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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. Next meeting date is 21st July. New members always made very welcome.

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 Football Club is investing more energy into their youth section. Weekly football coaching started on Monday 30 June from 5-6pm, but don’t worry if you have missed this date as you can join late 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.

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

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.

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

George Sunderland

Heathlands