Westfield news
Westfield news

The Westfield Community Association: Village Fete was a huge success last Saturday, thanks to the efforts of Annie and helpers. The festivities started from the New Inn, with Section 5 Drummers and Trevor’s horse and trap leading the way to the Parish Field. Despite earlier worries the weather was fine, and visitors were entertained by the drummers, Princess Baby Ballet, Rusty Nuts, Theatre Sense and Acromax. An array of impressive classic cars, model aircraft and lots of stalls to visit completed the attractions, and a good time was had by all.

The Westfield Community Association: AGM, for all residents, is on Monday, June 20 at 7.30pm in the Community Dining Room, so please attend if you can. Refreshments will be served, so come and hear about past and future plans for community events in the village. Your input is important.

The Westfield Draw: raises funds for Westfield Community Association as well as giving members a chance to win a cash prize every month. New members are always welcome to join. Renewals (£10) for existing members are now due. Please leave your remittance (cash, or cheques to WCA) in an envelope with your details at Westfield News for Pauline to collect.

Services at Westfield Church: this Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am and 10am. Westfield Church celebrates its Patronal Festival next Sunday, June 26, with a very special outdoor Family Service and the visit of Bishop Martin (Rt Rev’d Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester). Everyone is welcome. The service is at the later time of 10.30am to allow time to get everyone seated outside; please bring a chair if possible. Children from Westfield School will be singing their prize-winning song ‘Hastings Seaside Celebration’. The service will be followed by a picnic in the church grounds. In preparation for the celebration there will be a churchyard tidy tomorrow, Saturday June 18, from 9am onwards. Please spare an hour or two of your time, and bring your gardening tools. Ring John 01424 751129 for more information.

Westfield Youth Club: urgently needs permanent helpers to start in September. They have now lost three members of the team due to other commitments and will not be able to carry on without the help of new volunteers. It would be very sad to see this successful Youth Club close. Helpers need to be available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 6-8pm. Please contact Min on 07952 995743 for more details.

The mobile unit: of the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre will be visiting Westfield next Thursday, June 23, and will be in The New Inn car park from 10.30am – 12.30pm. The bus is accessible to wheelchair users and representatives from both the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre and Adult Social Care will provide free advice on all aspects of hearing loss. The bus is equipped to offer demonstrations of assistive equipment and hearing screening tests. For further information please contact the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre on 01323 722505 or e-mail info@eshrc.org.uk. Please make sure that anyone you know with hearing problems is aware of this service.

Don’t forget that the Westfield Parish Lunch Club: meets today at 12.45pm in the Parish Hall, providing a two course meal for just £3.50. This is for those over 50, or disabled and living in the parish, and new members are welcome. The co-ordinator is Doreen Smith (01424 751417).

The WCA is organising a Tea Party: for Westfield’s senior residents to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. This will be in the Community Hall from 3-5pm on Saturday, June 25. Tickets are free, but need to be booked in advance by ringing Rosemary 01424 754080 or Philippa 01424 753316.

Westfield Horticultural Society: is organising a coach trip to the fabulous gardens of RHS Wisley on Saturday, July 2. Everyone is welcome, and the cost is £15 per adult and £5 per child, payable in advance. The coach leaves Geary Place at 9am and returns around 5.30pm. Ring Mike on 01424 552485 for details and to book your place.

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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