GIVE UP: Politics, I still can’t work out if we’re doing a Jig, a Line Dance, or a full on Disco routine, it’s exhausting.
CARNIVAL: It’s only a week to the Ninfield Carnival; so here is a quick run-down of events coming up on July 15 and 16. Friday evening, main marquee, 7.30pm The Big Quiz Night followed by disco and dancing with the International Music and Light Show. Adults £2.50, children £1. Make up teams of up to eight on the night. Cash prizes, bar, barbecue. Saturday July 16, procession from midday, Arena events including dog show and dog agility, tractor pull, inflatable courses, fun fair rides, miniature train rides, children’s puppets and games. Crafts, tea tent, bar, barbecue, Ninfield’s Best Baker and Scouts Boot Fair. Saturday evening, dancing to the band The Blocks. Adults £5 children £3, 8pm til late.
CARNIVAL MEETING: Wednesday, 8.30pm at the Working Men’s Club (Tin Hut). The last one before it all starts on Thursday when the marquees go up. Theoretically everything should by now be under control and organised. But, if anyone can help by giving an hour either setting up on Friday morning, decorating the marquee on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning, putting gazebos up, tables out, generally being cheerful; and then on Sunday taking it all down, packing it all away, having a fantastic 11am breakfast and again generally being cheerful. If you can make a contribution for the tea tent on Saturday morning, you’d be very much appreciated. Come to the meeting at the Tin on Wednesday, we’d love to see you for a cheap drink and a chat and maybe you’ll have some fun creating this year’s Ninfield Carnival.
BOWLS CLUB: Here are the results to date from Carole at the bowls club. On June 30 our team played St Leonards and had to lend them two players as they were short. Ninfield won 69 to 46. On Sunday July 3 they played Cross in Hand and the score was Ninfield 62, Cross in Hand 88 and one of their team stood in for one of ours who was unable to make the match. On Saturday Ninfield played the mixed pairs semi-final, and the four members going through are Geoff Groves and Jackie Richards, Don Burton and our own Carole Lawrence (well done). Finals day is September 11 so these teams will play each other then. Good luck.
VILLAGE SOCIETY: Although a bit short on notice, Robin Goldsmith has asked for anyone who fancies doing a little bit of digging and planting, to arrive at the Rec, roadside, by the notice board, at 9.30am tomorrow, Saturday, where the new Commemorative Garden will be created with funds raised by the fun and frolics over the Queen’s 90th Birthday weekend. The Treasure Hunt, 90 pace Quiz, Scouts Games and donation from tips at the Afternoon Tea, plus a donation from the Methodist Hall’s Cream Teas and Cakes all totalled £100 which was all unexpected and absolutely brilliant, so again, a huge thank you to all who came to the events over the weekend, joined in and had fun and thereby have made another piece of history and another lovely Garden, for Ninfield. The Village Society are very kindly going to prepare and plant the garden with any willing volunteers, this Saturday morning. Please go and join them, they will be very pleased to see you.
HOOE GARDEN PARTY: A Garden Party fit for the Queen is to be held in the grounds of St Oswald’s Church, Hooe on Saturday July 16 from 11am to 4pm, with the village band playing at 2pm. There will be a barbecue on the go from 11am and a variety of sideshows, jig-saws, a raffle, tombola, preserves, plants, pony rides and bowling for a pig. If you would like to contribute to any of the stalls, please call Simon on 845087, Jack on 892576 or Gary 893007 and a heads up from the team. Tiaras may be worn, plus red, white and blue.
BONFIRE SOCIETY: The next meeting is on Wednesday July 20 at the Working Men’s Club, 8pm, and they will be discussing and finalising all details for the fantastic Music Festival, held in the grounds at Elm Cottage, Marlpits Lane. If you haven’t yet got your tickets and they’re going fast, please go to the Ninfield Stores or online for advance prices of adults £10, children £5 for both the Prom on the Friday July 29 and the Gig on Saturday July 30. There will be a bar, barbecue and other refreshments on site throughout the event, but you can also take your own picnic for the Prom as well as the obligatory candelabra. There will be fireworks on the Friday at 10pm .and all monies raised over the two events will go towards the big bonfire and firework night on October 22. The society are very aware that people rightly worry about their animals over firework events, so they have asked one of their members, Vicky Payne a fully qualified vet and animal behaviourist, to write a helpful guide with advice and preparation techniques. She will also be giving a talk at the Reading Room on September 6, 7.30pm free of charge so all dog, horse, cat and animal owners can come and find out the best way to help relieve any animal stress and worry. To find out any more information on all bonfire events please email email@example.com or call Carol Holland on 893326.
LOCAL HISTORY GROUP: Ninfield Local History Group will next meet on Thursday July 21 at the Methodist Hall, at 7.30pm, when Bee Frost will give a talk on the Windmill at Windmill Hill. As usual, the meeting will have light refreshments, and the Entry price is £3 for non-members, £1 for members.
METHODIST CHURCH: Sunday, 10.30am service of Praise and Communion with Revd Neville Barnett. Wednesday, 2.30pm Christian Women’s Fellowship, Butterflies and Bees, in the church hall. Light refreshments included. On Wednesday evening, 5pm to 7pm Messy Active Teens Pizza pParty.
NINFIELD PARISH CHURCH: Sunday, St Mary’s 9.30am Combined Parish Eucharist (no service in Hooe).
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