Westfield village voice

Information on the Services at the Parish Church of St John the Baptist can be found on the Church Notice Board.

The Church looks forward to the induction of our new Vicar, Revd. Robert Mulford, on Monday, July 2 at 7pm.

The next meeting of the book club will be on Monday, July 28. The book is “The Road Home” by Roas Tremain. Contact Sue Stephenson for details.

Westfield Horticultural Society has announced the results of the Diamond Jubilee Scarecrow Competition. The winner was Mr Winters, with ‘Royal Bodyguard’, with the Hammond Family and ‘Sponge Bob Squarepants’ second and the Bell Family third with ‘Freddy Mercury’. Whitelands Kennels’ ‘Royal Corgi’ and Strawberry Fair’s ‘The Queen in Rollers’ were highly commended. The standard of the entries was very high, and the organisers thank everyone for taking the time and effort to build such wonderful characters. They are indebted to sponsors PCM Estate Agents for their help. The prizes and certificates will be presented at the WCA AGM on Monday, June 25. Photos of the scarecrows can be seen on the village website at


Westfield resident Nick Brown continues his guided walks in the area. His timetable up to September is as follows:

Wednesday 15th July @ Queens Head, Icklesham

Saturday 28th July @ Bodiam Castle

Sunday 26th August @ Pevensey

Saturday 8th September @ Alfriston

Wednesday 19th September @ Ticehurst/Bewl Water

The cost is £3 per person. Please check his website www.spanglefish.com/1066routes for more information. It is advisable to book in advance by ringing Nick on 07918 907265. Nick’s book ‘The 1066 Country Walk’ is recommended by the 1066 Tourist Board and signed copies are available from him.

Westfield Community Association holds its Annual General Meeting at the Community Hall at 7.30pm on Monday, June 25, with refreshments served.  Everyone living in the parish is welcome. The WCA’s governing Council is made up of representatives called Group Members from organisations in the parish, and an equal number of Full Member places available to those who live in the parish and wish to get involved in the Community in a personal capacity.  Elections to the Council’s Full Member places will take place at the AGM, along with the annual election of officers.  Election forms need to be submitted by June 15, so if you think you might be interested in becoming  a Full Member of the Council or just want further information please contact the Chairman, John Barnett, 753323 (johnbarnett9@googlemail.com) for details.  The WCA are also looking for a new Secretary. The Council only meets 4 times a year, so if you would like to offer your organisational skills please contact John Barnett for a discussion.

The East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre is a registered charity providing a no charge mobile information and advice service for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people living in East Sussex. The mobile unit will be visiting Westfield on Thursday, June 28, and will be in the Old Court House Inn Car Park from 10.30am – 3.30pm.

The vehicle, which is funded by the Big Lottery, is equipped to offer equipment demonstrations, hearing screening tests plus a hearing aid maintenance and battery service. It is accessible to wheelchair users and representatives from both the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre and Adult Social Care will be available to provide individual information and advice on all aspects of hearing loss. For further information please contact the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre on 01323 722505 or email info@eshrc.org.uk.

Westfield Village Fete takes place on the school field from 1-4pm on Saturday, June 30. This is organised by the WCA and Friends of Westfield School. This is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the forthcoming Olympic Games, and you are encouraged to come in suitable Olympic fancy dress! There will be the usual stalls and sideshows, wacky races, fancy dress competition, food and a barbecue. Please call 07952 635448 if you can help in any way on the day, if you can offer raffle or tombola prizes or cakes, or unwanted or cracked china for the crockery smash. Items can be left at ‘Selwood’, Main Road Westfield at any time.

Westfield Golf Fellowship had another great tour to Bournemouth. Surprisingly the weather broke on each of the 3 days allowing for dry golf! This even more amazing as the motorways, roads & towns nearby were flooded! The overall winner of the European Trophy for 2012 was Westfield’s own Jake Burton, with local people Tim Cheal and Lee Case being runner up and 3rd respectively. Their next event is The Captains Bucket on the evening of July 19th at Hemsted Forest (Cranbrook). For more information please telephone Nick on 07939587796 or email george@roker.f9.co.uk

The Sedlescombe and Westfield Club of the East Sussex Disability Association (ESDA) is looking for new members.  ESDA is a charity organisation led by disabled people and provides expert advice, information and practical support.  ESDA has dedicated accessible coaches with fully qualified driver attendants providing a door to door service for members.  The Sedlescombe and Westfield Club have outings on the second Thursday of the month, and the next outing is to ‘The Wheatsheaf’, Little Common, on 12 July.  Members participate in fundraising to keep the costs down, so there is simply a contribution requested towards the transport. If you fancy getting out and about, making new friends or if you would like to volunteer to help, please give Marianne a call at ESDA on 01323 514531 or email marianne.colliard@esda.org.uk.  Visit www.esda.org.uk for more information.

The Rye and District Lions (including local villages and Westfield) now have a video called “The Lions Story”, which gives the history and full details about the Lions on YouTube and this is shown in two parts : Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXyhEYLEubA

Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upaECKpkxL0 .They would welcome enquiries from any man or woman in the area, who would like to join them for fun with fundraising.” Details of the Lions can be obtained by ringing 01797 252921 or visiting their website at www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/ryedistrict/ .

For information and news about Westfield, please visit the village website www.westfieldvillage.co.uk.

To send information for the Westfield Village Voice, please email george@roker.f9.co.uk

George Sunderland, Heathlands