The Friends of Westfield Parish Church: hold their Spring Coffee Morning from 10am-12 noon tomorrow, Saturday April 30, in the Parish Hall, and everyone is welcome. All the usual stalls will be there, including tombola, crafts, cakes and preserves, Granny’s Attic, books, plants, raffle and refreshments. Please contact Jim 751821 or Ann 754355 if you can help. Both services at the Parish Church this Sunday are Holy Communion, at 8am and 10am.

The Friendship Club: will not be meeting on May 2 as this is a bank holiday, so the next meeting will be on Monday, May 16.

The Annual Parish Assembly: is next Tuesday May 3, when the Westfield Volunteer Awards will be presented to special residents with thanks for their contributions to the village community. Free refreshments (wine and nibbles) are provided from 6.30pm. The Chair of Westfield Parish Council will present the Annual Report, and you will be able to talk to Parish, District and County Councillors about matters of local concern. There will also be displays from local groups and service providers, so please make every effort to come and find out what goes on in your community.

There will be: a mini Beer Festival at the New Inn on Saturday, May 7 from 1-5pm, with Morris dancing, barbecue and live music. Let’s hope for better weather than we’re having this week!

How is your scarecrow building: progressing? The closing date: for the WCA Scarecrow Competition is fast approaching. As this year is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the scarecrows need to have a Shakespeare theme. Entry is free and welcome from everyone - all ages, individuals, groups and businesses. Entry forms with rules are available from the village shops, and need to be returned by Saturday, May 14. Scarecrows need to be displayed from May 28 until June 4, and prizes and certificates will be presented at the Village Fete on June 11.

Westfield Horticultural Society: is delighted to be offering a subsidised trip to Borde Hill Gardens on Saturday, May 14. These stunningly beautiful gardens are located just north of Haywards heath and are well worth a visit for anyone who loves flowers, plants, trees and formal and informal gardens. The coach leaves at 9am, and returns at about 6pm. The cost is £9.50 for WHS members, £12.50 for Westfield Village residents and £19.50 for others, and includes coach, entry to the gardens, and an informative guided tour from one of the gardeners. Book your place by ringing Catherine on 01424 552485.

Visit the Westfield Village website: www.westfieldvillage.co.uk for 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, so please remember to send in your contributions, news and views to keep everyone up to date.

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