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Sunday was the pet service at Beckley church. It was a beautiful sunny morning; the service was enjoyed by ponies, dogs of all sizes, tortoises, children and adults. Thank you to Bill for a lovely service.

The parking of cars and work vans on the pavements in Beckley Main Street, especially by the Old Post office, when there is an event on at the village centre. It has been an ongoing pet hate for local people. This problem has been reported to the local police. Please make people aware that parking on pavements you can be reported and find will be given. It just takes 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 or van.

Here to help” is in the need of volunteers in the Beckley area as there is only one volunteer who is now getting very busy. They help Elderly and young people when they first come out of hospital. It might be offering transport to the doctor or hospital, even doing a little shopping or helping to cook a meal. Fuel is paid please if you can spare some time to this great cause call for more details 01797280377.

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 small group of villagers to come up with a plan that achieves both objectives under one umbrella.

If you want to be involved and find out more about this fabulous project. There is a Facebook group “Better Beckley” it’s been set up as an open group so anybody can join. Also there are flyers around the village with more contact information.

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.

If you have a dog DONT let it do its business on the 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. Why not check out Rother’s new updated website you can search information by entering your postcodes which then gives you links to dog fouling, 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.

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.

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