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Janice Bolton

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Valentine’s Quiz: Westfield Horticultural Society have a Valentine’s Quiz in the Church Hall on Saturday 16 February, stating at 6.30pm. Tickets are £7.50 per person, with tables up to 8 people, and include a hot supper followed by gateaux. Email westfieldhorticulturalsociety@gmail.com or telephone Catherine: 01424 552485 to book.

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Westfield Women’s Institute: The WI meets in the Parish Hall today at 2.15 pm, when the speaker is Clive Richardson talking about ‘Snowdrops and Winter Gardens’. New members are always welcome. Contact the W.I. President Mrs Val Walkinshaw on 07927 403200 for more information.

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Jumble Sale: Westfield Scout Group would like to thank everyone who supported their jumble sale last Saturday by donating jumble, helping on the day or buying items. This raised an amazing £584 for Scout Group funds.

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Westfield Christmas Lights: The community of Westfield raised an absolutely brilliant £8,187.57 for the Hospice during December 2018! The spectacular display of Christmas lights, which have become a special outing for many local families during the festive season, gets bigger and brighter each year. Thank you to Ken and everyone who decorated their houses in lights to raise money for the Hospice.

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Westfield Parish Lunch Club: Lunches are held on the third Friday of each month in the Parish Hall from 12:45pm for 1pm, so regulars are reminded that this is today! New members over 55 years are welcome to come and enjoy a two-course home cooked meal for £4. The club has an excellent team of volunteers who help serve the dinners and wash-up, and volunteer drivers to help with transport. For catering purposes, if you wish to join for the first time, cancel a booking, or need information about meals please phone the cook, Sally, on 01424 754927 giving at least 48 hours’ notice. Volunteer helpers are needed, particularly with washing up - please ring Sally if you can help with this, and Rosemary (754080) for transport information.

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Westfield Women’s Institute: Westfield Women’s Institute meets in the Parish Hall today at 2.15 pm, and new members are always welcome. Contact the W.I. President Mrs Val Walkinshaw on 07927 403200 for more information. The speaker is Sam Langley, who will be taking a trip down memory lane with ‘Fings ain’t what they used to be’. The competition is an old household implement. Please remember that 2019 subs are due now!

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The lights, trees and tinsel are packed away: and Christmas is over for this year, but let’s hope that its messages of joy, peace and goodwill are not forgotten. We wish everyone in our community a good year.

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Carols Round the Tree: We were fortunate to have a cold but dry night for carol singing round the village Christmas tree. A lot of people came to sing well-loved carols, accompanied by local musicians. The newly formed Westfield Community Choir will be joining in the singing too, with some lovely descants and a solo spot with a great version of ‘The Holly and the Ivy’. As usual, Jean Tomsett organised hot soup to warm everyone up afterwards. Thank you, Jean, who has been doing this for 43 years!

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Carols Round the Tree: The annual carol singing by the Christmas tree at ‘Corbières’ (near the village sign) is tonight at 7pm. Local musicians will be playing, so bring a torch and have a good sing. The newly formed Westfield Community Choir will be joining in the singing too. As usual, Jean Tomsett will be providing hot soup to warm you up afterwards – thank you!

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Westfield Christmas Lights: These amazing lights were switched on last week-end, and already there have been lots of visitors despite the miserable weather. There are road signs warning drivers to slow down as they enter the village, but PLEASE, PLEASE, take care if you visit. There are no street lights here, so bring a torch and wear Hi-Viz or light-coloured clothing. There have already been reports of near invisible people wandering in the road, and with the best will in the world drivers cannot always see you. Be considerate when parking, too – no parking on main road. Please be generous and help the village raise lots of donations for the Hospice – £76,754 to date!

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Friends of Westfield Church Christmas Fayre: The Friends of Westfield Church hold their annual Christmas Fayre in the Church Hall tomorrow from 2pm. There will be various stalls including cakes, crafts, books, raffle, Granny’s Attic, tombola, Christmas cards and gifts. Light refreshments will be served. Contributions of goods or help will be gratefully received! Contact Jim on 01424 751821 or Ann on 01424 754355.

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Westfield Church: Sadly, the yew trees along the path to the church have succumbed to disease, and reluctantly the decision was taken to accept the advice of experts and have them removed before the rest of the trees in the churchyard are affected. Just two trees remain there, and it is hoped that they remain disease free. Services this Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am and Family Service at 10am. Don’t forget that there will be a showing of the Christmas film ‘ Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger’ on Sunday 2 December at 3pm.

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Remembrance: Westfield Church was packed with well over two hundred people for the Service of Remembrance on Sunday, which was followed by the laying of wreaths at the War Memorial. Guides, Beavers, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers had marched along the main road to the church, and took part in the service, which included remembering individually each person on the War Memorial. This has brought to a close a moving week with poppies in remembrance displayed by all sections of the community, and an amazing and thought-provoking week-long exhibition about World War 1.

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‘Westfield Remembers’ World War I Exhibition: This wonderful commemorative exhibition drew many visitors to the Church Hall last week-end. With many boards describing the stories of Westfield residents who served in WW1, it was an amazing and thought-provoking display. Hours of painstaking work and research has been undertaken by the creators of the exhibition – congratulations to all concerned. There is still a chance to see the exhibition in the church today and tomorrow from 10.30am to 4pm. The displays of poppies along the main road have been completed – what a stunning tribute from all sections of the village community. The phrase ‘Lest we forget’ has truly been taken to the hearts of residents.

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Poppy Display: No one passing through the village can fail to be moved by the display of poppies along the main road. Co-ordinated by Parish Clerk Kate, all sorts of village organisations, young and old, and individuals have come together to create a most beautiful poppy display. All sorts of crafts have been used to festoon trees, the telephone box, the verges, fences and walls with tributes in memory of those who have served this country in this special year commemorating the end of the First World War.

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Last week-end: was very busy for some, with the autumn village tidy in the morning, and the seniors tea party and Messy Church in the afternoon. All were very successful, and there are some lovely photos on the Westfield Church and What’s on the Westfield Facebook pages. Thank you to all the organisers who gave up a lot of their time!

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World’s Biggest Coffee Morning: Thank you to everyone who supported this last Friday. This raised an excellent £316 for. Macmillan Cancer Care.

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World’s Biggest Coffee Morning: This annual event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support is this morning at the New Inn, courtesy of Patrick and The Hub, from 10am-12 noon. Lovely cakes on offer! Please support this worthwhile cause.

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Horticultural Society Autumn Show: What a wonderful Autumn Show last Saturday! The difficult growing conditions of the summer seemed to have made little difference to the quality of the exhibits, and as always, there were impressive arrays of fruit, vegetables and flowers. Beautiful flower arrangements extended along one side of the hall, and there were tempting cookery items to rival Bake Off, and creative arts and crafts. The Sussex Beekeepers too had a good display of honey and beeswax products. There will be a full report, including details of prizewinners, and photos in this paper.

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