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 two months are 23rd June, 7th July, and 21st July. New members always made very welcome.

The Westfield Draw. The newsletter advertising and the Draw are a major part of the WCA’s fund-raising efforts and in turn, pays for the production of the quarterly newsletter and requests for community activities e.g. Family Fun Day, Bingo cards and equipment etc. To enter the Draw, an envelope with your details on the front (name only if renewal), please enclose £10 cash/cheque (payable WCA) for Westfield Draw 2014/15 and take/send to the WCA Box, c/o Westfield News, Chapel Lane, Westfield TN35 4QX

Alternatively, subscribe by e-transfer to WCA at Co-op Bank, 08-92-99, 65436790 with ref: 2014/15 & your name, and send me an email to confirm. Would you please be able to encourage other Westfield residents to join? The application form is on page 30 of the current WCA newsletter.

The Westfield Community Association AGM at 7.30pm on Monday, June 23 in the Community Dining Hall. Business will be kept as brief as possible, leaving time to chat to other community group members over free refreshments. All Westfield residents welcome.

The Friends of Westfield Church invite you to their Strawberry Tea in the delightful garden of Church Place Farm on Sunday June 22 from 3-4.30pm. Admission £4.00 to include strawberries, cake, scones and cream plus tea. Raffle, and books and plant stalls. In the Parish Hall if wet.

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.

Westfield Village Fete – can you help? Plans are coming together for this year’s Cowboy themed 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!

Westfield Football Club are investing more energy into their youth section. Weekly football coaching starts on Monday 30 June from 5-6pm, for just £2 per child. Email as below, or ring Tony 07545 813 545. 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.

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre is a registered charity working in partnership with Adult Social Care to provide a no charge mobile information and advice service for Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people living in East Sussex. The vehicle, which is funded by the Big Lottery, is equipped to offer demonstrations of assistive equipment and hearing screening tests (if time permits). The mobile unit will be visiting Westfield on Thursday 26th June 2014, and will be in The Plough Car Park, The Moor from 10.30am – 12.30pm.The bus is accessible to wheelchair users and representatives from both the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre and Adult Social Care will be available to provide individual information and advice on all aspects of hearing loss. For further information please contact:

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre, Tel: 01323 722505 (voice/text/fax) e-mail: info@eshrc.org.uk

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 Moorsite. For more information please contact our village PCSO Richard Perchard on 07796336862 or Richard.perchard@sussex.pnn.police.uk There is a Coordinator for New Cut 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 Rother Responders are holding two training sessions on the use of defibrillators and their role. It is June 25th in Brede Village hall. One session starts at 7-00 and the next at 8-00 pm.

The Rye and District Association of the National Trust invite you to the following events.

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.

Future event - Friday 22nd August - Our annual Fun Golf Day at Sedlescombe Golf Club. Please contact Marion Brunt on 01424 883566 for details and entry forms. The cost of £40 includes lunch.

The Sedlescombe & District Garden Society are holding a Gardener’s Question Time with panellists Helen Yemm, Telegraph Gardening Columnist, Barry Newman, Chairman National Vegetable Society and Edward Flint, Head Gardener at Tidebrook Manor, Wadhurst. The event in the village hall is on Friday 20th June & will start at 7.30p.m. with wine and nibbles followed by a lively Q & A. Admission £5.00 Members £7.50 Non-Members. Tickets available from Sue Parsons, Secretary Tel: 01580 831996 or by email:suepar@hotmail.co.uk.

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

George Sunderland

Heathlands