Securing the future of cricket in Westfield
Westfield Parish Council has successfully secured the
future of cricket in the village by purchasing the Cricket
Ground, the first major land acquisition since the Parish
Field in 1810. Having leased the ground since 1927 the
Parish Council have bought the freehold from the
Dunkley family, who have supported village cricket over
many years. The Parish Council would like to formally
thank them for their support and for agreeing to sell the
ground to the Parish. The Parish are also especially
grateful to Roger Carrier for all his help, over the last few
years, in making this happen. The Cricket Club, who
have maintained the ground so beautifully over the
years, can now go ahead with their plans for the new
Cricket Pavilion and expand further the opportunities for
youth and adult cricket in Westfield. To find details of
forthcoming fixtures, or coaching sessions visit
Cricket field


Following changes to the Library and Information Service the Mobile Library Service will close on Saturday 5 May 2018.

After this there are a number of other ways to use the East Sussex Library and Information Service:

17 East Sussex libraries across the county

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 The Home Library Service (for those who are disabled, frail or are caring for someone who cannot be left)

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The Parish Council has launched a brand new on-line booking system for the tennis courts, making it easier to use the courts.

The system is free to use, and the courts cost just £2 per hour to use!

If you would like to sign up, then please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or complete  the form using this link

Strengthening local policing  

As your elected Police and Crime Commissioner, one of my responsibilities is to set the budget for policing in Sussex and ensure that, what local people tell me matters most to them, is reflected in the delivery of policing.

The public tell me that they want to see their financial contributions fund more visible, local policing. They rightly want to feel safe at home, in public spaces, at night time and on the roads. They also expect their police force to be easily contactable when they need to reach them.

I am delighted to announce that Sussex Police has re-opened officer recruitment which I’m sure, is very welcome news to people across our county.

Sussex Police is aiming to attract 200 police officers each year for the next four years and I am pleased that this has been made possible by the public’s support to pay more for local policing.

The majority of Sussex residents who responded to my precept consultation said they were prepared to pay more and I want to see their contributions going into visible and effective local policing.

I have always maintained that protecting neighbourhood policing is a top priority because it matters so much to local people. It’s about keeping the community in policing and the police in the community, providing a reassuring police presence.

The additional funding that the rise in the police precept gives us also means the force has to save less money over the coming years so we can protect 476 police posts that would otherwise have been lost. 

As your PCC I will continue to listen to your concerns and ensure you can see the difference that your contributions to policing will make.

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Katy Bourne