Mrs Deborah Ongley,
Beckley Main Street

The village jubilee cookbooks have gone almost 200 copies sold. Although there might be one left at Trevor’s if you’re lucky! Our thanks goes to Trevor for helping to sell the cookbook and the money raised is being put aside should the village clock ever need any maintenance etc.

There has been a miss print in the peasmarsh and Beckley church parish magazine. The 10am Holy Communion service will be at Peasmarsh church not Beckley as published in the parish magazine.Sunday 28th October the parish harvest festival from Beckley and peasmarsh will be to celebrate with a family service at all saints church Beckley 10am

Tickets are selling well for the 40’s & 50’s Night. Saturday 24th November 7-11pm. Held at Beckley village centre, this is a fund raising event for Beckley Village Centre as they are in need of some new curtains to match the new windows! So why not come along for a real village evening with friends, family and meet other villagers. Enjoy the very best music of 40’s & 50’s, played by top DJ’s. Lots of bunting, flags, jiving, red lip stick, tea dresses poke-a-dot dresses! Whether you dance the night away or just sit back and enjoy it with great company.

Bring your own drinks & nibbles. (There will be free tea & coffee) Fancy dress would be great, but don’t be put off if you don’t want to dress up! Just come along and support this great village event. Tickets are £7.50 if you pay for your ticket before 1st November or £8 on the door. Box office 01797 260 846. Or email to have your name put on the door for your ticket.

The BSA is holding a quiz with supper on Friday 30th November 7.30pm at Beckley village hall. If villagers & friends would like to enter a team to find out who are the “Brains of Beckley” please can they email the BSA tickets are £10 per person to include supper and teams of no more than 8 please and will be available from the school office after the half term holiday

Sadly 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

Beckley Parish Council has their new website up and running. Please check it out. .

Friends Of Beckley Church has been going for some 23 years now and was formed to preserve the fabric of All Saints and its Churchyard. You do not have to be religious to join it’s simply there to preserve Beckley’s oldest heritage building for all of us and for those that follow us in our lovely village. Membership for life costs just £20 and we are keen to welcome new members to help out with our village events.

Please contact Mike Hancock on 01797 260525 or Keith Ford on 01797 260223 for details

Don’t forget Jempsons Bus service. They run a daily bus service for customers without their own cars, the elderly and those with mobility problems, to the Peasmarsh Superstore.

The service runs through Beckley every Monday and Tuesday (once in the morning, then again in the afternoon) calling at the Rose & Crown then Four Oaks, the bus will conveniently stop anywhere if it is safe to do so in-between these points.

For a copy of the new timetable view the website

Beckley Buzzy Bees Toddler Group. They meet at the Beckley Village Hall, Every Wednesday morning from 9.15 to 11.15.Supported by the Playgroup and a qualified member of staff is on hand during the session to assist with the organisation and to coordinate events. Speakers are regularly arranged and a “healthy snack time” is part of the session. The group offers a friendly supportive atmosphere to all visitors for just £2.00 a session (to cover running costs) everyone is welcome throughout the morning and more details can be obtained from Julie on the Playgroup phone numbers or by e-mail at

Beckley Village Walking group. We meet up on a Sunday morning at the Beckley village centre. For more information email or call 01797 260843

Bargains in Beckley. Setup for locals to sell items they no longer need and want to sell, if you are looking for something why not try posting a wanted 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 133 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. Rother District Council has a fly tipping telephone line 01424 787000 or an online reporting system 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 Preschool aim to provide activities and equipment in a relaxed and happy atmosphere so that children will progress in all areas of development and become independent in preparation for school. We believe that a child’s first experience in a learning environment should lay a good foundation for their enjoyment of education and discovering new experiences. Beckley Preschool opening times are: Mornings 9.00am - 12.00pm Monday to Friday. Lunch Club 12.00pm - 1.00pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please call Beckley Preschool for further information: 01797 260582 or visit their website .

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.

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

THE FRIENDS OF ALL SAINTS have a Coffee Morning in the Village Centre on the FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH usually in aid of other Local and National Charities. We have a Book Stall and a Raffle. It’s a chance to meet and chat and has proved very popular over the 15 or so years it’s been running. Everyone and anyone are welcome to come along and share in the friendship. Please contact Mike Hancock on 01797 260525

Fancy joining Rye & District Lions Club? Although not based in Beckley, they cover the village and in fact go out as far as Hawkhurst. We do have members from Beckley and would welcome more. More information email

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

Or join our Facebook group Beckley Village Society with over 132 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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