BEM for Joan Downing: Congratulations to Joan Downing, who has been awarded the British Empire Medal for Rural Inclusion in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. What a fantastic achievement !
The New Inn: Are holding a number of events in the near future, please check their website www.newinnwestfield.com. Please remember that the Wednesday coffee mornings are very busy & booking is almost essential.
New PCSO: We are fortunate as a village community to have been taken under the wing of a new and enthusiastic Police Community Support Officer, With a view to being a prominent and approachable figure in our village, Deme is keen to introduce himself to village residents, parents and guardians and would be happy to say hello whilst on his rounds.
Westfield Youth Club: runs a number of fun events. For more information contact Min Stratford on 07952 995743.
Westfield Horticultural Society: With Westfield Village fete and the trip to Wisley now in the past, activities continue. Members and others would have collected their free pumpkin seedlings from the Fete. I missed out, so I am imparting some secrets of growing a large pumpkin for the competition. Pumpkins are mainly made up of water and they, being members of the gourd family, are of a tropical nature. Therein lies the clue. They should be planted in a sunny place and also an area with abundant moisture. So if you haven’t done so, choose such a situation. They also like a fertile soil, so if no manure is at hand, a half handful of national Growmore incorporated in the soil should suffice for the time being. The immediate aim is to get the plant growing and as they are trailing plants they will need plenty of room. More tips will follow as the season progresses. The next trip is a self drive outing to Downderry Nursery, Hadlow, Near Tonbridge on Saturday, 25th July. This nursery, set in a walled garden, is home to the largest collection of Lavender and Rosemary species. Plants are propagated there. We will be having a tour of the nursery, an illustrated talk and a demonstration as to how Lavender oil is distilled. More details will follow in due course. In the meantime, don’t forget to find and like Westfield Horticultural Society on Facebook. All the activities are described in more detail.
Westfield Women’s Institute: meets in the Parish Hall at 2.15pm on Tuesdays. New members are always welcome; just turn up, or for more information contact the President, Mrs Julie Lloyd, on 01424 754013.
The Friendship Club: continues to meet alternate Mondays from 2-3.30pm in the Parish Hall. Whist and bingo are enjoyed by members, with a chat over tea and biscuits. The subscription is just £5 per year, and new members will be made very welcome. For further information please contact Jean Hobson on 753095. The next meeting is on June 22nd with future dates planned on - July 6th & 20th.
F3 (Friends, Fun, Fellowship): This is a group open to all women of any age. Please ring Helen 01424 752052 for more details
Westfield Scout Group: is celebrating its centenary this month. The Group has an excellent reputation with all that it offers to Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, but sadly in this special year the future of the group is uncertain as new leaders are urgently needed when work commitments force the retirement of two leaders in July. If you can help, even on an occasional basis, please contact Frances 01424 754548 or Rose 01424 754080 for more information.
Westfield Newsagent: is now a collection point for myHermes parcels. This is very useful for sending and collecting parcels. Please pop in for more information. They are also collecting the supermarket vouchers on behalf of the village school, just drop them in.
Pass and Move: runs football coaching sessions every Saturday at St Leonard’s Academy from 9-10.30am (£3.50) or 9-11.30am (£5) and in Westfield during the week & over school holidays. For information please email Duncan on email@example.com, or call Tony on 07545 813545, visit Facebook:/PassMoveBattle or see the website, pass-move.com.
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 secretary firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westfield Community Hub: Meets at the Plough on Friday mornings from 10 – 12. For further information www.westfield-hub.co.uk
Budding scriptwriters: There is an introductory course commencing soon where you can learn all aspects of writing for TV & Films. Although delivered by professionals, it has a vastly reduced introductory price of £25 instead of £120 (total for all 4 workshops). Follow this link for further information. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scriptwriting-course-tickets-16963295674?aff=erelexpsim
The Rye and District Association of the National Trust: Planned events include Saturday 27th June, Playing The Clown, The Barn Theatre, Smallhythe Place at 6.30 pm. Brian Freeland will give his very personal performance of George Bernard Shaw. Tickets are £10 pp and can be obtained from Smallhythe or by returning the form from the Spring-Summer Newsletter to Ros Adkins. Bring a picnic to enjoy before the performance; 16th July there will be an Outing by coach to Quebec House and Chartwell. Tickets are £15 pp. Lunch can be purchased at Chartwell; a ‘Fun’ Golf Day will be held on Friday 21st August. Please contact Marion Brunt on 01424 883566 or Ros Adkins on 01797 253763; email email@example.com ;
The village website: www.westfieldvillage.co.uk has all sorts of information about village organisations, events, Westfield Community Association and the Parish Council. This is your website, set up to serve the village community, and your contributions, news and views are needed.
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