Westfield

Westfield Parish Church: This Sunday’s services are Holy Communion at 8am and with Youth Church at 10am.

Barn Dance: Last chance! Have you bought your tickets for tomorrow’s barn dance for Friends of Fia at 7.30pm in the Parish (Church) Hall? Live music and a beans and burgers supper for £7.50. Buy your tickets from Archers or The New Inn, or ring 07980 053608.

The Friendship Club: meets in the New Inn on Monday 19 March from 2 -3.30 pm. Members play bingo and whist with a cup of tea and biscuits for 20p during the afternoon. A couple of outings will be arranged for regular members during the summer. The yearly subscription is £5. New members are always welcome; contact Derek Edwards on 01424 753155.

Yoga: A new class starts in the Community Hall at 6pm next Wednesday, 21 March, costing £5 per session. Contact Debbie on 07969 949984 for more information.

F3 (Friends, Fun, Fellowship): The next meeting is in the Parish (Church) Hall on Thursday, 22 February at 7.30pm. Rev’d Graham Atfield will be talking about Chaplaincy at the Conquest Hospital. F3 is open to all women of any age, and meetings are usually held monthly, with admission just £2. Come along whenever you can for a warm welcome. For more details telephone Helen on 01424 752052.

Duck Race: Westfield Scout Group’s ever-popular Duck Race is next Sunday, 25 March at 1pm. As usual, the ducks will be thrown from the bridge at Forge Stream, Cottage Lane at 1pm, and burgers and hot dogs will be available from 12.15pm. Please buy your lucky duck number (£1) from Scouts, Archers Butchers, or at the field on the day. There will be a special class for your own character ducks, too, with entry £2 on the day. Let’s hope for good racing conditions!

Westfield Parish Assembly: The Parish Assembly is on Tuesday 17 April at 7pm in the Church Hall, with free wine and nibbles from 6.30pm. The meeting will include contributions from Sussex Police, a report from the Chairman of the Parish Council, displays from local organisations, and news about the latest Parish Council projects. The Rose Bowl and Certificates of Thanks will be presented to our special volunteers in our community, and nominations are needed for these by 30 March. This year the volunteer categories are Young People, Older Residents and New or Improved Project. There is more information and a form to download on the Westfield Parish Council Facebook page, or you can send an email explaining details and reasons for your choice.. Please submit to the Parish Clerk, Kate Darbyshire, as soon as possible.

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.