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

The Friendship Club: meets monthly 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 monthly in the Parish Hall. New members are welcome; please ring Julie 01424 754013 for more details.

Churchyard tidy: 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.

Village tidy: Many thanks to the hardy volunteers who braved the rain to take party in the Village Tidy on Saturday. Around twenty bags of litter were collected, much of it drinks cans and bottles, sweet and crisp packets and cigarette packets – rather a sad statistic. We also thank the residents who regularly pick up litter in their own patches of the village throughout the year.

Westfield Scouts: are holding a Jumble Sale in Westfield Community Hall at 2.30pm (tomorrow) 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.

Community Hall: 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.

Race Night fundraiser: Westfield FC are hosting a race night at the Parish Hall on Saturday evening November 8th from 7 until 11. Entry is £5 pp inc a free draw (on the night) for a bottle of champagne. There will be a bar & snacks available and funds raised are to support providing football for all ages.

Access to Employment, Training & Volunteering: The Rye Partnership are hosting an event at Battle Memorial Hall on October 30th 9.30 – 12.30. There will be job opportunities, courses available & information on volunteering.

Rye and District Association of the National Trust: 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