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Westfield Community Hall: was a sea of colour at the Horticultural Society: Spring Show last Saturday. Vases of spring flowers, beautiful flower arrangements and vegetables were displayed alongside mouth-watering cookery items, crafts and children’s classes. This year the WHS have linked up with Friary Gardeners, who had a display and a lovely selection of plants for sale. There are lots of photos of exhibits and winners on the ‘What’s on in Westfield’ Facebook page; do take a look. Congratulations to all concerned on a very successful afternoon.

Westfield Parish Church: services on Sunday, March 13 are Holy Communion at 8am and Morning Praise at 10am, when Martin West of Hastings Street Pastors will be the speaker.

Tickets are on sale: at the New Inn for the Charity Dance Night with Sam Calver from 7-11.45pm tomorrow, Saturday April 9, in Westfield Community Hall. Tickets are £10 in advance (accompanied under 15s £5), or £12 at the door, and the proceeds are in aid of Ronald McDonald Brighton House. Contact Hannah 07800 770025 or email hannahstone@live.co.uk.

Westfield Scout Group: is holding its annual Duck Race this Sunday, April 10 at the Forge Stream, Cottage Lane. Lucky duck numbers are £1 each from Archers Butchers or at the field on the day. If you cannot be there, please buy a number and your duck will be raced for you. This year there is a special race for ‘character’ ducks! Bring your own duck; entries (£2) for this will be on the day only. As usual, burgers and hot dogs will be on sale from 12.15pm before the ducks are thrown at 1pm. There is very little parking available, so please walk from the village.

Westfield WI meets in the Parish Hall: at 2.15pm on Tuesday, April 12, when we look forward to hearing Michael Smith’s talk about Sir Ernest Shackleton. This is the third visit by this excellent speaker, who is an acclaimed writer about Antarctic explorations. New members are always welcome; just turn up, or contact the President, Mrs Val Walkinshaw, on 07927 403200 for more information.

Why not try something: different? Silk painting all day workshops are starting at a craft studio in Moat Lane. No experience is needed, and painters will complete at least one painting. The cost is £40, including materials and lunch. Contact Gail on 01424 753654 for more information.

The Annual Parish Assembly: is on Tuesday, May 3, when the Westfield Volunteer Awards will be presented to residents. Do you know someone who helps in your club, organises events, takes people to hospital appointments, or who just is always there helping quietly behind the scenes? The Parish Council would like to thank these special people publicly, so please tell it about them! Nomination forms with all the details are available from shops, and need to be returned by April 15.

The latest Rother Citizens Panel: Newsletter 21 gives, among other information, details and a map showing the draft proposals from the Boundary Commission for changing ward boundaries in Rother. Sedlescombe will be a ward with Westfield up to the boundary with Hastings. Find Newsletter 21 at citizenspanel@rother.gov.uk. The consultation ends on 16 June 2016.

The Westfield Village website: www.westfieldvillage.co.uk has a new look, so take a look for 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, so please remember to send in and your contributions, news and views to keep everyone up to date.

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