George Sunderland, Heathlands

Services at St John’s Church, Westfield for next Sunday, February 2, the services are Holy Communion (BCP) at 8am and Holy Communion with JAM and Ignite (for young people) at 9.30am

Westfield Church organised a barn dance last Saturday as part of the Plough Sunday week-end. It was a great evening, with live music, good dancing, and a most superior ploughman’s supper to enjoy. The Plough Sunday service saw an old-fashioned horse-drawn plough brought into the church to be blessed. Two classic tractors with ploughs had also been parked at the church to be admired. It was lovely to take part in the revival of this traditional English celebration of the beginning of the agricultural year.

The F3 women’s group meets monthly on a Thursday at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall. F3 stands for ‘Friends, Fun and Fellowship’, and all women are very welcome. A talk or other activity of interest is followed by a brief Christian ‘pause for thought’, and a chance to chat over refreshments. The spring meetings are ‘A Quiz for the Five Senses’ on February 20, ‘Welcoming the Spring’ on March 27, and ‘An Evening with St. George’ on April 24. Please join us!

The Friendship Club meetings are at the Parish Hall from 2 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. each fortnight. The forthcoming dates are February 3rd and 17th, March 3rd and 17th April 14th and 28th. Whist, bingo, scrabble and dominoes are enjoyed by members with tea and biscuits during the break. Subscriptions of £5 are due on the 6th January. New members will be made very welcome.

Westfield Women’s Institute meets at 2.15pm on the second Tuesday of the month in the Parish Hall, and new members are warmly welcomed. Ring Julie on 01424 754013 if you would like to know more.

Westfield Scout Group is holding a Jumble Sale at 2pm in Westfield Community Hall tomorrow Saturday, February 1. Admission is 20p, and refreshments will be on sale. They would be very grateful for donations of jumble, which can be left at the hall from 12.15pm, but please, no TVs, monitors, or items larger than a chair.

Community Speed Watch update. We have a team of volunteers who are now trained and ready to go. So, you are likely to see us in the New Year using Police supplied equipment to record the speed of vehicles as they pass through our village. It is not too late to join us, if anyone would like further information, email westfieldparishcouncil@yahoo.co.uk

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 gillattewell@gmail.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.

St Michael’s Hospice Neighbours has a campaign in the village. 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.

Supermarkets 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.’

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

Not so early notice!! of a party. Westfield 80s fancy dress disco at the Community Hall

7.30 till 12.30pm. Bring your own alcohol and nibbles. £5 per couple

£3.00 per person on 22nd February 2014. Ticket information to follow.

Could you be a councillor? A vacancy for a councillor has arisen in Westfield Parish Council. See the parish boards or www.westfieldvillage.co.uk for details, or contact the Parish Clerk for more information at westfieldparishcouncil@yahoo.co.uk, or ring 01424 751531.

Rye (& Villages) Lions. Many thanks to Conrad for sending the regular contributions. Conrad has provided information on Westfield related information & hope the new link person contributes just as effectively.

Visit the village website www.westfieldvillage.co.uk for information about village organisations, events, Westfield Community Association, the Parish Council, and all sorts of useful links. Remember this is YOUR website, set up to serve the village community, and your contributions, news and views are needed.

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

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