The wonderful Westfield Christmas lights: have been packed away until next year, and the Christmas trees cleared from the church. The organisers shortly hope to find out the how much money they have collected for St. Michael’s Hospice, and are hoping for a record amount. I understand that over £5,700 had been collected by Christmas Eve – amazing!

Services at the Parish Church: this Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am and Morning Praise at 10am with activities for younger members of the congregation. The last week-end in January will celebrate Plough Sunday, starting with a concert with ‘Taylor Maid’ at 4pm in church on Saturday, January 30, which promises brilliant jazz, folk and swing music. Tickets (£6, children free) will be on sale at Archers Butchers or by ringing 01424 751029, and include tea and cake. Plough Sunday itself will be celebrated with special guests in church on Sunday, January 31 at 10am, when you are invited to mark the beginning of the agricultural year by helping to decorate the plough.

The Mobile Library: visits Westfield on Tuesday, January 12, stopping at Geary Place from 10.40-11.25am, with books for adults and children, DVDs, talking books and reference materials. There is disabled access.

Westfield Women’s Institute: meets in the Parish Hall on Tuesday, January 12 at 2.15 pm, when Harry Pope will be talking about ‘How not to run a hotel’. The competition is a folded napkin, so expect beautiful creations. Members are reminded that 2016 subscriptions are due. New members are very welcome; contact W.I. President Val Walkinshaw on 07927 403200 for more information.

The Youth Club: meets in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, January 13 from 6.30-8pm. New members aged 8 to 16 are welcome. For more information contact Dan at westfieldyouthclub@yahoo.co.uk or telephone 07899 917952.

Have you made a New Year resolution: to improve your fitness? Keep fit classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Community Hall from 7.15-8.15pm. These are fun and friendly sessions suitable for all levels of fitness. The first class is free, and then the cost is £4 for one class, or £3.50 each for two classes in a week.

Fitsteps has resumed classes: on Mondays in Westfield Parish Hall from 7.15-8.15pm. See their website www.fitstepswithsue.co.uk, ring 07503 180555 or email fitstepsue@gmail.com.

The 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.

A new Village Voice: correspondent is being sought to replace George, who is no longer producing the Westfield contribution. We thank him for his work, and until a replacement is found please send any contributions to janice.bolton@westfieldvillage.co.uk.

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