Local Clubs and Organisations

Westham Village Conservation Group Westham Village Conservation Group was formed in 2014 with the aims of: stimulating public interest in the history, character and beauty of Westham Village; acting as a forum for conservation issues raised by residents; and, encouraging wise conservation, enhancement and improvement in and around the village. The Group organises events, including lectures on local flora and fauna, and wildlife walks. You can visit its website: wvcg.uk where you will find details of how to join. Membership is open to anyone who lives in or around Westham. So, if you feel that you would like to play a part in helping to preserve and enhance the rural character of the village, we would like to hear from you.

Foxes Hollow Residents' Association
The Residents' Association was set up in 2002 to maintain and improve the estate of Foxes Hollow, Stone Cross. It consistently has the majority of residents on the estate join as members which allows us to speak on behalf of the estate as well as raise funds for activities we think are beneficial and neccessary to provide.

Members receive regular newsletters thoughout the year and full access to the web site at foxeshollowestate.com. We also provide members with a copy of our 'recommended tradesman list', listing over 80 local tradesmen / companies where members have put their names forward after completion of good works. We also organise a Neighbourhood Watch alert which is run by the Association but covers the whole estate, members and non members.

Further information from Stuart McMillan, Chairman, on (01323) 764 350

Westham Evening Women's Institute
Meetings are held at 7.30pm on the 4th Thursday of each month in Westham Village Hall. On average 40 members and guests meet to enjoy a large variety of talks and demonstrations on a wide variety of subjects. There are also lots of monthly clubs that cover anything from outings, knitting, socialising to making cakes!

New members are always made very welcome and encouraged to bring their friends to join in with the friendly and entertaining atmosphere.

For more details, please contact Maria Bayne, Secretary on secretarywesthameveningwi@yahoo.com or call 07795066818.

Westham Sequence Dance Club
Good music - new and old favourite dances.
Fridays 7.30pm - 10.00pm. Westham Village Hall, Peelings Lane. Leaders:

For more details please contact, Jack and Pip Tel 01323 484917.

Kent & East Sussex Railway (Sussex Group).
The group supports the K.E.S.R.
Meeting on the second Tuesday of the month (Not August) at Westham Village Hall, 7.30pm.

All are welcome.

For more information, please contact J Durrant Tel 01323 764807 or T Lawrence Tel 01323 845108.

Eastbourne & District Cage Birds Society
Our Club has been formed for over a hundred years. We meet the first Thursday in each month at Westham Village Hall, Pevensey at 7.45pm until 10.00pm.

We are interested in all cage and aviary birds. Maybe we could be helpful if anyone has a problem with their birds.
We have a speaker at most of our meetings on all aspects of 'Bird Keeping' from Management to Showing.

If you are interested, please come along and see what we have to offer, we are a very friendly group and would welcome all newcomers.

For more information call George Tel 01323 488169 or Colin Tel 01323 728314.

Westham Pop-in

Westham Pop-in were delighted to be able to send 105 pounds to the Children in need appeal as a result of donating their takings for one morning recently. Thanks go to all who generously contributed to this wonderful result. Mrs Wragg made approximately 50 shortbread Pudsey bears for sale which swelled the total considerably.

The Christmas Pop-in will take place on Wednesday 18th December when mince pies and carol singing will be order of the day.The Leo Hospice for children will benefit from the annual raffle this year. Gifts for the raffle will be much appreciated. The Pop-in is open every Wednesday (not Christmas and New Year days) from 9.30a.m. till 11.30a.m.at Westham Village Hall. Books are always on sale, and your spare books will be gratefully accepted. Coffee/tea and biscuits 35p.

Any queries please contact Mrs Tingley Tel.01323 761032.

Stone Cross Mill Trust

Stone Cross MillStone Cross Mill Trust (SCMT) is a registered charity that owns Stone Cross Windmill. This Windmill is a Grade II* listed building and is a significant part of this country's industrial heritage. The Windmill is located off Beggars Lane BN24 5EA to the east of Stone Cross crossroads. When travelling from the crossroads towards Westham, turn right just after Millers Keep estate. Stone Cross Mill Trust is solely responsible for the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of this tower mill.

The volunteer maintenance team work throughout the year to complete essential repairs and ensure that the windmill continues milling. The external paintwork has been restored so that once again this major Parish landmark can be seen.

The Mill is open to the public from Easter (or April) to the end of September and guided tours are available to visitors by volunteer guides. Entry is free and the Mill relies solely on modest membership subscriptions, flour sales, donations, sales of refreshments and souvenirs.

The Mill Store adjacent to the Windmill houses the Tea Room and has a disabled toilet. The Tea Room sells flour, souvenirs and provides a comfortable meeting place for local people and visitors to sit and enjoy refreshments and cakes.

The Heritage Centre in the Roundel provides information about the local area as well as details of the previous restoration in 2000 The Roundel is also available as an exhibition centre to local community groups.

The Trust are always looking for volunteers who are willing to help in a number of practical ways such as building maintenance, guiding visitors, baking cakes and helping serve refreshments. Please contact the Chair if you are interested in being a volunteer or visit the Windmill one Sunday afternoon for a chat with one of the Trustees.

Private group visits are always welcome and arrangements can be made for daytime visits by telephoning Barbara Molog 01323 483470 or email scmt2012@yahoo.co.uk.
website: canavideo.co.uk/StoneCross