George Sunderland, Heathlands

Services at St John’s Church, Westfield for September are posted outside on the church notice board.

The jumble sale last Saturday at Westfield Community Hall in aid of Cancer UK and Myeloma Research, raised an excellent £326. Organised in memory of Wendy Pemberton by her friends, they wish to pass on their thanks & gratitude to all helpers & “jumblers” & hope to see you again next year.

Please support the Westfield Scout Group Jumble Sale at 2pm in Westfield Community Hall on Saturday 28th September. Donations of jumble gratefully received at the Hall from 12.15 p.m., but please, no TVs, monitors, or items larger than a chair.

The Westfield Horticultural Society is holding its Autumn Show tomorrow Saturday,14th September in Westfield Community Centre. Doors open at 2.30p.m. members and children free, others 50p entrance. In addition to our usual outstanding exhibits the bee-keepers` association will be showing their produce. There will be a raffle, teas and a tombola. Please come and support us. If you wish to enter, schedules are available from committee members and entries must be in by Thursday, 12th September.

The Friendship Club will return on Monday 16th September with some more outings to look forward to. Meetings are at the Parish Hall 2 p.m. every other Monday. Future dates 16th, 30th September, October 14th 28th, November 11th 25th with our Christmas party on 9th December.

Community Speed Watch volunteers for Westfield. Information from Sussex Police invites villages to set up groups of volunteers to carry out this worthwhile speed check. I am sure you will all agree that some motorists travel far too fast through our village and we need to do something to help change their behaviour. Villages that have already taken part in a speed watch initiative report that there has been a noticeable reduction in speeding. Initially, I am looking for expressions of interest, volunteers need to have some free time to participate in initial training by the police and then become part of a group of ideally 10 who would operate the equipment on a rota basis. Unfortunately, if there is insufficient interest it will not be cost effective for the police to deliver training. To find out more See http://www.westfieldvillage.co.uk/node/4527

If you can help Westfield Football Club in any way please contact the club. They are presently putting things in place to ensure both local football opportunities at all levels & for all ages with the 1st team playing in Senior Football. Therefore if you would like to offer one off or ongoing support, both on & off the pitch, before during or after games please get in touch with the Secretary on gilljordan@rocketmail.com

The Youth Club offers a great time. It runs on Wednesdays from 6.30-8pm. You need to be a member, so contact Dan 07899917952 to register.

The F3 women’s group had a presentation regarding the St Michael’s Hospice Neighbours campaign publicised in the village earlier in the year. This scheme is looking for people to volunteer their time by giving a few hours a week, fortnight or month on a day and time that suits them, within their local area, to help with everyday tasks such as putting out the washing, walking the dog, cooking and daily chores – or just chatting over a cuppa. The first Westfield volunteers are being trained, but more are needed. Please contact Jane Cave on 01424 445177 ext. 6012, or email jcave@stmichaelshospice.com if you think you can help.

Westfield Beavers are now full & taking names for a waiting list.

Westfield Women’s Institute meets on Tuesdays, ring 01424 754013 for more information.

Sainsbury’s vouchers for Westfield School can be dropped into the new look “Westfield News & Village Store” where Richard & Dan will happily collect them from you.

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 are assured at the Hub every Friday morning between 10am and midday.’

Have you received your copy of the Westfield Community Association Newsletter, August – November 2013? Inside is a plethora of information & signposts to most of what is going on in the village. It’s a “must see/read” & something to be kept in your home, office or magazine rack for ongoing reference.

Neighbourhood Watch – Coordinators are required to cover Churchfields, Cottage Lane, Main Road, New Cut & New Moorsite. For more information please contact our village PCSO Richard Perchard on 07796336862 or Richard.perchard@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Whitegates Summer Fete held on Saturday 31st August was once again blessed with lovely weather. It was by far the busiest to date & congratulations must go to the staff team for arranging such a brilliant event, including a never ending afternoon tea with gorgeous sandwiches, savouries & cakes. The recipients of funds raised are St Michaels Hospice.

What would you like to see included in the village website? The Westfield village website team members are always looking for ways to improve this community website. Please help by completing our short feedback survey. The link is on the home page of www.westfieldvillage.co.uk

Rye & District Lions – inc Westfield. Community Transport “Gets a Lift” from the Lions. Rye and District Lions Club have made another donation to Rye and District Community Transport. Their latest donation of £1,000 brings the Lions total donations to them to £3,000 over the last three years. A large part of this donation was raised at a Coffee Morning and Afternoon Tea, held in Rae Festing’s garden, hidden away off Rye High Street, and the Lions increased the money raised to £1,000. In addition to the coffee and tea, light lunches were served and there were stalls selling plants, books and cakes. Following the Lions running their stalls at most local fetes, the Horse and Dog Show and the Maritime Festival, their last fund-raising event of the summer was their Annual Rye Raft Race and Fete. However, they will seen on Rye streets on Saturday 21st September when they will be acting as marshals for the annual Cinque Ports Speakers’ Procession, which this year takes place in Rye. The procession through the streets of Rye will be accompanied by a band.

To send information for the Westfield Village Voice, please email george@roker.f9.co.uk