Ninfield & Hooe news
Ninfield & Hooe news

Terrific Tractor Trundling!: Perfect weather and perfect local Sussex scenery; added to good friends on board, and met at various locations, plus a picnic with fizzy plonk = the recipe for a superb Sunday! Much hilarity throughout of course, well, you wouldn’t expect otherwise really, with a collection of some 80 or more assorted Tractors, with trailers and passengers, gathering in Ashburnham, then processing (trundling) for a couple of hours through the adjacent country lanes, much to the amusement of many dog walkers, the benign pride of local residents hanging over garden gates (waving and commenting accordingly!).. and the obvious, absolute horror on the faces of drivers using the lanes as cut-thru’s, or just mistiming the event! The ‘Sense of Humour Failure’ Award could have been given three times, which isn’t bad I suppose! Basically, the best of English Eccentricity was on display and it was Absolutely Fabulous! Hussah! So,’Tis the month for Ninfield Bonfire/Fireworks and The Halloween Ball, two exciting events and all publicity, flyers and posters are now up for viewing and gathering information. Tickets for the Ball are on sale from me, or in the Lower Street Stores...Book Early!...and now..

Christian Voices: This Saturday, 8th October, 3pm at the Methodist Church Hall, the Drama group, Christian Voices will be performing their latest work, ‘The Miraculous Birth’; written by Alan Young and with music by Dave Chamberlain. The Play is based on the events leading up to the birth of John the Baptist, and will be performed as part of the Methodist Church’s weekend of Harvest Events. Admission to the show is free and there will be light refreshments available too. Make sure you get your seat early!

Ninfield Action Group: The next meeting of NAG will be on Monday 10th October at 7.30pm in the Reading Room, Church Lane. Chairman, Paul Coleshill, will be very pleased to see as many residents as possible, as he will be updating everyone on the most recent meetings that have taken place between Ninfield and Wealden District Council, in regard to the new Housing Allocation documents being prepared for their last circulation, before adoption by WDC. If you were unable to make the Parish Council meeting this week, the NAG meeting will also have NPC representatives there. If you would like any further details, please look at the NAG Facebook page or website, or call Paul on 893138.

Coffee Morning: With Raffle and Bits&Bobs Sale- this Wednesday 12th October, 10 - 12 , in the Methodist Hall, Church Lane. Entry is £1 only, which will include tea/coffee and biscuits. This event is being hosted by Jennifer and Pat of the Memorial Hall Committee, who are raising awareness and much needed funds for the forthcoming refurbishment of the Kitchen and Toilets in the Memorial Hall. The projects in the hall have been ongoing for a couple of years, and so much has been achieved already with the floor and walls now being completely renewed and damp-proofed, and the Stage upgraded, with a Screen for films added. Now the venue must be brought up to date with toilet facilities for the disabled, and a 21st century kitchen, so please do go and have a cuppa and a natter with friends, and help the lovely Hall along with it’s Next Phase Refurb!

Christian Women’s Fellowship: (Inc. Golden Circle) meet on Wednesday 12th, in the same Methodist Hall, but after lunch at 2.30pm! The group had a fascinating speaker at September’s meeting, Roy Calthorpe, who spoke on Battle Museum and events leading up to the clash between the English and Normandy Armies. Many thanks go to him, as he contended with a heatwave afternoon and was unable to wear the heavy chain mail tunic!! The speaker for the forthcoming meeting will be Dr Sandra Voss who will be presenting a talk entitled ‘The Science Centre Then and Now’. Everyone is welcome to attend, refreshments are available!

Ninfield Carnival Association: AGM Wednesday 12th, 8.30pm in the Working Men’s Club. Food, Fun and a Fang-tastic event to discuss! Everyone Welcome! Call the numbers below for more information!

Hooe Open Group: Friday 14th October, 2.30pm at Hooe Village Hall. The group of lively Ladies welcome all new members to join them for tea, cakes and a raffle, and the pleasure of some fun and laughter! For further information on all Club activities, please call Edna Wallis on 842591.

Hooe Quiz Night: Friday 14th October, £5 per person to include a Ploughman’s Supper, and teams of up to 6 please! Call Tony on 01424 210201 to book your places, and if possible please take a raffle prize too! All funds raised go to the Roof Restoration of St Oswald’s Church, Hooe.

Hooe Parish Morning: Saturday 15th October 10am - 12.30pm- in Hooe Village Hall. This event is being hosted by the Parish Council of Hooe and is designed to give out up to date information on a variety of topics. There will be presentations from the Powdermill Trust, the NHS Public Engagement Program, Neighbourhood Watch, a SCAMs information session, Defibrillator training and much more. Refreshments will be available and everyone is very welcome.

Ninfield Flower Group: Will be holding a Jumble Sale at the Memorial Hall on Saturday 15th October, doors open at 2pm and entrance is 50p. There will be loads of bargains, and anyone who is unable to attend, but would like to donate items for the sale, please call Jennifer Collett on 892878.

Ninfield Horticultural Society: Many thanks to Rose for the following two entries! Firstly, On Monday 17th October, 7.30pm, Ninfield Memorial Hall, The Horti Society get their new season underway with the AGM, followed by popular, local speaker Kim Parks. This will be the time to pay your annual subscriptions so you can enjoy the exciting programme that is planned over the coming year!

Thanks from Potmans Lane!: and Secondly, via Rose.. The Testers would like to thank everyone who came to their Potmans Lane garden to support their Macmillan Coffee Morning. An amazing £311 was raised and sent to the charity...well done all!!

Church Services: Methodist Church Sunday 9th October- 10.30am, the Methodist Church welcomes the Ninfield Scouts and the Messy Church families, plus all friends, to Harvest Praise led by Minister, the Revd Tricia Williams. The Scouts and all young people will take part in the celebrations, and any gifts collected will be shared between the Village and Bexhill Foodbank. Everyone is welcome!

Parish Church - St Oswald’s Church Hooe at 11.15am on Sunday 9th October - there will be a Combined Parish Eucharist.

Defibrillators: Are available to use in an emergency, and can be found on the front walls of the Kings Arms and Red Lion PH’s in Ninfield and Hooe.

Keep in Touch: As you can see... it’s getting busy, so please get any entries in as soon as possible! Call 893699, 07970650321, email or Tweet @guard_jane; Thanks!

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