Westfield news
Westfield news

The Family Fun day: run by Westfield Youth Club last Saturday was by all accounts a huge success and blessed with beautiful weather. Thank you to all the helpers and organisations who gave their time, money and services, and of course congratulations to Min Stratford for masterminding the whole event.

Westfield Parish Church: services this Sunday, August 28 are Holy Communion at 8am and Family Service at 10am. Following on from the success of last year’s event, the second great Westfield Vicarage Garden Tea Party takes place on Sunday afternoon from 2-6pm. It promises be an amazing afternoon, with live music from Geoff Bellhouse Band, nationally acclaimed local folk musicians Garry and Edd Blakeley, and Dropping Clangers. With an illusionist, games, cake, refreshments and a plant swap too there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Please bring your garden chairs. This is a free event.

The New Inn: is holding a Beer Festival from 2pm this week-end, with a barbecue on Saturday and live music 7-11pm) and hog roast on Sunday 12 noon with hog roast and live music from 2pm. Contact the New Inn for details.

The Friendship Club: meets in the Parish Hall next Friday, September 2 from 2-3.30pm for bingo, whist or just a chat over tea and biscuits. Several outings are arranged during the year, and new members are always welcome, so contact Jean Hobson on 01424 753095 for more information.

Please support the Jumble Sale: in Westfield Community Hall at 2pm on Saturday, September 3, and pick up lots of bargains. This is the annual sale organised by the friends of the late Wendy Pemberton in aid of Cancer Research and Myeloma UK. There will also be a cake stall and tombola. Donations are welcome from 12 noon on the day, but no large items, computer monitors or TVs. For information please ring Carol on 01424 754571 or Shirley on 01424 754879.

Westfield Horticultural Society Autumn Show: is on Saturday, September 10. As the Show approaches, have a look through the Show Schedule to see what you could enter. There are classes for Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers, Home Produce and Baking, Handicrafts as well as Children and Fun classes.

These are some of the things you may not expect to see:

Misshapen vegetable

A vase of flowers suitable for attracting bees

Miniature garden in a terracotta container

An animal made from fruit and/or vegetables

A toffee apple

Something new from something old

Novice floral arrangement – “Master Chef”

Bottle of homemade liquor

The photography classes this year are “Summer Sports” and “Lakes and Streams”. Children’s classes vary from decorating a welly, making a lollipop, growing a vegetable or making one from marzipan to funky photographs. Whatever your interests in and around the home and garden, there will be something you shine at. Show Schedules can be viewed on the Westfield village website or picked up from Westfield News. We look forward to seeing you at the Show!

Some village organisations: will be changing their meeting days in the Parish Hall from September. This is to accommodate the Playgroup’s request to use the Hall for more sessions. The Friendship Club will now meet on the first and third Fridays, Westfield WI will change to the second Friday, and Westfield Parish Lunch Club will meet on the fourth Friday. Westfield Playgroup will be open from 9am-3pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 9am-12 noon on Wednesdays. Enquiries to Julie Guest on 0779 074 4404 or email jm_guest@hotmail.co.uk. Although Playgroup will no longer be running a monthly toddler group there is a new Parent and Baby/Toddler group in the church every Wednesday from 2pm-3pm in term time from September 7. This is a great chance to have a cuppa, cake and a chat with other parents

The Westfield Village website: www.westfieldvillage.co.uk has all sorts of information about village organisations, events, news and views, Westfield Community Association and the Parish Council. Please use the website Contact page to leave contributions for this column.

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