Benefice of Westfield Easter Services 2014

13th April 2014 - Palm Sunday Matthew 21:1-11 - 8am St John’s BCP Communion, 9.30am St John’s Holy Communion with procession (We meet outside Westfield School gates at 9am),

17th April – Maundy Thursday 7pm St John’s Holy Communion

18th April - Good Friday 10am St John’s Good Friday Workshop, 3pm St John’s An hour by the cross

20th April 2014 - Easter Day Matthew 28:1-10 - 6am St John’s Sunrise Service, 9.30am St John’s Holy Communion

The Churchyard Tidy takes place tomorrow April 12 from 9.30am-12pm,and more volunteers are needed to help. Please come along with suitable tools for removing brambles and weeds, cutting grass etc. Ring 751129 for further details.

Over 40 volunteers braved the showers of hail and rain for the Spring Village Tidy last Saturday. Thank you to everyone who helped, especially Cubs, Scouts and the other children; it was lovely to see litter-free roads afterwards with the daffodils looking so pretty.

Westfield WI meets in the Parish Hall on Wednesdays. New members are always welcome; just turn up, or ring Julie (01424 754013) if you would like to know more.

There will be a fete meeting in the Community Hall dining room on April 16 at 7pm for anyone interested in either helping in any way at all or with ideas about what they would like to see on the day. It will be an informal fun meeting, so please come along. The more the merrier!

The Friendship Club meetings are at the Parish Hall from 2 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. each fortnight. The forthcoming dates are 17th April 14th and 28th. Whist, bingo, scrabble and dominoes are enjoyed by members with tea and biscuits during the break. New members will be made very welcome, ring Jean on 01424 753095 for more information.

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

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 “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

Update on above ref New Cut. There is a Coordinator who is looking forward to hearing from local residents – Paul Billingham plbillingham@dsl.pipex.com

Westfield Community Speed Watch volunteers have completed their first traffic monitoring session. In the hour and a half session they recorded the details of four speeding motorist, and have passed on the information to the Police. There are more sessions planned in the next few weeks and we hope that their visible presence will encourage more drivers to comply with the speed limit in Westfield. If you would like to help it is not too late to join. For more information please contact Jackie on 01424 755210 or email westfieldparishcouncil@yahoo.co.uk

Westfield residents need to be aware that Battle Fire Station is threatened with being downgraded. Please make your voice heard by visiting www.esfrs.org/publicconsultation, where an on line questionnaire can be completed which lodges your objections. You can also visit #StandUp4Battle (Twitter) or contact your local Fire Authority Rother members John Barnes (cllr.john.barnes@eastsussex.gov.uk) and Stuart Earl (cllr.stuart.earl@eastsussex.gov.uk). The campaign is being organised by Helen Ashenheim, who will be delighted to talk to you on 07791 277921 or 01580 881813. In particular, there are considered to be many errors of fact in the Fire Authority’s consultation document.

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.

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

George Sunderland, Heathlands