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Full Council Meeting – 14th June 2023

Full details of the next agenda can be found here along with any agenda papers.

Residents are always welcome to attend the Parish Council meetings to discuss any local matter or ask questions to the Officer or Parish Councillors. It would help to have any questions prior to the meeting so we can try to get an answer for you. Please email the Clerk at clerk@westfieldcouncil.org.uk.

Westfield Annual Assembly 2023 on the 24th May from 6.30pm

The Parish Council is organising again the annual assembly for the community to come and meet the new Parish Council who will be leading the council until 2027. The evening will follow a similar format to last year. Local community groups and sports clubs will be attending and this year we will have speakers from the Citizen Advice Bureau who will also be on hand to answer questions from the community. There will be free wine, canapes, tea and coffee for all Westfield residents. This year will also see the return of the Rose Bowl award. We hope you will be able to join us.

Notice of Election for District and Parish Elections 4th May 2023

Details of the notice of election and the full timetable can be found on Rother District Council’s website by clicking here.

The Parish Council has been informed that nine valid nominations were received for Westfield parish. Therefore, there are enough nominations for a quorum on the parish council, but not enough to require a poll. As the number of persons remaining validly nominated at the close of withdrawals does not exceed the number of councillors to be elected, these persons shall be declared to be elected. For results of the uncontested elections by ward please click on the below links:

The Parish Council has two vacancies, one in Westfield Ward and one in Westfield Lane Ward. If you would like to apply for either of these please click here for further details.

Community Open Spaces Started 1st Feb 2023

Thank you to the residents who were able to join us for the first Warm Hub session. Following on from the Rural Services Drop-In Clinic the Parish Council is now running a weekly community open space at Westfield Church, St John the Baptist. This is an opportunity to come in for a hot drink and a warm welcome every Wednesday between 10.30am and midday. The events are open to everyone and the Parish Council is very thankful to Rev. Sandi and the Church Wardens for their support in getting this event up and running.

The sessions are run by our Parish Clerk to speak to residents about any local Parish matters. If you want to know anymore about these events or would like to come and volunteer for any session please contact Jane on email clerk@westfieldcouncil.org.uk.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Rural Pop Up Services 17th January 2023

Thank you to everyone who attended. It was a great evening and we even had our local PCSOs and their sergeant attend. Details of the services who were at the session can by clicking here. Updates on future events will be posted onto the website and on the Westfield Parish Council Facebook.

Cost of Living Support

Links to the support available from benefits, warm house checks, financial advice can be found by clicking here.

Proposal to Remove Disused Brick Shelter

The disused brick shelter opposite Londis needs repairing.  The Parish Council carried out an online survey which showed over 70% of respondents wanted the disused shelter removed. Councillors recognised this was only an online survey so further plans will be drawn up about the site and presented at the Annual Parish Assembly on the 31/05/2023 and a paper and online survey will also be available for people to feedback on.

Westfield Online Tennis Booking System – goes live!

To make booking the Westfield Tennis Courts easier for all, we have created a system to book automatically – you can choose to book either court and also change/cancel bookings immediately, meaning you have more time to practice your backhand.  

That’s an Ace in our book!  

Click to be taken to the booking system 

Westfield Community Fibre Project – October 2022 update

The Parish Council can confirm that the Openreach Community Project to connect over 800 properties within Westfield Parish to Ultrafast Full Fibre has been moved into delivery planning stage. This is so exciting and makes the many months of hard work and partnership working with Openreach all worth it. Extra special thanks has to be given to Jessica from Openreach. Many of you met her at the Parish Assembly when she gave her presentation. She personally has pushed this project forward and made it happen which has been fantastic. Also many thanks to MP Sally-Ann Hart who helped in the finals stages to get the project over the line.

MANY THANKS to all the residents for your patience. I know this has been ongoing but many of you will be able to upgrade existing contracts once the ultrafast broadband is available. It is still going to take time for the project to be rolled out but it is a very exciting time. Further details can be found here.

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2021/22

The Parish Council’s Annual Accounts are audited each year in accordance with guidelines issued by the Audit Commission.  Please click on the below links to view the internally and externally audited files.  To view the closure of audit notice and files please click here.

Westfield Parish Council statement on the sad death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A Book of Condolence for Her Majesty has been placed at St John the Baptist Church for residents to sign. We hope many residents will write their messages in book at the Church. The Royal Family have also set up an online Book of Condolence for the Queen at https://www.royal.uk/send-message-condolence. The Church have also suggested any resident wishing to lay flowers in honour of Her Majesty the Queen can place these outside on the left hand side of the church door. The Parish Council would like to thank the Church for organising the Book of Condolence and providing a central point in the Parish to lay flowers.

Annual Parish Assembly 25th May

Westfield Parish Council invited all residents across the Parish to celebrate the community of Westfield and all they have achieved over the last few years. We had a wide range of sport clubs, clubs and local charities attend the session as well as many residents. It was very well attended and thanks were given to all residents and volunteers over the last few years especially those who kept groups going, the local businesses who adapted during the pandemic and all the volunteers who took food and medications out to residents. Special thanks were given to Ken Munday and all the volunteers involved in the amazing Westfield Lights having raised over £100k for St Michael’s Hospice as well as Robbie Jones for all of his hard work maintaining the church yard.

Home Page

This website has been set up to help residents find all the information they need from their Parish Council.  The Home Page will feature the latest news with links to various pages about up and coming events and meetings.  The Parish Council will start to add in more information and pages related to Parish Council news.  If you have any views or feedback we welcome any comments and please send to clerk@westfieldcouncil.org.uk.

Westfield Parish Council
PO Box 66
TN19 7FE