Mrs Deborah Ongley, Beckley Main Street

Lions Blow Their Horns. Rye and District Lions were delighted to once again fill Beckley Village Hall with some 110 members of the public for their Burns Night Brass Band Concert for the seventh year running. The evening raised a net total of over £600 and Malcolm McDonough, President of Rye Lions, announced on the night that the Lions would increase this to £1,000 to be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support as at all previous concerts. This would be allocated towards the new Cancer Support Centre being planned for Sussex at the Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton.

The audience were welcomed with hot mince pies and mulled wine before enjoying a varied repertoire of music from Sussex Brass. The haggis was borne into the hall by Lion Jim Radley to “Scotland the Brave”. Sussex Brass played a varied selection of music from musicals to classics and naturally included a Scottish medley. The conductor, Steve Hollamby, amused the audience with anecdotes, jokes and facts about the music and a highlight was a version of “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic” played on the bass tuba. The evening was rounded off by the audience joining in “Auld Lang Syne”, followed by the Band’s signature tune, a rousing “Sussex by the Sea”, which the audience also sang along to, helped by Rye Age Concern bringing along their song sheets. Rye Lions have been pleased to have several new members join recently and would still be delighted for more adults to join them. Any adult who would like to have fun raising money for those less fortunate and to enjoy a monthly social should contact Terry Cobby on 01797 252382

The next Beckley Parish Council meeting will be Wednesday 13th February at 730pm in the village centre. All very welcome.

PLEASE SUPPORT THIS FUND RAISING EVENING in Aid of the Village Centre. This fun Race Night is being organised for Friday 15th February 7.30pm ready for the first race at 8pm. Entrance is Free, just bring your own nibbles & drink and enjoy the evening. Spend as little or as much as you like! Please ask your friends & neighbours to come along too! Come along and have a Fun night out, we are sure that you will have a laugh or two and you may even go home with a little more in your pocket than you came with! If you require any further information please call Nigel on 260537

A Reminder that a new keep fit class called Cardio-Combat on a Monday evening 6.30pm Beckley Village Hall and also on Tuesday Mornings 9.30am at Northiam Village Hall. Also Aeroba-Funk classes continuing on Tuesdays from at 6.30pm Beckley Village Hall Emma 07809 887471

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

Spring fair on Saturday 27th April in Northiam, if you would like a stall or to feature an advert in our programme please contact Sharon Parker on 01797260582 or Kayleigh on 01797252799 ( for more info and prices, spaces are limited and on a first come first serve basis, all proceeds go to Northiam nursery and Beckley preschool which is a registered charity

Bargains in Beckley. Setup for locals to sell items they no longer need and want to sell, if you are looking for a Christmas present or clearing out the loft why not try posting a 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 166 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.

Senior club at northiam village hall. Every Thursday 1030am to 230pm coffee, armchair aerobics, lunch and entertainment all for just £5. Start back Thursday 17th January call Ann 252343 or Jan 252973 open to Beckley residents and surrounding villages.

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 151 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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