Ninfield News and Views

 Ninfield Parish Council meet next on 18th May - the Annual Parish Meeting  

Ninfield's  publicly accessible Defibrillator is situated on the wall of The Kings Arms PH - spread the word!

Contact the Parish Council:

Clerk:  Jackie Scarff  07725 843505          

Chairman:  Kaye Crittell 01424 892883

Vice Chairman:  Sam Guard 01424 893699        

Councillors:  Paul Beddows               

John Cheshire: 01424 892248

Pam Doodes: 01424 892329  

Pete Holland:  01424 893926           

Future events in Ninfield

18th April: Older and Active meet in The Methodist Hall at 9.45 for 10.00 am

9th May: Older and Active meet in The Methodist Hall at 9.45 for 10.00 am

11th May: CWF meet in The Methodist Hall at 2.30 pm

16th May: Older and Active meet in The Methodist Hall at 9.45 for 10.00 am

18th May: Annual Parish Council meeting

On the last Wednesday in the Month: Whist Drives in the Committee Room in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. Cost £3.00 which included tea or coffee. Further information from Beryl 01424 892057


Regular Weekly Events

Monday: Ladies Badminton (1st Sept - 31st May) in The Memorial Hall at 1.30pm

Tuesday: Cub Scouts in The Memorial Hall at 6.30pm Ladies Dancercise Fun and Fitness in The Memorial Hall 8.00pm - 10.00pm

Wednesday: Rosemary Conley Food and Fitness in The Memorial HAll 10.00am - 11.30am                             Village Society Working Party in Church Wood from 10.00am - 1.00pm

Thursday: Toddlers Group in The Memorial Hall from 9.00am - 12.00am                                                         Beaver Scouts in The Memorial Hall from 5.15pm - 6.30pm                                                                                   Roll Up Bowls (April - Sept) at the Bowling Club at 5.30pm                                                                              Scouts In the Memorial Hall from 7.00pm - 8.45pm

Friday: Dance and Drama 4yrs - 8yrs in The Memorial Hall at 4.15pm                                                                Dance and Drama 9yrs - 16yrs in The Memorial Hall at 5.15pm                                                                           Explorer Scouts at Catsfield Village Hall from 7.00pm - 9.00pm                                                                                 Ladies Burlesque (Fortnightly) the Dance and Drama Club in The Memorial Hall from 7.00pm                     Stoolball during June - August on the Recreation Ground


Ninfield Lower Street Stores

 Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 6am to 6.30pm

Sunday 8am to 1pm



 Neighbourhood Watch in Ninfield

Would you like to know more?

Would you like to get involved?

 visit the Neighbourhood Watch Website at




  Ninfield Bonfire Society

If you fancy having a go at drumming then please come along and join us at the Ninfield Working Men's club on Thursday evenings at 8.00pm and have a go.   No previous drumming knowledge necessary.   There are spare drums which you can use.

Further details from

Scott 07967 326613 or Ian 07939 626381

I am pleased to have been able to provide a publicly accessible Defibrillator for Ninfield. This was funded from my Community Dividend

Please spread the word that it is situated on the outside wall of The Kings Arms, Ninfield 



Please watch this short video which gives an idea about the work of the hospice

This year the amazing members of the Group that I am privileged to lead, the CWF, has raised over £2,600 for the Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice.


The Ninfield Solar Farm is now up and running. It covers 45 acres of 3rd grade agricultural land that has been sown with grass and wild flower seeds and will still be used for grazing. Its output of 10 mega watts will power 3,500 homes

Ninfield Local History Group

Everyone is welcome to the meetings which are held on the 3rd thursday of the month. There is a charge of £1.00 for members and £2.00 for non members to help cover the cost of refreshments and guest speakers. Annual membership is £10.00

Chairman: Rod Ffoulkes 01424 893635

Secretary: Janice Wood 01424 893381

Archivist: Jan Cooper

 1st Ninfield Scout Group 

is looking to put a team together to run the 

Ninfield Explorer Scout Unit.

The Explorers are a great group of 14 - 18 year olds.

The programme includes the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

This is a voluntary team but if you join you will be part of a great team and have lots of fun.

If you are interested please contact          Rosemary Cooper 01424 892681



Older and Active

I am sure you will know someone who would be interested in joining you at a fun dance and movement session for older people.

Why not go along and enjoy movement to music, meeting new people and getting active.   Movements are both chair based and standing depending on ability, you work at your own level.  There is no need to book! 

The hour long sessions are held at  

The Methodist Hall Church Lane: 

Next meeting takes place on 

Monday 18th April at  9.45 am for 10.00 am

Coffee, biscuits and conversation afterwards

For new members the first session is free!

Please phone Pam 01424 892329  if you would like to know more!   Over 24 people are now enjoying the mornings!


Ninfield Under 18 Football

If you would like to know more about the Under 18 Football please visit their facebook page



Ninfield Bowls Club

If you would like further details about

 the Ninfield Bowls Club 

please contact either 

Chairman Mr G. Groves 01424 211469 or 

Secretary Mrs V. Smith 01424 843436


 High Speed Broadband 

Please let me know if you have problems with access to or speed of Broadband, as I will continue with my efforts to obtain better Broadband coverage in our area.



 Horse Riders - Take Note!

Horse owners are being reminded it is a criminal offence to ride on public footpaths.

The highway code states it is illegal to ride a horse on a publc foopath, pavement or ornamental grass verge.

Phillip Ball of Sussex Horse Watch said

"Please, if your horse drops a pile on a footpath at least move it out of the way otherwise the police could well exercise their right and prosecute".


 Ragwort Kills!

Please help to eradicate it

This biennial plant, Ragwort, is the most common reason for farm animals being poisened in the UK and is becoming an ever increasing problem in this area. The  rosett, as pictured below, appears in the first year and in the second year flowers in the spring, as pictured above. Each plant can produce up to 150 thousand seeds with a 70% germination rate.

For more information and ways of eradicating / reporting this problem the most straightforeward on-line advice can be found HERE.