The New Inn: Are holding a number of events in the near future, including a Beer Festival on 30th August (Bank Holiday Sunday), from 11am with around 15 to 20 bitters, a hog roast & bbq. If the weather is bad it will be in the conservatory. There is also live music. Please check their website www.newinnwestfield.com. Also remember that the Wednesday coffee & breakfast mornings are very busy & booking is essential, which is also useful for their new Cream Teas.

Westfield Youth Club: is organising another fantastic free Family Fun Day this Sunday, August 16 from 10am-2pm on the Parish Field. There will be crazy golf, fun inflatable’s, a climbing wall, laser quest, bungee run and more. All the activities are free, but please bring money for refreshments and barbecue. For more information contact Min Stratford on 07952 995743.

The annual Jazz Picnic: organised by the Rotary Club of Senlac was unfortunately postponed in July due to inclement weather & it now takes place this Sunday, August 16, with entry from 11.30am, and music from the fabulous Sussex Jazz Kings from 1-5.30pm. This takes place at ‘Camelot’, 90 Westfield Lane, where there will be plenty of parking. Tickets are £10 in advance or £13 on the day and children are free. Bring a picnic to enjoy by the lake; teas, coffee and Pimms will be on sale. For further details ring Pat Connor 01424 756990. Proceeds will go to Glyne Gap Faculty and local Rotary charities.

Westfield Horticultural Society: Plans are finalised for The Westfield Horticultural Societies self-drive visit to The Friary Gardens, The Ridge, Hastings on Saturday, 22nd August 2015. The visit includes a Guided Tour of the redeveloped Victorian farm and gardens. Explore the plant filled poly tunnels; browse the shop and nursery that stock the more unusual plants with refreshments (donations appreciated). The meeting place is the car park of The New Inn, Westfield. Meeting time is 11am. Please contact Catherine Collingwood on 01424 552485 if you intend to come or would like a lift. One should also be looking at the Horticulture Society Year book with regards to the Autumn show which is held in conjunction with the Honey show on Saturday, 12th September. Now is the time to start looking around the garden to see what to enter. The Dahlia classes look tempting but if you have a limited garden, there are plenty of domestic classes to consider. The Show is great social event. Finally, the pumpkins, there are classes for the good, the bad and the ugly. Why not “tattoo” your pumpkin with your name or such like and watch it grow! Don’t forget to peruse the Westfield Horticultural site on Facebook and click like and share.

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. Don’t forget to find and like Westfield Horticultural Society on Facebook where all the up to date information is available.

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: does not meet in August but resumes after the summer break. Meetings will be on September 14 and 28, October 12 and 26, November 9 and 23 and December 7 (Christmas party). New members are made most welcome. Meetings are 2-3.30pm in the Parish Hall, and members enjoy dominoes, Scrabble, whist, bingo, and a chat over tea and biscuits. The yearly subscription is £5, plus 10p each meeting. Ring Jean Hobson 753095 for more information.

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: Westfield Beavers starts again on the 8th September and the new Leader, Katharine Moore, has spaces available for boys or girls looking for fun and friends aged between 6 and 8 years. If you would like more information please call her on 07736146779.

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

St. Laurence Church Guestling: is running its annual flower festival on 21st, 22nd and 23rd August this year. The festival has been running for a number of years, and all proceeds go towards the Church Restoration Fund. The theme for this year’s exhibits is Hymns in the Mission Praise hymn book. The festival is open each day from 10am until 5:30pm, and as well as the floral exhibits, there will be refreshments (including ploughman’s lunch and cakes); bric-a-brac and book stalls; and a tombola.

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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