Mrs Deborah Ongley, Beckley Main Street
We’ve all put a wheel up on the kerb when space is tight, whether it’s a quick run into the local shop, or a sneaky parking spot. Leaving your car straddling a kerb and taking up the whole pavement especially in residential areas makes life very difficult for some people. If you use a wheelchair, for example, or have a pushchair, it can be impossible to use a pavement if there is a parked car on it. So please have a thought when parking on the pavements in Beckley that there is room for a push chair night or daytime!
Beckley Guides has closed for the time being as there is no longer a Leader. If anyone thinks they would like to become a Leader, they would get a lot of support and there is a really good training programme, they can email Pam, or phone 253177 or text 07963877878
Another way to keep updated on the village news, Cllr. Bernard Baverstock will be writing a monthly article in the Parish Magazine giving a personal view of parish business.
Spring fair on Saturday 27th April in Northiam, if you would like a stall or to feature an advert in our programme please contact Sharon Parker on 01797260582 or Kayleigh on 01797252799 (email@example.com) for more info and prices, spaces are limited and on a first come first serve basis, all proceeds go to Northiam nursery and Beckley preschool which is a registered charity
If you would like to advertise your trade/business we are creating an A5 programme which will be given to our Beckley and Northiam parents and members of the public on the day of our spring fair in April! All proceeds go to Beckley preschool and Northiam nursery
Beckley Players are performing “Calendar Girls” in May. The performance dates are Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th May, and tickets will go on sale from 1st May. Box office contact number nearer the time. They anticipate this to be a very popular show, which is why they are doing 5 performances, instead of the usual 4. Showing times and prices to follow closer to the date.
A date to remember Saturday 15th June 2013. 40’s & 50’s Night at Beckley Village Centre 730pm till 11pm. Tickets are £6 on the door. Come along and listen and dance to the sounds of glen miller, vera lyn, Jackie Wilson plus many more played by “Beckley’s very own DJ Darcie Rose” and guests. Bring you’re your drinks and nibbles. Further info www.charlestonjivesqaud.co.uk
Bargains in Beckley. Setup for locals to sell items they no longer need and want to sell, if you are looking for a Christmas present or clearing out the loft why not try posting a post. No selling fees like most internet sites or local free papers. Just go on face book and enter Bargains in Beckley and join this free group we have over 166 members.
So that residents are aware they can contact our District Councillor Ian Jenkins via e mail. This will help the parish by giving you more immediate responses to questions or concerns. firstname.lastname@example.org. Rother District Council has a fly tipping telephone line 01424 787000 or an online reporting system www.rother.gov.uk/article/3133/i-want-to-report-fly-tipping.Please give full details of location and what the fly tipping consists of.
Dog fouling isn’t just unpleasant, it’s illegal. Dog owners have a responsibility to clear up after their pets, those that don’t can face fines of up to £1,000.If you would like to make a dog fouling complaint please phone 01424 787000 if you don’t make this call they will keep letting their dogs do it.
Beckley Village Centre is available to hire. By people hiring and supporting fund raising events put on by the hall committee it will keep the hiring costs down. Why not book a Children’s party, wedding reception or conference. For further information on charges and hall bookings call Margaret Lenton 01797260420
Why not join one of the many groups held in Beckley village centre.
Beckley Baby Club every Wednesday 9.15-11.15 £2
Aeroba-Funk. High/Low Impact Aerobics with an Old Skool Style and Mix’d Sounds (70’s, 80’s, and 90’s onwards) Suitable for all levels of fitness. Tuesdays 6.30pm.Emma 07809 887471
Pilates every Wednesdays 1.30pm contact Sarah Lush 07769651899
Taekwondo every Wednesdays 4.30pm contact Petra Darvill 01233 330128
Beckley Trefoil Guild meets Third Monday of the month in the Small Hall at 7.30 Secretary Julie 252404
Brownies Thursday 6.30pm
Table Tennis every Thursday mornings old & new members welcome Carol Cobby 01797 252382
Yoga every Friday mornings contact Evelyn Lamb 260569
Friends of Beckley Church Coffee Morning 1st Tuesday 10.30am
WI 2nd Monday 7.30pm contact Ann Jones 260527
Regular monthly Council Meetings are held in the Village Centre’s Meeting Room. Every 2nd Wednesday at 730. www.beckleyparishcouncil.co.uk
Village Lunch 2nd Thursday 12.30pm bookings Tony Bryant 260518
History Society Friday evenings contact Dennis Ward 260313
Beckley horticultural society 01797 260232
Beckley players 01797 230572
Beckley bowls club 01797 252129
Residents of the village may like to also join Beckley village society; it’s been set up to inform villagers of the goings on in Beckley by an email informing you of everything from fetes, fairs, sport events and future housing planning. To join just send your name to email@example.com
Or join our Facebook group Beckley Village Society with over 151 members now, the site can be used for local businesses, sharing events or just to post a photo of the beautiful Beckley scenes.
If you see anything suspicious in the village please call
PC Nigel Collins 07787 685691 or 0845 6070999.
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