Westfield

Church: Church Services at St John’s Church are as usual, there will be Holy Communion at 9.30am on Wednesday.

Village Tidy: The village autumn tidy is next Saturday, October 11. Please join the volunteers clearing litter from around the village. Come to the Parish Hall from 9am-12 noon to collect litter pickers and high-viz jackets. Refreshments are provided at the Hall. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

WCA: The deadline for the next WCA Newsletter is Monday, October 12. Please send your contributions to pauline@fpage.plus.com, ring 07786 078588, or leave at Westfield News for collection.

The Friendship Club: meets on Monday, October 12 from 2-3.30pm in the Parish Hall for dominoes, Scrabble, whist, bingo, tea & biscuits. New members are welcome; details from Jean Hobson on 01424 753095.

Westfield Women’s Institute: meets in the Parish Hall on Tuesday, October 14 at 2.15pm. Tony Smith will be talking about ‘Art and Fraud in Art’. New members are welcome; please ring Julie 01424 754013 for more details.

Westfield Horticultural Society: holds its AGM in Westfield Community Dining Hall on Wednesday, October 15, with refreshments from 7pm before business starts at 7.30pm.

The churchyard tidy up is on Saturday, October 18 from 9.30am-12 noon. Please come with suitable tools to help clear weeds and brambles and to trim hedges. Details from John 01424 751129.

Westfield Scouts: are holding a Jumble Sale in Westfield Community Hall at 2.30pm on Saturday, October 18. Donations of jumble are welcome at the hall from 1pm, but please note that we cannot accept computer monitors or TVs, or items larger than a chair.

Anniversary: Looking further ahead, the 30th Anniversary of the opening of Westfield Community Hall is being celebrated at the end of the month. Senior residents are invited to a Tea Party on Saturday, October 25 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Community Hall. To book your free ticket contact Rosie Bond on 754080 or Philippa Woolley on 753316. We look forward to seeing you. The fun continues in the evening with live music and dancing to ‘Sarah G and the other three’. Bring your own food; bar available. Contact WestfieldCA@outlook.com for more details or to book tickets (£2). Finally, there will be a children’s party from 2-4pm on Sunday, October 26. Contact the WCA as before.

Football Coaching: Pass and Move runs coaching sessions every Saturday at St Leonard’s Academy from 9-10.30am (£3.50) or 9-11.30am (£5). Tony and Duncan are both UEFA B (level 3) qualified. For information about these please email Duncan on duncan.jones@live.co.uk, or call Tony on 07545 813 545, or visit Facebook:/PassMoveBattle or see the website, pass-move.com.

Westfield FC: Westfield Football Club is still seeking volunteers to help provide local football opportunities at all levels and ages. If you can offer occasional or ongoing support, on or off the pitch, please contact the club via the secretary gillattewell@gmail.com.

Rye and District Association of the National Trust: On Thursday 16th October Ian Porter will give an illustrated presentation on the subject of Women and the Home Front in WWI to mark the centenary from a different perspective. All Talks will be at Brede Village Hall commencing at 2.00 pm. The entrance fee of £3 (members) and £4 (non-members) includes refreshments after the talk. Forthcoming events - our Quiz night will be held on Saturday 15th November at 7.00 pm in Beckley Village Hall.The cost will be £8 pp including sausage and mash supper.Tables will be for 8 people. Please contact Julie Etches on 01424 882054: julie.etches054@btinternet.com On Monday 17th November we have again arranged a Bluewater Shopping Trip. The cost will be £11.50pp. Please contact Ros Adkins on 01797 253763

Website: 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. This is your website, set up to serve the village community, and your contributions, news and views are needed. The website now has details about locally available seasonal produce for sale from home and ‘back garden’ producers. If you have spare eggs, plants, home grown vegetables, etc. for sale (even if only occasionally) and would like to be included in our new website feature, please email clerk@westfieldvillage.co.uk.

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

George Sunderland

Heathlands