Mrs Deborah Ongley

Beckley Main Street

Beckley Parish Council has their website up and running. Please check it out, there is an update on the 30mph for Beckley. The next meeting will be Wednesday 14th November at 7:30pm at the village centre.

The Beckley parish council meeting in January is scheduled for Wednesday 9th January 2013 has been re-arranged and will take place at 10.00am on Saturday 12th January 2013 in the village hall. Should the meeting prove successful, with many villagers attending, the PC will consider quarterly Saturday morning meetings.

This year’s Beckley Christmas Craft Fayre takes place on Saturday 17th November from 10 am until 2 pm at Beckley Village Centre. Come along and do some Christmas shopping! On sale in the main hall will be a range of unique festive gifts by local craftspeople while in the small hall, children can visit Santa’s Grotto or take part in a range of activities including cake decorating, jewellery making and face painting. We have some fantastic raffle prizes this year and as always, Christmas tombola and the ever popular teddy tombola! Anyone wishing to have a stall (from £12) should contact Kath Oliver on 01797 260609. All proceeds go to Beckley Preschool and Northiam Nursery.

Tickets are selling well for the 40’s & 50’s Night on 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 not forgetting a Raffle. 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 £8 on the door. 01797 260 846 or email to have your name put on the door for your ticket.

Beckley horticultural society Monday 26th November at 7.30pm Annual General Meeting followed by a Social Evening held at Beckley village hall

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 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.

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 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

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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