George Sunderland, Heathlands
Information on services this week at St John’s the Baptists Church, Westfield can be found on their notice board.
A new, exciting children and youth group based at Westfield church on Sundays from 9:30 to 10:15 called “Jam & Ignite”. Come join us fortnightly for activities ranging from crafts, story telling, dancing and games. For more information please call Natalie or Jay on: - 07795578466.
Westfield Scout Group is holding a Jumble Sale (tomorrow) Saturday 9 February at 2pm in Westfield Community Hall. Admission is just 20p, with lots of bargains for everyone. Donations of jumble gratefully received at the Hall from 12 noon, but please, no TVs, monitors, or items larger than a chair.
St Michael’s Hospice will be starting the Hospice Neighbours scheme in Westfield (and Sedlescombe) later in the year. Hospice Neighbours is a network of community based volunteers who, after short initial training, provide company and help at home with small practical things which make such a difference to people with a life limiting illness. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the Hospice Neighbours team at email@example.com, or by ringing 01424 445177.
The Youth Club resumed in January & runs on Thursdays from 6.30-8pm. You need to be a member, so contact Dan 0789 991 7952 to register.
Westfield Beavers are recruiting so if your son or daughter is looking for “fun and friends” why not give us a try. Must be aged between 6 and 8, meet on Tuesday evenings 5 - 6p.m. Ring Rose on 754080 for further details.
Westfield Women’s Institute meets on Tuesdays, ring 01424 754013 for more information.
The Westfield HUB meets at ‘The Plough’ on Fridays from 10am to 12noon. A warm and friendly welcome and a decent cup of tea/coffee is assured at the Hub every Friday morning between 10am and midday.’
Westfield Football Club is looking for help with support in providing football for all ages. If you feel you could help either in preparation or during games, please get in contact with the club.
PCSO. The Westfield local PCSO has recently changed again. From January 14, 2013 Richard Perchard has returned as Westfield’s Police Community Support Officer. Welcome back, Richard!. Email Richard.Perchard@sussex.pnn.police.uk For non urgent calls please ring 101 and for serious incidents continue with 999.
Westfield Ladies Stoolball indoor team needs new members over 16 years to play on Tuesday evenings at Claverham Community College during the winter. Membership is £2 for one month, and the games fee is £2.50. Telephone Rose on 01424 756875.
Street Dance classes have started again for those 7 years and over on Fridays from 6.15-7.15pm in the WCA Hall. The first class is free, then the cost is £4.50. Contact Amanda on 07762881260 for details.
Kick start the new year with Legs, Bums and Tums on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.15pm in the WCA Hall. This is a very friendly group, with aerobic and toning exercises suitable for all levels of fitness. £3.50 per class.
Skating times in the community hall on Fridays for children are now 4 til 5 pm.The Westfield Wildlife website is worth a visit, especially as winter approaches. Please go to http://westfieldwildlife.wordpress.com to share wildlife observations or gain information. Any wildlife observation whether mammal, bird, insect, or flower may be posted on the website, and photos are particularly welcome.
Battle Area Community Transport . Just to confirm arrangements - passengers do not have to ring to book a seat for Sainsburys. They only have to ring if they want to book the flexi services on the back page going to Tunbridge Wells, Rye, Tenterden etc. Our normal bus services on Wednesday at 11:12 boarded just by waiting at the stop. We are starting 3 new bi monthly bus services with pickups in Westfield. These are Maidstone on 12 March, Hailsham on 22 March and Ashford 26 April. Bus passes can be used on all our services but they would need to book their seats in advance by calling me on the number below. Times will be arranged once they have booked their seat and arranged where they require pick up from. We will then confirmed the route and I will call them a few days before with a confirmed time. For further details please contact 01424 772001 Website: www.bact-online.co.uk
The Friendship Club meets in the Parish Hall on alternate Mondays from 2-3.30pm. The next meeting will be on Monday 18th February 2.0 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. in the Parish Hall and thereafter alternate Mondays. Yearly subscription £5 with 10p per meeting. New members will be made very welcome.
Westfield Golf Fellowship. The 2013 programme will be coming out soon. For more information please telephone Nick on 07939587796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This year’s village fete will be on Saturday, July 6, and volunteers are needed to help set up, run stalls and clear up afterwards. Just an hour of your time would make all the difference to the success of the fete. Please contact Sarah on 01424 755721 and email@example.com, or Min on 01424 753752 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westfield Women’s Institute meets in the Parish Hall on Tuesday, February 9 at 2.15 pm. Terry Kane will be talking about ‘Wartime Radio up to 1950’s’. New members will be welcome.
There is a quiz night for St Michael s Hospice on Feb 21st from 730 at The Plough. For more info call 01424 75 1066
Westfield Horticultural Society holds a Quiz Evening in the Parish Hall, Feb 16th at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. This is for tables of 6, and tickets are £5 in advance, or £6 on the door. Ploughman’s supper is included, but please bring your own drinks and glasses. Contact Nicholas Wilde on 07786 864713.
The Sedlescombe and Westfield Club of the East Sussex Disability Association (ESDA) is looking for new members. ESDA is a charity organisation led by disabled people and provides expert advice, information and practical support. ESDA has dedicated accessible coaches with fully qualified driver attendants providing a door to door service for members. The Sedlescombe and Westfield Club have outings on the second Thursday of the month. Members participate in fundraising to keep the costs down, so there is simply a contribution requested towards the transport. If you fancy getting out and about, making new friends or if you would like to volunteer to help, please give Marianne a call at ESDA on 01323 514531 or email email@example.com. Visit www.esda.org.uk for more information.
The Rye and District Association of the National Trust. Saturday 9th February 2013 - Our New Year’s Lunch planned for 19th January had to be postponed owing to the snow. The new date means that members and friends who were unable to attend on the original date may now find that they are able to do so. If you would like to join us the New Year Lunch will be at Powdermills Hotel, Battle.12.30 for 1.00 pm. The cost is £24.50 pp. But you will have to make your booking quickly so that the hotel can be advised of the new numbers. For more details and to book your place please contact Ros Adkins on 01797 253763
Lions Blow Their Horns. Rye and District Lions were delighted to once again fill Beckley Village Hall with some 110 members of the public for their Burns Night Brass Band Concert for the seventh year running. The evening raised a net total of over £600 and Malcolm McDonough, President of Rye Lions, announced on the night that the Lions would increase this to £1,000 to be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support as at all previous concerts.
This would be allocated towards the new Cancer Support Centre being planned for Sussex at the Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton. The audience were welcomed with hot mince pies and mulled wine before enjoying a varied repertoire of music from Sussex Brass. The haggis was borne into the hall by Lion Jim Radley to “Scotland the Brave”. Sussex Brass played a varied selection of music from musicals to classics and naturally included a Scottish medley. The conductor, Steve Hollamby, amused the audience with anecdotes, jokes and facts about the music and a highlight was a version of “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic” played on the bass tuber. The evening was rounded off by the audience joining in “Auld Lang Syne”, followed by the Band’s signature tune, a rousing “Sussex by the Sea”, which the audience also sang along to, helped by Rye Age Concern bringing along their song sheets. Rye Lions have been pleased to have several new members join recently and would still be delighted for more adults to join them. Any adult who would like to have fun raising money for those less fortunate and to enjoy a monthly social should contact Terry Cobby on 01797 252382.
For information and news about Westfield, please visit the village website www.westfieldvillage.co.uk.
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