Westfield

Services at the Parish Church: on Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am and shortened Morning Worship at 10am, followed by the Annual Meeting of Parishioners and a light lunch. Please remember your gifts of non-perishable food and household cleaning products for the Family Support Work in Hollington.

There will be a Table Sale: in aid of Westfield Playgroup in the Parish Hall from 9am-12 noon tomorrow, Saturday April 23. This is a chance to sell and buy outgrown toys, clothes, etc., so declutter the house, or have a table for your business. Please book your table (£5) by ringing Natalie on 07863 819662.

Also tomorrow: in the Parish Hall, Westfield Youth Club’s Big Quiz is back at 7pm for 7.30pm, raising funds for the Family Funday in August. Book your table for a team of up to eight people with Min on 07952 995743. Admission is £5 per person to include a hot supper, but bring your own drinks and glasses.

The deadline for the next WCA Newsletter: is next Monday, April 25. Please send your contributions to the Pauline at pauline@fpage.plus.com, telephone 0778 607 8588, or leave at Westfield News.

The Friends of Westfield Parish Church: hold their Spring Coffee Morning from 10am-12 noon on Saturday, April 30 in the Parish Hall. All the usual stalls will be there, including tombola, crafts, cakes & preserves, Granny’s Attic, books, plants, raffle and refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Please contact Jim 751821 or Ann 754355 if you can help.

Please note that the Friendship Club: will not meet on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2. The next meeting will be on Monday, May 16.

The Annual Parish Assembly: is on Tuesday, May 3, when the Westfield Volunteer Awards will be presented to special residents with thanks for their contributions to the village community. Free refreshments (wine and nibbles) are provided from 6.30pm! The Chair of Westfield Parish Council will present the Annual Report, and you will be able to talk to Parish, District and County Councillors about matters of local concern. There will also be displays from local groups and service providers.

The closing date: for the WCA Scarecrow Competition is fast approaching. As this year is the 400th anniversary Shakespeare’s death, the scarecrows need to have a Shakespeare theme. Entry is free and welcome from everyone - all ages, individuals, groups and businesses. Entry forms with rules are available from the village shops, and need to be returned by Saturday, May 14. Scarecrows need to be displayed from May 28 until June 4, and prizes and certificates will be presented at the Village Fete on June 11.

Westfield Horticultural Society: is delighted to be offering a subsidised trip to Borde Hill Gardens on Saturday, May 14. These stunningly beautiful gardens are located just north of Haywards heath and are well worth a visit for anyone who loves flowers, plants, trees and formal and informal gardens. The coach leaves at 9am, and returns at about 6pm. The cost is £9.50 for WHS members, £12.50 for Westfield Village residents and £19.50 for others, and includes coach, entry to the gardens, and an informative guided tour from one of the gardeners. Book your place by ringing Catherine on 01424 552485.

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.

Visit the Westfield Village website: www.westfieldvillage.co.uk 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 your contributions, news and views to keep everyone up to date.

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