Beckley

Little gate farm is a fantastic care farm project for learning disabled adults and children in Beckley, in horseshoe lane. They are recruiting at the moment- volunteers for various roles, they are particularly keen to recruit from the local villages. www.littlegatecarefarm.co.uk. Further info call Claire 01797260125

Beckley horticultural show summer show Saturday 19th July 2pm at Beckley village centre. Refreshments available homemade cakes, teas all welcome. All exhibits must be delivered to the hall by 10-11am. Entrance to the show will be at 2pm after judging has taken place.

Saturday 19th of July Beckley Park Cricket Club are holding a summer party at the cricket ground. Tickets are £20 in advance or £25 on the gate which includes a quality barbeque and all your drinks. We have the fantastic Scarlettoes Band performing throughout the evening. All are welcome tickets are available from the Rose and Crown.

Beckley Park Cricket Club 2014 season are always looking for new members to join our club. If you, or you know anyone thatwould like to play either regularly or just one or 2 games a year please contact me on 01797 260161 or 07599175491. Important note if you or you have neighbours that park on the pavements in Main Street please STOP! The local police will be chasing up this problem in the village and can result in finds as people must be able to pass with a pushchair, wheelchair or just walking the dog.

On the subject of dogs on pavements the fouling has got really bad along Main Street. There are bins along the main street jubilee field please use them.

Bit of a book worm? Don’t forget Northaim Library based in Northiam Village Club, Main Street, Northiam. A small village library run by volunteers its open on a Thursday and Saturday afternoon 2-4pm.

Sunday 27th July 10am Beckley church are holding a pet service. The service will be outside All pets and people are very welcome.it will be a short service so bring the whole family and pets!clearly once a strong congregation its slowly dwindling, the Church now shares Services between Beckley and peasmarsh so please support your beautiful church.

The Better Beckley project, A village led project to upgrade the facilities in the Jubilee Field and improve the conservation and wildlife assets in the adjacent Frog Field, opening it up for the leisure and education.

There is a widespread support for a more ambitious approach to the quality of amenities in the jubilee field largely focussed around seeking ways to significantly improve play facilities so families don’t have to travel to nearby villagers to use the resources there. Coupled with this there is a less well known but still very important movement to make more of the frog field by enhancing it and opening it up for leisure and education. Both fields are the village assets owned by the parish council and therefore belong to all of us. The better Beckley project is an initiative started up by a group of villagers to come up with a plan that achieves both objectives under one umbrella.

There is a Facebook group “Better Beckley” it’s been set up as an open group so anybody can join.

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.

Why not check out Rother’s new updated website you can search information by entering your postcodes which then gives you news on your bin collections etc. www.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

Beckley’s clubs, society’s, classes and groups held in the village hall. Why not join one today.

Regular monthly Council Meetings held in the Village Centre’s SMALL HALL DOWN STAIRS. Every 2nd Wednesday at 730. Visit the website for updates. www.beckleyparishcouncil.co.uk

Beckley computer club 07904 837 751

Beckley Park Cricket Club 01580 830245

Beckley Baby Club every Wednesday £2 (term time only)

9.15-11.15 free tea, coffee for parents. Free snacks for the children.

AEROBA-FUNK High/Lo Impact Aerobics with an Old Skool Style and Mix’d Sounds (70’s, 80’s, 90’s plus) Every Tuesday 6.30pm-7.30pm Beckley Village Hall Emma 07809 887471

Pilates every Wednesdays 1.30pm 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

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 want me to put something is this column, please email it’s here from you! Whether it’s an upcoming event, information on a society anything Beckley this is your column. beckleyvillagevoice@live.co.uk

Mrs Deborah Ongley

Beckley Main Street