who were welcomed into the club by the organiser, Edna Wallis.

The speakers were two representatives from Tesco, Hazel Lingham and her colleague Dawn, who are the Community Champions for the company. They gave a very interesting account of the history of the company, from its humble beginnings in 1919 as a market stall run by Jack Cohen and his partner T. E. Stockwell. Next month the speaker will be Margaret Crisp who will tell of her experiences on travelling the World as a solo traveller. All are welcome to attend. Go along to Hooe Village Hall on the second Friday of each month at 2.30pm.

n Hooe Sports Football Club are playing Catsfield on February 18, kick off at 2pm at Catsfield. Next week, February 25, they play Bexhill AAC at home, kick off 2pm. For further information of the Hooe Sports Football Club please call 07872 312266. You can also track their progress on the website

n Hooe Parish Council’s next meeting will be held on Monday February 20 at 7.45pm in the village hall. Hooe residents are invited to attend.

n The Ninfield PCSO, Daryl Holter, will be a meet and greet on February 21, 9am outside the village Post Office. These are a great opportunity for residents to discuss any policing issues with Daryl or just to get to know you local PCSO.

n The PCC of St Oswold’s Hooe will be holding a Soup and Pancake Lunch at Hooe Village Hall on Tuesday February 1, 12pm - 2pm. All are welcome to attend this event. There will be a plate for donations towards the costs.

n The next Ninfield Local History Society meeting is on February 23 at 7.30pm in the Reading Room. For further information you can contact Rod via email on

n A number of people have expressed shy interest with Sami Guard on Burlesque dance classes. She is therefore doing a taster class on Friday February 24 at the Memorial Hall, 7.15-8.30pm £5 for the class. Ladies of any age who want to have a lot of fun, let their hair down and learn some burlesque dance moves that are easy to do and good exercise at the same time! For further information, please contact Sami on 893699 or email

n The next Diamond Jubilee meeting is Saturday February 25, 10am at the Bowls Club. All news letters should now be out and they hope people are keen to add any ideas or help to the agenda.

n The next game of Whist Drive is on February 29 at 7.30pm in the Committee Room of the Ninfield Memorial Hall. Cost is £3 which includes a cup of tea or coffee. Go and give it a try - call 892057 and speak to Beryl for more information.

n St Mary’s Ninfield, Lent Lunches 2012. Enjoy homemade soup, bread and cheese, tea and coffee and a chat with friends at the Reading Room, Wednesdays from noon-1.30pm on February 29 and March 7, 14, 21 and 28. Donations to a local charity, the church look forward to seeing you.

n Ninfield and Hooe Churches invite you to the Women’s World Day of Prayer service on Friday March 2, 2.30pm at St Mary’s Church.

n Ninfield Flower Group’s next meeting is on Monday March 5 commencing at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. They will welcome Elsie Chaplin with her demonstration entitled Nature’s Treasure. Should you require any further information regarding the club please contact Susan on email:

n Ninfield Village Society are holding their AGM on Tuesday March 13 at 7pm in the Methodist Hall. The meeting is open to all and we are looking to attract new members who have an interest in maintaining the amenities of our village. For information, please contact either Martin Wood, chairman (892895) or Robin Goldsmith, treasurer (892778).

n Church Services for Ninfield and Hooe ( St Mary’s Services (Church of England, Ninfield): Sundays – 9.30am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on first Sunday of the month). 1st Sunday of the month - 6pm Book of Common Prayer Communion. Wednesdays – 10am Holy Communion.

n St Oswald’s Services (Church of England, Hooe), at Hooe Village Hall: Sundays – 11.15am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on first Sunday of the month).

n Ninfield Methodist Church - all services at 2.30pm (unless otherwise indicated): February 19, Worship and Praise with Mr David Hanson. February 26, Worship and Praise with Revd Ian Wales

n 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