NEXT INSTALMENT: The diary entries are still flowing in, so more details coming up. The Rugby is back this weekend and, can’t wait for a relaxing evening with showbiz friends over dinner, what on earth am I going to cook?
COMMUNITY FILM: Today, Friday, Community Film Afternoon at the Memorial Hall. Doors open at 1.30pm with the film, Easter Parade, starting at 2pm. Entry is free. There will be refreshments available, lovely cakes, a raffle and the chance to catch up with friends and neighbours. All films shown are dementia friendly and have subtitles and hearing loop facility.
BURLESQUE: Today, Friday, Burlesque 7pm to 8.15pm in the Memorial Hall. Fabulous dancing to get fit and have fun.
JO’S JAMMAS: Today, Friday, 7.30pm to 9pm in the Methodist Hall. Wonderful choral singing to join in and harmonise.
COFFEE MORNING: Tomorrow, Saturday, Hooe Coffee Morning and Book Exchange, 10am to noon. A great chance to meet with your local Councillors and fundraisers to discuss the Village Hall Project. The plans for the new build will be on display and the architect on hand to answer any questions and also there will be the opportunity to browse the library, exchange a book and have a natter over a cuppa.
LITTER PICK: Tomorrow, Saturday, Ninfield Village Society Litter-Pick. Volunteers are invited to meet at Sparke Pavilion, on the recreation ground at 10am, where you will be issued with Hi Viz, a litter-picker, and sacks. There will be refreshments provided and everyone is welcome to attend, supervised children too. This initiative is slightly earlier than the National campaign, but our Village Society want to get as much winter rubbish up as possible before the spring grass cuts start. Thank you to them for taking the lead.
JUMBLE SALE: Tomorrow, Saturday, Ninfield Flower Group Jumble Sale in the Memorial Hall, with doors opening at 2pm. If you still have some items that you’d like to donate, please take them up first thing in the morning. Call Jennifer Collett on 01424 892878 for all information on meetings, events and shows, or email email@example.com
TALKING POINT: Tuesday, The NHS, 7pm to 8.30pm in the Methodist Hall, Church Lane.
MOTOR CLUB: Robertsbridge and District Motor Enthusiasts Club. On Tuesday the first meeting of this new club is to take place in the Ostrich Pub, directly opposite Robertsbridge Station at 8pm. All enthusiasts are welcome to attend, even if you don’t own a vintage or classic motor car.
CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION: Meet on Wednesday, 8.15pm for a prompt 8.30pm start in the Working Men’s Club, Bexhill Road. The next meeting of the committee and friends, where more ideas will be explored and decisions made on the summer event planned for July 12 and 13. There is always the need for more volunteers, more help on the day and more willing souls to take on tasks like raffle prize sourcing, sponsorship, auction, craft stalls liaison. So, please do come to the meeting, or contact me on the numbers/email on the column, and I’ll try and persuade you (not very gently) to join us.
VILLAGE MARKET: Ninfield Village Market, Saturday March 16, 9.30am to noon at the Memorial Hall. This market has a regular third Saturday slot and becomes more popular every time. Another full house of stalls has been booked with meats, pies, vegetables, cheese, bread, eggs, jams, cakes and juices all ready to stock your larder and fridge, plus the Pop-Up Cafe will be in situ for a refreshing cuppa to revive you while you browse and buy. Call Chris Hutchinson on 01424 893388 for more information or to book a stall.
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Ninfield Horticultural Society meet on Monday March 18, 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. The next meeting of the Horti Society will welcome Sarah Page who knows all about The History of the Sussex Trug. Do go along to enjoy this evening, there will be refreshments and a raffle. If you haven’t yet collected your schedule ready for the Annual Spring Show on Saturday March 23, there are copies in the Village Stores, and Rose will take some to the meeting. Regular and new members, plus visitors, are always welcome.
HOOE PARISH COUNCIL: Meet on Monday March 18 in Hooe Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm. Do go and meet the local government representatives and find out more about what is planned for Hooe in the coming months. There will be updates on the Hall Project, as well as any recent planning/highway decisions. Call Sally Durman, Clerk to the Council, on 893007 for more information.
NINFIELD BONFIRE SOCIETY: Wednesday March 20, 8pm in the Working Men’s Club, the next meeting of the society to discuss fundraising events and ongoing plans for the famous Fireworks Night in October. New members are always welcome, £10 per year, which allows the member to Process at the events. Call Chairman Pete Holland on 01424 892326 or see the website for more information.
LOCAL HISTORY: Ninfield Local History Group meet on Thursday March 21, 7.30pm in the Methodist Hall when the speaker, John Bishop, will be entertaining the meeting with his talk entitled A Farmer Moving South. Light refreshments will be available.
HOOE HISTORY GROUP: Meet on Thursday March 21, 7.30pm in the Village Hall, Hooe. Speaker, Geoff Hutchinson, will give a talk on Rudyard Kipling.
DIAMOND CELEBRATION: Some really lovely news. Local residents, Marjorie and Roger Sharp are due to celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on March 21 and have decided to invite the whole village and it’s friends, to join them. Venue, The Working Men’s Club from 2pm onward. The fabulous couple have been in Ninfield for many years. Roger came as a boy of 11, and Marjorie as a young bride of 20. If you can pop into the club to wish them both many congratulations, they would be thrilled to see you.
ANNUAL SPRING SHOW: Saturday March 23, in the Memorial Hall. Private judging in the morning, then visitors are welcome to join from 2.30pm when tea and cakes will be available while looking at all the wonderful exhibits. There are classes for everyone, so do think about entering this year (see the Horti item in the column above). But, either way, why not meet up with friends and have an enjoyable afternoon surrounded by wonderful flowers, plants, photos and cakes. Call Rose on 01424 892422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and advice for beginners’ entries.
CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, 10.30am Methodist Church Service of Worship and Praise with Gillian Lambourne.
PARISH CHURCHES: Sunday, 9.30am St Mary’s Church Ninfield, Joint Parish Eucharist with St Oswald’s. No service in Hooe.