Westfield

George Sunderland, Heathlands

Around 70 children enjoyed crafts of all kinds and an Easter egg hunt at the Good Friday workshop organised by the Parish Church. The church was full for the Easter Day services, and the spring flower arrangements looked beautiful. Services on Sunday, April 7 are Holy Communion at 8am, and Holy Communion and ‘Ignite’ (the children and youth group) at 9.30am. The Annual Parochial Church Meeting and Annual Meeting of Parishioners takes place at 10am on Sunday, April 14 after a short service at 9.30am.

Westfield Horticultural Society holds its Spring Show tomorrow, Saturday, April 6, at 2.30pm in Westfield Community Hall. There will be a raffle, tombola and teas. Please come and support our efforts at the end of yet another difficult season - you will enjoy a warm welcome. There are lots of classes to enter, for all ages and abilities, and these include cookery and crafts as well as vegetables and flowers. Schedules (free) are available from Archers and any committee member, or download at www.WestfieldHorticulturalSociety.org.uk. We look forward to seeing you.

Westfield Women’s Institute meets in the Parish Hall on Tuesday, April 9 at 2.15 pm, when Edward Preston will be talking about famous men of Hastings. The competition is five Easter biscuits. New members are welcome; just turn up, or ring 01424 754013 for more information.

A new dance class, Dance Latino (Line Dance Latin Style), starts on Wednesday, April 10 at 8pm in Westfield Community Hall. Feel those Latin rhythms and learn the moves. All ages welcome - join the fun! £5 per session. More information from Marie 07710 251465

Westfield Scouts hold their annual Duck Race on Sunday, April 14, at the Forge Stream, Cottage Lane. Lucky duck numbers are £1 each from Archers Butchers, or at the field on the day. If you cannot be there, please buy a duck and it will be raced for you! Burgers and hot dogs will be on sale from 12.15pm before the ducks are thrown at 1pm. There is no parking at the field, so please walk down from the village.

The next Friendship Club meeting is on Monday, April 15 from 2-3.30pm in the Parish Hall. The yearly subscription is £5 with 10p per meeting, and new members will be made very welcome.

The Annual Parish Assembly takes place in the Parish Hall on Tuesday, April 16, with free refreshments from 6.30pm. This is an opportunity to meet Parish Councillors and to raise any matters of local interest. Have you nominated volunteers to receive certificates of thanks for helping in our community? You need to give their details (name, address, organisation if relevant), and why they deserve recognition, as well as your own name. Please email to westfieldparishclerk@yahoo.co.uk, or leave in the WCA box at Westfield News.

If you can help Westfield Football Club in preparation or during games please contact the club. The Quiz Night planned for Saturday, April 13 is postponed until June. Several WFC people hope to complete the first ever Westfield (Surrey) to Westfield (here) sponsored cycle ride (72 miles) at the end of April, so please look out for details about sponsoring them. On May 4, the Club presents a special night at the WCA Hall from 7pm with top local band ‘The Kytes’, local comedian Dave Seymour, and guests Chris Norton-Walker and Justin Planks. The evening includes a buffet dinner, fully licensed bar and End of Season Awards Presentation. Tickets are £10 in advance, or £15 on the door, from WFC, Westfield News, Archers or from gilljordan@rocketmail.com

Westfield Golf Fellowship’s next event is the Spring Spoon at Dale Hill on May 9. The cost of £45 includes breakfast, 18 holes, hot meal and prizes. For more information please telephone Nick on 07939587796 or email george@roker.f9.co.uk.

This year’s Westfield Village Fete is on Saturday, July 6, and volunteers are needed to help set up, run stalls and clear up afterwards. Just an hour of your time would make all the difference to the success of the fete. Please contact Sarah on 01424 755721 and sixfootsarah@tiscali.co.uk, or Min on 01424 753752 and min.bellee@yahoo.co.uk.

For information and news about Westfield, please visit the village website www.westfieldvillage.co.uk.

To send information for the Westfield Village Voice, please email george@roker.f9.co.uk