Westfield

St John’s church information will be displayed on the church notice boards.

The Friendship Club meet in the Parish Hall alternate Mondays 2.0 p.m.- 3.30 p.m. Whist, bingo and scrabble are enjoyed. Tea and biscuits are served during the afternoon. A selection of books and puzzles are on offer to borrow. In June the Club will be looking forward to their Strawberry Tea outing this year at Merriments. Next dates for meetings for the next three months are 26th May, 9th June 23rd June, 7th July, and 21st July. New members always made very welcome.

Westfield Horticultural Society coach outing to Wisley is on Saturday, June 14. Members £12.50, non-members £15.50; for further details and bookings please contact Annie Nijhuis 01424 754337.

Westfield Women’s Institute meets in the Parish Hall on a Tuesday every month. New members are welcome. Contact the W.I. President Julie Lloyd on 01424 754013 for more details.

The Westfield village website www.westfieldvillage.co.uk now has details about locally available produce for sale from home and ‘back garden’ producers. If you have spare eggs, herbs, spring seedling plants, home grown vegetables, etc. for sale (even if only occasionally) and would like to be included in our new website feature, please email clerk@westfieldvillage.co.uk. We will explain that produce is available seasonally, with no guarantees of supply. We will publicise what produce you can usually offer and your location, hopefully with a local map showing suppliers. Don’t forget that the website has information about village organisations, events, Westfield Community Association, the Parish Council, and all sorts of useful links. The website exists to serve the village community, and your contributions, news and views are needed.

Plans are coming together for this year’s Village Fete on Saturday 28 June from 1-4.30pm on the school field. This promises to be an even bigger event than last year, with lots of arena displays and stalls already booked. All offers of help are welcome; please contact Rachel 0786 689 4397. Do not miss this community event!

Congratulations to Westfield Football Club in their recent cup success. If you can help 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.’

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.

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