Ninfield and Hooe

HOOE OPEN GROUP: Hooe Open Group ladies club met on Friday, June 12, for their annual Cream Tea. The event was very well supported, with almost a full attendance. The Club now has a membership of well over 40, with new members joining almost at every meeting. The Cream Tea was a very traditional affair with fruit scones and a selection of homemade sponge cakes to choose from, all served on bone china plates and bone china cups and saucers. Creating an English Tea Shop atmosphere. The entertainment before the tea was a table quiz, compiled by Edna Wallis, comprising both easy and difficult general questions, in the event of a draw, estimating the contents of a sweet jar was the deciding factor. All in, all a great time was had by one and all. Next month the presenter will be Jonathan Lindsey who has been in the theatre for many years, his talk is entitled Magical Thinking which should prove most entertaining. If you are interested in joining a very friendly group of like minded ladies, why not come to Hooe Village Hall at 2.30pm on the afternoon of Friday, July 10, you will be made very welcome. For further information contact Edna Wallis on 01424 842591 or e-mail

NINFILED BOWELS: With the fairing weather, the Ninfield Bowls Club have also been faring better with their games. On Wednesday June 10, they narrowly lost to Polegrove 62-64 in a home match. At home again on Saturday, June 13, Ninfield beat Herstmonceux 61-58. Their final game of the week against Bexhill on Sunday, June 14, saw them lose 84-91. I am told that many cups of tea and quite a few biscuits have been consumed this week to keep the club on their toes. Today, Friday, they have their Ladies Invitation, which Vic Lawrence (club Captain) started last year, with 10 clubs entering this year. Afternoon tea will be served and trophies will be awarded to the winning club and runner up.

NINFIELD PARISH COUNCIL: The next meeting of Ninfield Parish Council will be held on July 2, 7.15pm at Ninfield Methodist Hall. All residents are welcome to attend.

STREET MARKET: Tomorrow, Saturday, sees something different in the village. Centred from the Blacksmith’s there will be a street market with various interesting food and other stalls from 6.30pm to 11pm, based on the unique French Night Markets. This event is supported by Blacksmiths Inn and Ninfield Bonfire Society. You are invited to choose your supper from a tantalising array of dishes which will include paella, streaks, burgers, cheeses and many more. An evening of fun for all the family to include a children’s entertainer early in the evening ,live music, a diverse mix of stalls of gifts, crafts, sweets and wood craft. There will be a children’s entertainer from 6.45pm as well as a face painter, from 8pm a band will play to entertain all, so go along, eat, chat to friends, dance to the music, enjoy a sociable night out.

FATHER’S DAY BREAKFAST: A Father’s Day Breakfast, in aid of Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice, is being held on June 21, 9am to 11am at Little Acre, Church path, Ninfield. Coffee and croissants for £1.50 (a 30 percent discount if you are a father). Carole and Pete Ballard welcome all, with a father or with a memory of a father.

MESSY CHURCH: The next Messy Church at Ninfield Methodist will be on Wednesday, straight after school from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. The theme this month will be Sharing The Story and will include lots of creative activities, a short celebration and meal for children and parents together. They look forward to seeing friends & families for this good time together. (Children ages 4 to 11yrs).

JUMBLE SALE: 1st Ninfield Scout Group are holding a Jumble Sale on Saturday, June 27, 2pm at Ninfield Memorial Hall. Jumble can be delivered to the hall on Friday, June 26, after 7pm or Saturday, June 27, after 8.30am. Alternatively, jumble can be collected the week before by calling Dick on 07970559226 or Rosemary on 01424 892681. All are welcome on the day to search out bargains, indulge in the raffle and enjoy refreshments. Entry is 50p per person.

NINFIELD’S GOT TALENT: NGT is back by popular demand on July 4, in Ninfield Memorial Hall. Entries for this year’s evening of entertainment should made to Sami Guard on 893669 or email: by June 22.

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, St Mary’s Ninfield, 9.30am Family Service. St Oswald’s Hooe, 11.15am Parish Eucharist. Ninfield Methodst Church, 2.30pm Holy Communion with Rev Ian Pruden. June 24, 3.30pm to 5.30pm, Messy Church.

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