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Services at St John’s Church, Westfield on Sunday, August 1 are Holy Communion (BCP) at 8am and Holy Communion at 9.30am. As usual, there will be Holy Communion at 9.30am on Wednesday. Do not miss the tea party in the Vicarage garden on Sunday, August 31 from 3-6pm, with circus skills and games, cakes and a plant swap. Bring your picnic to enjoy while listening to live music from three bands.

Remember that there is a public meeting this afternoon to discuss proposed cuts in our bus service. For Westfield, the following is proposed:

Buses 340 and 341 - currently hourly, to be cut to every two hours off-peak.

Bus 342 - one journey a day cut.

The Dial-A-Ride service will be cut from five days to two days.

The meeting is from 1-2.30pm in the Parish Hall, and has been organised by Sarah Owen, Labour candidate for MP in Hastings and Rye. Details about a petition against the changes are at www.sarahowen.org.uk/BusCuts. You can also visit Don’t Stop Our Bus in Facebook. To make your views known to MP Amber Rudd contact her at Creative Media Centre, 45 Robertson Street, Hastings TN34 1HL or ring 01424 205435.

Westfield Horticultural Society has designed a special horticultural exhibit which will be part of the display at the Sedlescombe & District Garden Society 70th Anniversary Summer Horticultural Show and Mini Fayre tomorrow, Saturday, August 2. The celebrations start at 2pm on the Village Green, this year, and as well as the flower, vegetable, floral art, cookery and handicraft exhibits there will be a special 70th Anniversary tent portraying a pictorial view of the village through the 70 years, including the WHS display. There will be many other Sedlescombe organisations with stalls on the village green to make the afternoon one big celebration.

The Friendship Club does not have a meeting in August, but members are having lunch at the Plough on Wednesday, August 6, at 12.30pm for 1pm. Fortnightly meetings at the Parish Hall start again on Monday, September 15 from 2-3.30pm. Members can enjoy whist, bingo and Scrabble, a chat over tea and biscuits, and borrow books and puzzles. New members are welcome.

The Mobile Blood Unit will also be at ‘The Plough’ on Wednesday, August 6 from1.30-4pm and 5-7.30pm. For information about donating blood or to make an appointment please ring 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk.

Westfield Youth Club will be running its Free Funday on Sunday, August 10 from 10am-2pm on the Parish Field. Activities will include Bouncy castles, Bungee run, Crazy golf, Inflatable fun, Sumo wrestling and more. Westfield Football Club will be joining for the day, so come along and test your skills and see if you can beat the speed gun with a huge kick! No charge for the activities, but bring some money for the BBQ, tuck shop and drinks. Call Dan or Min for more details on 07899 917952.

Westfield Football Club has arranged for PASS AND MOVE to host summer football coaching sessions for boys and girls aged over 4 who want to have some fun, learn more about the technical side of football and get out of the house and kick a football around in the summer holidays. Tony and Duncan are both UEFA B (level 3) licensed coaches, and coach to have fun in a safe environment. Sessions are Monday, August 18 to Friday, August 22 inclusive from 9.30am-2pm (£12 per day or £50 for all 5 days) and Monday and Tuesday, September 1 and 2, also 9.30am-2pm (£12 per day or £20 for both). PASS AND MOVE also runs coaching sessions every Saturday at St Leonard’s Academy from 9-10.30am (£3.50) or 9-11.30am (£5).

For information about any of these please email Duncan on duncan.jones@live.co.uk, or call Tony on 07545 813 545, or visit Facebook:/PassMoveBattle or see the website, pass-move.com.

Westfield Football Club still seeking volunteers to help provide local football opportunities at all levels and ages. If you can offer occasional or ongoing support, on or off the pitch, please contact the club via the secretary gillattewell@gmail.com.

The Rye and District Association of the National Trust invite you to their annual Fun Golf Day at Sedlescombe Golf Club on Friday, August 22. Please contact Marion Brunt on 01424 883566 for details and entry forms. The cost of £40 includes lunch.

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. This is YOUR website, set up to serve the village community, and your contributions, news and views are needed. The website now has details about locally available seasonal produce for sale from home and ‘back garden’ producers. If you have spare eggs, 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.

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

George Sunderland

Heathlands