Mrs Deborah Ongley, Beckley Main Street

A very enjoyable evening at the Village Centre last Friday raising money at the Race Night. Good fun and for a great cause. Well done and thank you to Cathy and Martin.

The Rye and District Association of the National Trust Saturday 23rd February 2013 By kind permission of the Mayor, Councillor Shaun Rogers, we are fortunate to be able to hold a ‘Meet and Greet’ event for members and friends at Rye Town Hall from 12.00 until 2.00 pm.Various displays will show our activities through the year and there will be refreshments and a tombola stall. This will be an open event so that anyone interested in finding out more about what we do to support the National Trust properties in our area, as well as the various activities arranged for the enjoyment of our members, will be very welcome to attend.For further details please contact our Chairman, Danny Rushbrooke on 01797 253521

Lions Aid Macmillan.Following Rye and District Lions successful seventh Burns Night Brass Band Concert in January at Beckley Village Centre, the Lions have donated £1,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support. Over the eight years that they have organised these concerts Rye Lions have donated a total of £7,350 to Macmillan.Over the last three years, the Lions have requested that the donation goes to the appeal that Macmillan is organising to build the Sussex Macmillan Cancer Support Centre. This Centre will be built in Brighton and will benefit thousands of people throughout East Sussex. Macmillan needs to raise £3.7 million and to date have raised £1,330,000. The Centre will offer specialist information, welfare benefits advice, counselling services, complementary therapies, a hair and wig service, dietary advice, self help and support groups.Any adult in the Rye area interested in having fun raising money for those less fortunate than themselves and enjoying monthly socials should contact Terry Cobby on 01797 252382 and more details of Rye Lions can be found at .

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

If you would like to advertise your trade/business we are creating an A5 programme which will be given to our Beckley and Northiam parents and members of the public on the day of our spring fair in April! All proceeds go to Beckley preschool and Northiam nursery

Beckley Players are performing “Calendar Girls” in May. As soon as I know dates, showing times and prices I will let you know.

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.

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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