Proud to be representing the people of Ninfield and Hooe with Wartling 

Bringing you News from the  Parish, the District and Beyond


Councillor Mrs Pam Doodes 

Catslide Hooe Battle TN 33 9ET                                 01424 892329


 East Sussex County Council has set out to install superfast broadband across the county. However, to secure a supplier we need homes and businesses to register their interest in having faster, more reliable broadband.

Your registration will provide clear evidence that there is a high demand for faster, more reliable broadband across East Sussex, making it a more attractive proposition for telecoms companies to install the infrastructure.

Registering your support does not mean you will have to subscribe to the service when it’s launched, but saying “Yes to superfast broadband” will directly help everyone in East Sussex to receive faster, more reliable broadband.

For details and a link to the GOe-sussex website click HERE


Beware wrong sort of flower power

It's pretty but pretty dangerous too.   Ragwort is an attractive but potentially deadly weed posing a threat to humans, horses, livestock and wild animals.

Ninfield Hooe and Wartling Parish Councils all support me and have joined in the task of telling people about the dangers of this weed.


For the Farmers Guardian warning see HERE

For the British Horse Society warning see HERE

For the Horse Trust warning see HERE.

For the DEFRA advice see HERE.


Heavy Vehicles using the road through

Russells Green 

ESCC is well aware of our concerns about speeding traffic and the use of the road through Russells Green by oversized heavy good vehicles

If you have photographs or reports of accidents or near misses please let me know as the more information I can pass on the stronger our case


East Sussex County Council

Contact Numbers

The switchboard number is 0345 60 80 190

 Adult Social Care: 0345 60 80 191

Children's Services: 0345 60 80 192

Highways and Rights of Way: 0345 60 80 193

Local 'bus enquiries: 0345 60 80 194

Library Renewals: 0345 60 80 195

Library Enquiries: 0345 60 80 196

Trading Standards: 0345 60 80 197

Other enquiries: 0345 60 80 190

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Pam Doodes and while she endeavours to keep the information up to date and correct, she makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will she be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Pam Doodes who has no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Pam Doodes takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond her control.

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Sheffield Park, Autumn 2015 

How lucky we are to live in this part of the country .

Recycling In Wealden: The Video 

 Wealden and the other Joint Waste Partnership authorities have commissioned a video which shows what happens to the waste materials after they have been collected from the kerbside in  Wealden.


So far this year the CWF have raised over £2,500 for the Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice and here I am presenting a cheque to their fund raiser. 

For more detail and a video of the inspirational work of Chestnut Tree House, please see the Ninfield Page.

Emergency Plans 

Emergency Plans, one for Ninfield and another for Hooe are in the process of being finalised. 

The plans are designed to provide guidance for us all as the first response to an emergency until such time as the Emergency Services are able to take control

We are looking for local people to offer their skills and talents in the following areas:

Medical - Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, First Aiders

Drivers ( with their own vehicles) - 4 wheel drivers, Tractor drivers, Snow Plough, Fork Lift drivers 

Specialists - Fencing, Animal Welfare, 

Owners of - Pumps, Generators etc

Volunteers - to help serve refreshments, general volunteering

If you would like to volunteer or need further information please 'phone

Pam 01424 892329

Remember: Emergencies are infrequent, but it is good to be prepared


Urgent Warning to Local Residents

Please take note and pass this warning on to any vulnerable people you know

Sussex Police have issued an urgent warning to local residents, especially the elderly not to be taken in by a current wave of crime in which phone callers posing as Police Officers or Bank Staff ask for bank or card details.

The fraudsters call the intended victim claiming to be from either the police or bank. They then say that their card details have been fraudulently used and they need to act urgently to protect themselves. The caller suggests they hang up and ring the police back. But the caller stays on line and pretends to be the police or bank and tells the victim to key in or read out their pin number. They then send a taxi or courier to collect the bank card. With this and the pin they have access to your account 

If you have any information contact Sussex Police via the 101 number quoting Operation Edisto


Do you have a problem with potholes?

You can report it directly to                   East Sussex County Council on their 'Fix My Street' webpage.   

You can log onto it HERE. 

 Free TV Licence for those reaching 75th year

Anyone aged 75 or over is entitled to a free TV licence for their main address.  In addition if you live with someone aged over 75, their free licence will cover all the equipment in the proprerty.

It is quick and easy to apply at  

or by calling 0300 790 6073




         A message for road users from          Sussex Safer Roads

Every road user shares the responsibility of safety on the roads of Sussex; whether they are a pedestrian, cyclist, horse rider, motorcyclist or driver. Around 350 people a year are killed in accidents because they did not wear a seat belt. Embrace Life, always wear a seat belt.


 New  Free Police Website

 Sussex Police's ambition to make Sussex a 'no go' area for burglars. When officers respond to reports of burglary, they often cannot get enough detailed information about the items which have been stolen. 

Better information not only helps to get a better picture of where burglaries may be part of a series, it also greatly increases the chances of us being able to reunite stolen property with its rightful owner. is a free website (details above) where you can register the details of your property, and not just mobiles and electrical items with serial numbers; you can register absolutely anything for free using a photo and description.

Weather for Hooe, Ninfield & Wartling

    Click HERE to find out what to expect in          our area during the next 7 days

Could YOU get involved?

The Bexhill & District 

Community First Responders

who cover Bexhill, Ashburnham, Ninfield, Catsfield, Crowhurst, Hooe, Whydown and Normans Bay

will be meeting every first Wednesday of the month.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact the Team Leader Mike Dean on 079700024135 

Have you or are you experiencing Electrical Power Problems?

The UK Power Network  HERE have details where you can report any concerns and how you can receive text updates by mobile phone if you are cut off.

 Lunch Clubs in 

Bexhill and Battle

Why not arrange to meet your friends for lunch?

At Bexhill on Tuesdays the venue is Ardath Residential Care Home 01424 210538

At Battle on Wednesdays the venue is Saxonwood Residential Care Home 01424 774336

2 Courses for £5.00

Come as often as you like

Book no later than the day before

Lunch served around 12.30 pm

Click here for the website

Please be aware

Allotment huts have been broken into locally and expensive gardening equipment has been stolen.

We are asked to make sure our garden sheds and huts are secured

Land Rovers have been targeted by thieves in our area and beyond. If you see or hear anything that causes you concern regarding these vehicles, please contact the police.

A message from PCSO Daryl Holter

Keep your home and business secure 

Thieves are targeting domestic and commercial  heating oil tanks, sheds, barns and garages. Please make sure that these facilities are locked and secured and that keys, including car keys, are kept out of sight and reach.

Daryl  can be contacted on 07788 900 849

He says

"The best defence against burglary is prevention"



National Health Service

I came across the NHS website and thought it really easy to use and informative.

You can link to it HERE.


Trace Stolen Horses

A website is now on line for people who want to trace stolen horses

For details please see HERE. 

Free Bus Travel 

Eligible older or disabled people are entitled to free off-peak travel on local buses throughout England. You will need a bus pass, which must be shown to the bus driver on each journey.

You can apply for one at your local library or at your local council offices. For more details see HERE.

Battle Area Community Transport

Looking for a Pick-me-up?

For information about routes that include

Ninfield and Hooe

please phone: 01424 772001


or access their website HERE 


Battle Area Community Transport (BACT) is a charity serving the local transport needs of people living in rural Rother and the surrounding area.   BACT which was formed in 1999, received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2008 as one of the UK's 'unsung heroes'.