Ninfield and Hooe

NINFIELD BOWLS: A catch up on the highs and lows of Ninfield Bowls club: July 28, Ninfield 67 Clive Vale 74, July 29, Ninfield 63 Hawkhurst 77 (league game); July 30, Ninfield 79 Hailsham 71;; August 1, Ninfield 56 Ringmer 71 and finally August 2, Ninfield 133 - yes 133 - Herstmonceux 38. July 25 saw the club hold a fund day with two teams Roundheads and Cavaliers. Cavaliers always seem to win regardless of the members playing (so I am told). Afterwards they had a much deserved barbecue.

U18s FOOTBALL: The Ninfield U18s Football team are back in training on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6.30pm to 8pm at Ninfield Recreation Ground. If you are interested in joining, just turn up. They also have some pre-season friendlies where the team would love your support. Sunday, against Westfield U18s (away) 10.30am kick off; Sunday August 16 against Sedlescombe Rangers U18s (away) 10am kick off; Sunday, August 23 against Hampden Park U18s (away) 12.30pm kick off; Thursday, August 27 against Westfield XI (home) 7pm kick off; and finally Sunday, August 30 against Little Common U18s (home) 11am kick off.

HOOE OPEN GROUP: The group next meet on August 14, which will not be held at Hooe Village Hall but instead at Tesco, Ravenside, gathering at the Customer Service Counter for a conducted tour of the store, including tea. This event is with the complements of Tesco. If you would like details of future club activities, please contact Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: The horticultural society are holding their Summer Show on August 15, 2.30pm at Ninfield Memorial Hall. As well as their usual wide variety of classes, they have some new ones which will hopefully attract some new entrants with smaller gardens. They also have a Parish Produce Award for a collection for produce from entrants only in Ninfield and Hooe. Visitors can enjoy tea and homemade cake while they view the exhibits. Schedules are available from the Village Stores.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: The Ninfield Flower Group’s Flower Festival, On the Box, is August 29 to 31, 10.30am to 5pm at Ninfield Memorial Hall. All money raised this year is in aid of the Medical Detection Dogs, Bexhill Dementia Alliance and the Dragonflies project Hastings, with a donation to the Memorial Hall. Entry £2 per person. Refreshments, plants, raffle, crafts and other stalls. Do go and enjoy the beautiful arrangements.

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, St Mary’s Church, Ninfield, no service. St Oswald’s Hooe, 11.15am Combined Parish Eucharist. Ninfield Methodist Church, 2.30pm Worship and Praise with Revd. Ian Pruden.

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