Beckley

Deborah Ongley, Beckley Main Street

Next Sunday is the Beckley 10k Race 3rd November 2013 Beckley Village Centre 11.00 am. The 9th running of this popular village race. A challenging run along the lanes around this pretty East Sussex village. Hilly in parts, the home stretch, though, is straight and largely downhill-ish, so a fast finish is guaranteed. Runners of all standards welcome. All race profits to Beckley Village Centre. Medals plus free beer, homemade cakes and fruit to all finishers. Includes Children’s Race at just £2 entry, why not get a sponsor form and raise money for their school, club or charity. You can download an entry form from this link to the website http://www.nice-work.org.uk/events.php?id=11 01797 230009 info@nice-work.org.uk. They are also in need of more volunteers to help with the marshalling, drink stations etc. Please call Steve on 01797 260232.

Whilst this may not affect you directly now -it will do. The deadline is 31st October. ESCC are consulting (again) on the free school bus service. They plan to save money by only providing free transport to your nearest secondary school starting in 2014 In Beckley’s case this is Rye .This means that those of you who would rather send your child to Robertsbridge will have to pay for the bus fares yourself (poss in region of £600 a year). This removes the element of choice for many and so it is vital that you get online and enter this link https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/childrens-services/transport-provision-for-joint-community-areas

Click on “online survey” and fill it in with your views. Some feel that this is already a foregone conclusion but parent power has worked before so there is always hope or even maybe get them to provide an alternative such as only paying difference or freedom passes approx. £100 as they do in Kent. Please spare two minutes to fill it in and also to pass this on to anyone you know that is willing to help get our views across. Mrs Channon has spent a lot of time putting a petition together that anyone can sign at Beckley school, plus varies other places in the village so sign it now before next Thursday’s dead line.

People are still parking their cars on the pavements in Beckley main street, please be aware that the local police are aware of this problem. Just take a minute to check if you have left enough room for a mother and push chair to get through! They shouldn’t have to go on the main road to pass your car.

Beckley preschools are holding a jumble sale on 17th November at Beckley village centre from 10am till 12. So why not have a clear out they are after any jumble please drop it off at the village hall. You can drop off anytime during the week.

Beckley preschool Christmas Arts and Craft Fair - 23rd November Beckley Village centre, phone 01797 252799 to book a table.

Both Beckley Preschool and Northiam Nursery run weekly toddler group sessions during term time. Northiam Tadpoles meets on Tuesdays from 9.15 to 11.15am at Northiam School. Buzzy Bees runs every Wednesday from 9.15 to 11.15am at Beckley Village Centre. Both sessions cost just £2. We are very friendly; we have even got fantastic reviews on the Netmums website.

2014 will 100 years of the Great War in 1914, we are looking into the names of the Beckley men sadly killed that are commemorated on the memorial. If you have any information on these names below please contact bernardbav@hotmail.co.uk 01797260 416.

WALTER L ALEXANDER,ALBERT J BATES,REGINALD E BATES,ALFRED C BLANCHE, ROBERT H BLUNDELL,JOHN T BLUNT,ERNEST BRYANT,ARTHER BUTLER,JESSE CARTER,BERT CATT,R.F ARONALD EDGELL,REGINALD E FIELD,ALBERT FIELDER, FRED GOLDSMITH,HYLAND HARVEY,FRANK MILLS,EDWIN PHIPPS, EDWARD PLAYFORD, CHARLES H SCOTT, ALBERT E SKINNER AND GEORGE JOHNSON.

If you have a dog DONT let it do its business on the playing fields and pavements in Beckley. There are dog fouling bins in the village so use them. If you see any owners not picking up their dogs mess, they can be reported with £75 find. If you would like to make a dog fouling complaint please phone 01424 787000 or complete an on-line complaint forms via Rother website site.

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. cllr.ian.jenkins@rother.gov.uk.

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

A list of some of the clubs, society’s, classes and groups in Beckley.

Why not join up today!

Beckley computer club 07904 837 751

Beckley Park Cricket Club 01580 830245

Beckley Baby Club every Wednesday (term time only), 9.15-11.15 £2

Aeroba-Funk. High/Low Impact Aerobics with an Old Skool Style and Mix 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

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

Beckley Rangers club chairman Phil Brain on 01797 260513 or secretary Peter Sands on 01424 882579.

If you see anything suspicious in the village please call

PC Nigel Collins 07787 685691 or 0845 6070999.

If you want to put everything is this column, please email. beckleyvillagevoice@live.co.uk