Westfield

The New Inn: Are holding a number of events in the near future, including a Beer Festival in August, please check their website www.newinnwestfield.com. Please also remember that the Wednesday coffee mornings are very busy & booking is essential.

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.

Westfield Horticultural Society: After the highly successful self drive trip to The Lavender Nursery at Hadlow, Westfield Horticultural Societies next self drive trip is nearer to home with a visit to Friary Gardens on the Ridge, Hastings. The date is Saturday, 22nd August 2015. The time and details will follow in due course. Friary Gardens is set in the walled garden of Old Ore place (now demolished), and is a plant nursery as opposed to a Garden Centre. It is part of the Parchment Trust which is a charity that helps adults with learning difficulties. The nursery specialises in the more unusual plants and is well worth a visit to see how it is organised.

Those who are growing pumpkins for the Great Pumpkin competition should now have selected the pumpkin to grow on. All others must be removed. It is wise to position a bit of stone slab or such like (not glass) underneath it, bearing in mind that it will be heavy when fully grown. It goes without saying that the plant must be kept moist (easy with this spell of weather) with an occasional dose of fertilizer. Don’t forget to find and like Westfield Horticultural Society on Facebook where all the up to date information is available.

Westfield Women’s Institute: meets at 2.15pm in the Parish Hall. New members are always welcome; ring the W.I. President Julie Lloyd on 01424 754013 for more information.

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.

F3 (Friends, Fun, Fellowship): This is a group open to all women of any age. Please ring Helen 01424 752052 for more details

New PCSO: We are fortunate as a village community to have been taken under the wing of a new and enthusiastic Police Community Support Officer, With a view to being a prominent and approachable figure in our village, Deme is keen to introduce himself to village residents, parents and guardians and would be happy to say hello whilst on his rounds.

Westfield Scout Group: is celebrating its centenary. The Group has an excellent reputation with all that it offers to Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. 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 Newsagent: is now a collection point for myHermes parcels. This is very useful for sending and collecting parcels. Please pop in for more information. They are also collecting the supermarket vouchers on behalf of the village school, just drop them in.

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 & over the forthcoming 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.

Westfield Football Club: do you enjoy community volunteering? They are 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 secretary gillattewell@gmail.com.

Westfield Community Hub: Meets at the Plough on Friday mornings from 10 – 12. For further information www.westfield-hub.co.uk

The Rye and District Association of the National Trust: a ‘Fun’ Golf Day will be held on Friday 21st August. 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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