Westfield

Church Services at St John’s Church: are as usual, there will be Holy Communion at 9.30am on Wednesday.

The Friendship Club: meets monthly in the Parish Hall for dominoes, Scrabble, whist, bingo, tea & biscuits. New members are welcome; details from Jean Hobson on 01424 753095.

Westfield Women’s Institute: meets monthly in the Parish Hall. New members are welcome; please ring Julie 01424 754013 for more details.

Village Tidy: Many thanks to the hardy volunteers who braved the rain to take part in the Village Tidy on Saturday 11th. Around twenty bags of litter were collected, much of it drinks cans and bottles, sweet and crisp packets and cigarette packets – rather a sad statistic. We also thank the residents who regularly pick up litter in their own patches of the village throughout the year.

F3 Women’s Group: meet in the Parish Hall on Thursday October 23 at 7.30pm. Marigold Connolly’s talk ‘Can you see what I’m saying?’ introduces us to the challenges of deafness and explains British Sign Language. This group meets monthly, and is open to women of any age. Come along whenever you can for a warm welcome. For more details telephone Helen 01424 752052

Halloween Party: Westfield Football Club is hosting a party on Friday 31st from 6 – 9pm including lots of fun & spooky games. For more information see Facebook:/PassMoveBattle, the website, pass-move.com or call Tony on 07545 813 545

Westfield Scout Group: presents another of its famous Murder Mystery evenings on Saturday, November 15, with the help of Icklesham Players. The event is for teams of about 6 people, and starts at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall. Tickets (£8) include ploughman’s supper, and should be booked in advance. Please bring your own drinks and glasses to help the little grey cells along. Tickets will be available from Scout Leaders, Archers Butchers, or ring 754080 or 753684.

Parish Hall: Volunteers are needed to join the painting party to smarten up the lower section of the Parish Hall walls during half term. Please contact Terry Howard at the church if you can help.

Westfield Community Hall: 30th Anniversary of the opening of Westfield Community Hall is being celebrated at the end of the month. Senior residents are invited to a Tea Party on Saturday, October 25 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Community Hall. To book your free ticket contact Rosie Bond on 754080 or Philippa Woolley on 753316. We look forward to seeing you. The fun continues in the evening with live music and dancing to ‘Sarah G and the other three’. Bring your own food; bar available. Contact WestfieldCA@outlook.com for more details or to book tickets (£2). Finally, there will be a children’s party from 2-4pm on Sunday, October 26. Contact the WCA as before.

Football Coaching: Pass and Move runs coaching sessions every Saturday at St Leonard’s Academy from 9-10.30am (£3.50) or 9-11.30am (£5) & in Westfield during the week & school holidays. Tony and Duncan are both UEFA B (level 3) qualified. For information about 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 FC: Westfield Football Club is 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.

Grand Craft Fair: Sunday 23rd November 2014 at Westfield Community Hall 11am-3pm. Free entry or donations to the charities. For more information please contact Hannah Stone 01424755024/ 07800770025

Race Night fundraiser: Westfield FC are hosting a race night at the Parish Hall on Saturday evening November 8th from 7 until 11. Entry is £5 pp inc a free draw (on the night) for a bottle of champagne. There will be a bar & snacks available and funds raised are to support providing football for all ages.

Access to Employment, Training & Volunteering: The Rye Partnership are hosting an event at Battle Memorial Hall on October 30th 9.30 – 12.30. There will be job opportunities, courses available & information on volunteering.

Rye and District Association of the National Trust: Quiz night will be held on Saturday 15th November at 7.00 pm in Beckley Village Hall.The cost will be £8 pp including sausage and mash supper.Tables will be for 8 people. Please contact Julie Etches on 01424 882054: julie.etches054@btinternet.com On Monday 17th November we have again arranged a Bluewater Shopping Trip. The cost will be £11.50pp. Please contact Ros Adkins on 01797 253763

Website: 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.

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

George Sunderland

Heathlands