Westfield

The organisers of last Saturday’s jumble sale: were delighted that it raised around £500, and thank everyone who donated jumble and came to spend their money. This annual jumble sale is organised by the friends of Wendy Pemberton in her memory, and is in aid of Cancer Research UK and Myeloma Research.

Westfield Church: looks forward to celebrating harvest. There will be a Harvest Barn Dance in the Parish Hall on Saturday, October 3 from 7-10pm, with fantastic live music. Tickets £6 (children free) include ploughman’s supper and dessert, and are available from church or Archers. BYO drinks.

The Harvest Festival family service will be celebrated at 10.30am at the Parish Church on Sunday, October 4. This will be followed by a Harvest Lunch in the Parish Hall at 1pm, with Shepherd’s Pie and dessert. Tickets £6 (children under 12 free) are also available from church or Archers.

F3 (Friends, Fun, Fellowship): is a group open to all women of any age. It celebrates its sixth birthday on Thursday, September 24 at 6.30pm in the Parish Hall. Please bring something savoury to share for supper, and drinks and puddings will be provided. Guest speaker Margaret Wooding-Jones’ subject is ‘I’m normal, you’re peculiar’. The cost is £3; for more details telephone Helen 01424 752052.

The New Inn: is planning several events following the first very successful Beer Festival. Bookings are being taken for their Christmas menu. Some days are already completely booked, so act quickly. See their website www.newinnwestfield.com.

Westfield Horticultural Society: together with the local Beekeeping Association, holds its Autumn Show tomorrow (September 12) from 2.30- 4.30pm in Westfield Community Hall. Do come along and have a natter, enjoy tea or coffee with homemade cakes, participate in the tombola and raffle, and view the exhibits in the 125 classes. There is something for everyone. Exhibitors are reminded that exhibits have to be submitted between 8 to 10.45am. It is a good idea to allow plenty of time. A further date for the Diary is the AGM in the Community Dining Hall on Wednesday, October 21. Don’t forget to visit Westfield Horticultural Society on Facebook and click ‘Like the page’. There are photographs and details of Society activities on the Westfield Village Website as well.

Happy Birthday and congratulations: to the ‘Westfield Wildlife’ website. It has been four years this month since organisers Dave and Ralph started this, and in that time it has had 32,024 views on 392 posts, with the best ever being 274 views on the Long-tailed Blue butterfly seen in a garden in Pett on 10/8/2013. There have been visits from 47 countries worldwide. Please visit us at westfieldwildlife.wordpress.com .

Congratulations too to Archers Butchers:, who celebrated their eighty years in business last week-end with a hog roast enjoyed by customers. See the Westfield village website for photos. Archers are entering the Sussex Butcher of the Year 2016 competition, organised by the Sussex Food and Drink Awards. They hope all customers will vote for them; details are in the shop, or you can vote on line by September 21 at http://www.sussexfoodawards.biz/vote/.

The Friendship Club: resumes on Monday, September 14. Future dates are September 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.

Westfield Scout Group: Westfield Beavers started again last Tuesday, and the new Leader, Katharine Moore, has spaces available for boys or girls aged between 6 and 8 years looking for fun and friends. If you would like more information please call her on 07736 146779.

Theatre Sense: is holding a Scholarship Workshop for ages 7-18 years tomorrow morning (Saturday, September 12) from 10am-12noon at Claremont Prep School. The aim is to find two pupils who they feel would benefit and excel within the Theatre Sense family - one who is already a member, and one who is new to Theatre Sense.

They are not necessarily looking for someone who can already sing, dance and act to a high standard. Perhaps your child is a great singer, but needs some help with the dancing? Or maybe they can glide across the stage but lack the confidence to speak on their own or in front of people? Maybe they can do a bit of all three (sing, dance, act) but just need a bit more guidance? This could be for them.

They want to recognize their existing achievements and develop them into all-round performers, able to work independently and in a team. They want to help them develop and increase self-confidence and belief, learning life skills, making new friends and getting ready for what lies ahead of them.

Details from Theatre Sense School for Performing Arts by contacting Sherri-Ann on 07519 246837, email info@theatresense.co.uk or visit www.theatresense.co.uk.

The WCA: is holding another Tea Party for older residents. If you are over 60 years and a resident of Westfield, the WCA invites you to a tea party on Saturday, October 17 at Westfield Community Hall from 3 – 4.30pm. This is a free event, but entry is by ticket only, available from Rosemary on 754080 or Phillipa on 753316.

The TALENT NIGHT: organized by the Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust needs performers. Be part of the show to be held on stage in Sedlescombe village hall next Friday, September 18 from 7pm. There is no entry fee and performers from all areas are welcome, but there are limited spaces. There will be a professional sound person and system available. There is a £100 first prize donated by Dorton Reclamation, plus money prizes for the runners up. There will be a bar and food available through the evening. Audience tickets are just £5. To book your place to perform on the night please call Jean Dann on 882438.

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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