Westfield

Westfield Church: looks forward to celebrating harvest. There will be a Harvest Barn Dance in the Parish Hall on Saturday, October 3 from 7-10pm, with fantastic live music. Tickets £6 (children free) include ploughman’s supper and dessert, and are available from church or Archers. BYO drinks.The Harvest Festival family service will be celebrated at 10.30am at the Parish Church on Sunday, October 4. This will be followed by a Harvest Lunch in the Parish Hall at 1pm, with Shepherd’s Pie and dessert. Tickets £6 (children under 12 free) are also available from church or Archers.

F3 (Friends, Fun, Fellowship): is a group open to all women of any age. The cost is £3; for more details telephone Helen 01424 752052.

The New Inn: Bookings are being taken for their Christmas menu. Some days are already completely booked, so act quickly. See their website www.newinnwestfield.com.

Westfield Horticultural Society: Members of the horticultural Society will testify that the Autumn Show was one of the best yet, especially the dahlia auction! Now it becomes serious. The AGM of the Society will be held on Wednesday, October 21st at 7pm in The Community Centre, Workhouse lane, Westfield. Put this date in your diary now. Further details will follow. Do not forget the Great Pumpkin weigh in which will be held at The Plough Public House on Saturday,24th October. This will be interesting to see how everybody has fared!

The list of the winners is as follows: General: Banksian Medal for most points in Fruit, veg and flowers - Mr BJ Hillier. Autumn Challenge Cup for most points in show - Margaret Crouch. Vegetables/Fruit Section. G Button Cup for most points classes 2 to 7 - Mr B J Hillier. Derek Foster Cup for best onions from sets - Kelvin Lynch. Draper Cup for collection of vegetables - Mr B J Hillier. Sydney Smith Cup for collection of vegetables - Mr B J Hillier. September Cup for most points in fruit classes - Kelvin Lynch. Flowers/House Plants Section. Honey Trophy for vase of flowers for bees - Mr P West. President’s Cup for best flower exhibit - Margaret Crouch. Garden News Shield for most points in flower classes - Margaret Crouch. Bill Stevens Cup for best Cactus/ Succulent - Margaret Crouch. Home Produce Section. Marianne Davis Cup for most points in home produce classes - John Parsons. Sylvia Adams Trophy for best exhibit in home produce - John Parsons. Handicrafts/Art Sections. Dicker Cup for most points in handicraft classes - Mrs A. Thorne. Quercus Goblet for best exhibit in handicraft classes - Mrs A. Thorne. Certificate for most points in Art Section - Patricia Marston. Floral Art. Gwen Smith Cup for best floral arrangement in show - Chris Lynch. Autumn Goblet for most points in floral art - Chris Lynch. Junior Sections. Junior Cup for best exhibit in Junior classes - Livvy Gibson. Certificate for most points age 7 and under - Renae Russell. Certificate for most points age 8 to 11 years - Alisha Russell. Certificate for most points age 12 to 16 years - Livvy Gibson. Certificate for most points combined Spring and Autumn - Poppy Stratford .

Happy Birthday and congratulations: to the ‘Westfield Wildlife’ website. It has been four years this month since organisers Dave and Ralph started this, and in that time it has had 32,024 views on 392 posts, with the best ever being 274 views on the Long-tailed Blue butterfly seen in a garden in Pett on 10/8/2013. There have been visits from 47 countries worldwide. Please visit us at westfieldwildlife.wordpress.com .

The Friendship Club: Future dates are September 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.

Westfield Scout Group: Westfield Beavers has re started and the new Leader, Katharine Moore, has spaces available for boys or girls aged between 6 and 8 years looking for fun and friends. If you would like more information please call her on 07736 146779.

The WCA: is holding another Tea Party for older residents. If you are over 60 years and a resident of Westfield, the WCA invites you to a tea party on Saturday, October 17 at Westfield Community Hall from 3 – 4.30pm. This is a free event, but entry is by ticket only, available from Rosemary on 754080 or Phillipa on 753316.

Rye Lions May Save Men’s Lives: Rye & District Lions Club have arranged with the Prostate Cancer Support Organisation (PCaSO) to provide a free PSA blood test for men from Rye and nearby villages to assess their risk of any prostate problem, including prostate cancer.

One in every two men will have a health problem with their prostate at some stage of their lives. It could be an infection, benign enlargement or cancer. One in every eight men will develop prostate cancer and those with a family history of the disease are up to three times more at risk. Around 42,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and it is now the leading cancer found in men and almost 11,000 men die of this disease annually. If caught in the early stages, cure rates are dramatically improved with over 80% success. Some of the symptoms of prostate problems are a frequent need to urinate, especially at night; bursting to urinate; slow, difficult or painful flow; stop/start and dribbling; or blood in the urine. PSA stands for Prostate Specific Antigen, it is a simple blood test that measures the amount of antigen, produced by the prostate. It is not a direct test for cancer, but a moderately raised reading can be an indicator of a prostate problem and an even higher reading should trigger further tests to determine if there is a need for any treatment. Some leading clinicians believe all men over 50 should know their PSA and have regular yearly tests. Free PSA testing is offered in Dorset, Hampshire and Sussex by the charity PCaSO. who tested over 1600 men in 2014. In partnership with Rye & District Lions, they are now holding an all-day free test event in Rye for men aged between 45 and 75 at: Tilling Green Community Centre, Mason Road, Rye TN31 7BE on Saturday 10th October 2015 The testing will be conducted by trained personnel and nurses using the latest Mediwatch Bioscan equipment requiring only a finger prick, not a hypodermic needle, or “an armful” as Tony Hancock would say. The added advantage is a test result within 10 minutes. It is essential to book an appointment by ringing 01797 253899 between 9am and 6pm, or by email at carol.f.ward@btinternet.com .

Westfield 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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