A plea: to all residents, not just members of Westfield Church congregation. All of us benefit from the parish churchyard and church, and even those who are not churchgoers enjoy the backdrop of Norman heritage and that stunning aspect when driving into the village. Please would you spare an hour or two to join the band of volunteers at the Churchyard Tidy-up tomorrow, Saturday, 26 November from 9.30am-12 noon. You will need to bring gardening tools for clearing, cutting, etc., and if the weather is very wet the tidy will be postponed to the following Saturday. Organiser John will be pleased to tell you more if you ring him on 01424 751129.
Westfield Horticultural Society: is holding a Christmas Floral Demonstration evening at 7pm next Tuesday, November 29. As well as demonstrations of three Christmas arrangements there will be a raffle and Christmas refreshments. The cost is £3.50 (members £2) and places must be booked. For more information or to book your place telephone Catherine on 01424 552485.
The amazing Westfield Christmas lights: will be switched on next Thursday, December 1 at 6.30pm. Collections last year raised over £10,000 for St. Michael’s Hospice, so please give generously when you come to admire the beautiful decorations. As ever, the residents involved have worked very hard to capture the magic of Christmas for you.
The Friends of Westfield Church: hold their Christmas Fayre: next Saturday, December 3 from 2-4pm in the Parish Hall. There will be the usual stalls - cakes, books, raffle, granny’s attic, tombola and Christmas goodies. Please contact Jim 01424 751821 or Ann 01424 754355 if you can help. Entrance is £1 and includes refreshments.
The Westfield Village website: www.westfieldvillage.co.uk has all sorts of information about village organisations, events, news and views, Westfield Community Association and the Parish Council. Please use the website Contact page to email contributions for this column.
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