Westfield

Westfield Church: services on Sunday, July 26 are Holy Communion at 8am and Family Service and Baptism at 10am.

Westfield Scout Group: ended the term with a barbecue, camp fire and songs, and farewells to Beaver Leader Sue Allen and Asst. Cub Leader Julie Jones, who have both served for many years. After a worrying few months, the group is very pleased that some new leaders and helpers have come forward. All three sections (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) will now remain open, although an extra Cub Scout Leader is still needed. The Group has an excellent reputation in the District, and looks forward to another successful year. Do contact Frances 01424 754548 or Rose 01424 754080 for more information.

Westfield Horticultural Society: It may be possible to join the self-drive visit to the Downderry Lavender Nursery at Hadlow, Kent, leaving the New inn at 9am tomorrow (Saturday July 25); contact Tricia Oakland on 01424 755683. The cost is £5, and includes a guided tour and talks, with a chance of visiting Broadview Garden Centre afterwards.

If you are growing pumpkins for the competition on October 24, WHS reminds you that increasing the root system by layering and adding liquid fertiliser will improve your chances of growing a prizewinner!

The annual Jazz Picnic: organised by the Rotary Club of Senlac takes place on Sunday, July 26, with entry from 11.30am, and music from the fabulous Sussex Jazz Kings from 1-5.30pm. This takes place at ‘Camelot’, 90 Westfield Lane, where there will be plenty of parking. Tickets are £10 in advance or £13 on the day, and children are free. Bring a picnic to enjoy by the lake; teas, coffee and Pimms will be on sale. For further details ring Pat Connor 01424 756990. Proceeds will go to Glyne Gap Faculty and local Rotary charities.

Westfield Youth Club: is organising another fantastic free Family Fun Day on Sunday, August 16 from 10am-2pm. There will be crazy golf, fun inflatables, a climbing wall, laser quest, bungee run and more. All the activities are free, but please bring money for refreshments and barbecue. For more information contact Min Stratford on 07952 995743.

Pass and Move: runs football coaching sessions every Saturday at St Leonard’s Academy from 9-10.30am (£3.50) or 9-11.30am (£5) and in Westfield during the week and in school holidays. For information please email Duncan on duncan.jones@live.co.uk, or call Tony on 07545 813545, visit Facebook:/PassMoveBattle or see the website, pass-move.com.

The Friendship Club: does not meet in August but resumes after the summer break. Meetings will be on September 14 and 28, October 12 and 26, November 9 and 23 and December 7 (Christmas party). New members are made most welcome. Meetings are 2-3.30pm in the Parish Hall, and members enjoy dominoes, Scrabble, whist, bingo, and a chat over tea and biscuits. The yearly subscription is £5, plus 10p each meeting. Ring Jean Hobson 753095 for more information.

The Rye and District Association of the National Trust: is holding a Fun Golf Day on Friday, August 21. Please contact Marion Brunt on 01424 883566 or Ros Adkins on 01797 253763; email rosinaadkins@aol.com

The village website: www.westfieldvillage.co.uk has all sorts of information about village organisations, events, Westfield Community Association and the Parish Council. This is your website, set up to serve the village community, and your contributions, news and views are needed.

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

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