Westfield

Benefice of Westfield Services can be found on the church notice board

Westfield WI meets in the Parish Hall on Wednesdays. New members are always welcome; just turn up, or ring Julie (01424 754013) if you would like to know more.

The Friendship Club meetings are at the Parish Hall from 2 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. each fortnight. The next forthcoming date is April 28th. Whist, bingo, scrabble and dominoes are enjoyed by members with tea and biscuits during the break. New members will be made very welcome, ring Jean on 01424 753095 for more information.

If you can help Westfield Football Club in any way please contact the club. They are presently putting things in place to ensure both local football opportunities at all levels & for all ages with the 1st team playing in Senior Football. Therefore if you would like to offer one off or ongoing support, both on & off the pitch, before during or after games please get in touch with the Secretary on gillattewell@gmail.com

St Michael’s Hospice Neighbours has a campaign in the village. This scheme is looking for people to volunteer their time by giving a few hours a week, fortnight or month on a day and time that suits them, within their local area, to help with everyday tasks such as putting out the washing, walking the dog, cooking and daily chores – or just chatting over a cuppa. The first Westfield volunteers are being trained, but more are needed. Please contact Jane Cave on 01424 445177 ext. 6012, or email jcave@stmichaelshospice.com if you think you can help.

Supermarkets vouchers for Westfield School can be dropped into “Westfield News & Village Store” where Richard & Dan will happily collect them from you.

The Westfield HUB meets at ‘The Plough’ on Fridays from 10am to 12noon. A warm and friendly welcome and a decent cup of tea/coffee are assured at the Hub every Friday morning between 10am and midday.’

Westfield Horticultural Society held their Spring Show on Saturday 5th April and was delighted with the quality and quantity of exhibits in all sections. Both the number of entries and the number of exhibitors surpassed previous Spring Shows and the committee would like to thank all those people who helped, prior to the event and also, during the day. A special thanks though to all those members, and non members, who entered exhibits and made it such a successful event. Well done to all!

Awards were given to the following:

Rosebowl—most points in classes 1—30; Margaret Crouch

Easter Cup most points in classes 31—42; Margaret Crouch

Alice Button Cup— most points in home produce; Chris Lynch

Lilian Skinner Trophy – Best exhibit in home produce; Kim Liddle

Berry Goblet—best exhibit in Handicrafts; Rosemary Wiggins

Spring Goblet—Outstanding Floral Art Arrangement; Sheila Benson

Miniature Cup—Best Miniature Arrangement; Maureen Wren

Junior Cup—Best exhibit in Junior classes; Poppy Stratford

Spring Achievement Cup –

Most points in classes 1 15 by a new exhibitor; Trevor Thomas

Spring Cup—Most Points; Margaret Crouch

Spring Vase—Members only, class22; Chris Lynch

Certificates:

Most points in Art Section; Kelvin Lynch

Most points in Handicrafts Section; Nik Wiggins

Most points in Junior Section (aged 7 year and under); Hollie Hayward

Most points in Junior Section ( aged 8 to 11); Poppy Stratford

A special mention to those men who entered the men only cookery class, we may have some budding Heston Blumenthals in the village. Well done!

Neighbourhood Watch – Coordinators are required to cover Churchfields, Cottage Lane, Main Road, New Cut*** & New Moorsite. For more information please contact our village PCSO Richard Perchard on 07796336862 or Richard.perchard@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Update on above ref New Cut. There is a Coordinator who is looking forward to hearing from local residents – Paul Billingham plbillingham@dsl.pipex.com

Westfield Community Speed Watch volunteers have completed their first traffic monitoring session. In the hour and a half session they recorded the details of four speeding motorist, and have passed on the information to the Police. There are more sessions planned in the next few weeks and we hope that their visible presence will encourage more drivers to comply with the speed limit in Westfield. If you would like to help it is not too late to join. For more information please contact Jackie on 01424 755210 or email westfieldparishcouncil@yahoo.co.uk

Westfield residents need to be aware that Battle Fire Station is threatened with being downgraded. Please make your voice heard by visiting www.esfrs.org/publicconsultation, where an on line questionnaire can be completed which lodges your objections. You can also visit #StandUp4Battle (Twitter) or contact your local Fire Authority Rother members John Barnes (cllr.john.barnes@eastsussex.gov.uk) and Stuart Earl (cllr.stuart.earl@eastsussex.gov.uk). The campaign is being organised by Helen Ashenheim, who will be delighted to talk to you on 07791 277921 or 01580 881813. In particular, there are considered to be many errors of fact in the Fire Authority’s consultation document.

Visit the village website www.westfieldvillage.co.uk for information about village organisations, events, Westfield Community Association, the Parish Council, and all sorts of useful links. Remember this is YOUR website, set up to serve the village community, and your contributions, news and views are needed.

The Rye and District Association of the National Trust include the following events.

Thursday 15th May - This months talk features Chris McCooey with his presentation of ‘Characters: Wacky, Weird and Wonderful’. All Talks will be at Brede Village Hall commencing at 2.00 pm. The entrance fee of £2 (members) and £3 (non-members) includes refreshments after the talk.

Friday 30th May - Are You Being Served? A Blue Badge tour of historic shops and shopping locations in London. Lunch break (own expense) at the Wallace Collection. Cost £30pp. Bookings must be made now. Please contact Ros Adkins on 01797 253763 for more details.

Thursday 19th June - A Theatre outing to see Cats at the Marlow Theatre, Canterbury at 2.30 pm. Tickets are £40 pp and must be booked now to secure a place. Please contact Ros Adkins on 01797 253763 for more details.

Wednesday 25th June - A Blue Badge tour of the Colne Valley including a carvery lunch in the beautiful village of Finchingfield. During the day we shall visit several ‘Man made wonders’ in the heart of Essex.Tickets are £48.25 pp and must be booked now to avoid disappointment. Please contact Ros Adkins on 01797 253763 for more details.

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

George Sunderland
Heathlands