Westfield

The New Inn: Are holding a number of events in the near future, including a Beer Festival in August, please check their website www.newinnwestfield.com. Please also remember that the Wednesday coffee mornings are very busy & booking is almost essential.

Westfield Youth Club: runs a number of fun events. For more information contact Min Stratford on 07952 995743.

Westfield Horticultural Society: The activities of Westfield Horticultural Society continue with a self drive visit to the Downderry Lavender Nursery at Hadlow, Kent, on the Saturday 25th July 2015. Hadlow is on the A26 which is accessed from Tonbridge and is just over an hour’s travelling time. The visit which will cost £5 per head which includes a guided tour of the garden and greenhouses, talks on lavender growing and breeding and a demonstration of the distillation of lavender oil. Tea and coffee will be provided. The meeting point will be at the New Inn car park, Westfield at 9am where full instructions will be given. Please contact Tricia Oakland on 01424 755683 to book and enquire about places for those who would like to go, but do not drive. After the visit to the Lavender Nursery, there will be a chance to visit the Broadview Garden Centre and tea rooms within the grounds of Hadlow College. Don’t forget to find and like Westfield Horticultural Society on Facebook. All the activities are described in more detail

Those of you that are growing pumpkins for the Pumpkin competition should be observing how the plants are growing. It is a good idea to start off with three pumpkins per plant, but choose the one which is growing the best and remove the others. Nutrients to the plant come from the soil, so by increasing the roots, the plant will benefit. This is done by layering the stalks and easily done by putting some soil over a convenient stalk and weighing it down with a brick or such like. Roots will develop and benefit the plant. Don’t forget to apply some liquid fertilizer to both the main roots and these subsidiary roots once they have developed. This will also develop the leaves that are needed for photosynthesis.

Westfield Women’s Institute: meets at 2.15pm in the Parish Hall. New members are always welcome; ring the W.I. President Julie Lloyd on 01424 754013 for more information.

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 July 20th.

F3 (Friends, Fun, Fellowship): This is a group open to all women of any age. Please ring Helen 01424 752052 for more details

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 Scout Group: is celebrating its centenary. 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 the forthcoming school holidays. For information please email Duncan on duncan.jones@live.co.uk, or call Tony on 07545 813545, visit Facebook:/PassMoveBattle or see the website, pass-move.com.

Westfield Football Club: do you enjoy community volunteering? They are 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 gillattewell@gmail.com.

Westfield Community Hub: Meets at the Plough on Friday mornings from 10 – 12. For further information www.westfield-hub.co.uk

The Rye and District Association of the National Trust: 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 rosinaadkins@aol.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.

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

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