Deborah Ongley

Beckley Main Street

BSA are after any unwanted Lego or Lego going cheap they would be interested as they wish to set up a Lego club. Please leave in the school fete.
Also any designer/named clothing that you no longer need the BSA would be grateful for, so that “Sarah’s closet” can make a return to this year’s fete. Any good condition items please drop off at the office.
Friday May 10 10am-3pm there will be a free course being held at Beckley village hall for all those interested in helping children stay active. Beckley School has been offered a fantastic opportunity to deliver a new sports club for parents and pupils. The Energy Club programme promotes healthy and active lifestyles, giving families an opportunity to learn fun games and challenges to keep them active. As a parent, grandparent or friend you are invited to attend our adult workshop on Friday 10th May from 10am to 3pm at Beckley Village hall. You don’t need to be fit to come along; just keen to help your children stay active and healthy. After the practical course you will have lots of ideas for fun games and activities to play with your family and friends, as well as getting a free t-shirt and certificate of attendance!
 If you are interested in the Energy workshop for Adults just email Jo Pappenehim, or pop into the school office to put your name down. Why not volunteer with a friend for a fun day with lots of laughs!
Beckley Horticultural Society are holding a coffee morning, plant and produce sale on Saturday 11th May at Beckley Village Centre from 1030am till 1pm. Entry is to be £1 to include coffee and biscuits, and plants and gardening sundries will be on sale.
Beckley Parish Assembly will be held on 17th May 2013 at Beckley Village Hall. All welcome. Don’t forget the official Beckley Parish Council Website for all the latest news on meetings, news and minutes.
New parents to the school Bruni & graham are running a quiz night at Beckley village hall Saturday 18th May 7.30pm start. Please bring your own drinks and a picnic. £5 per adult, £2 per child. All welcome, Teams of up to 8. Tickets now on sale at school office or email £5 per adult £3 per child. Bring your own food and drinks. Saturday 6th July 11am -3pm Beckley school summer fete. All Beckley societies are invited to attend and run a stall for their own cause so that this will be a real community event. Please contact for more info.
Wednesday 10th July 9.30-11am open morning at Beckley school. All the villagers are invited in to come and look around the school and celebrate the children’s wonderful work which will be on display.
Another way to keep updated on the village news, Cllr. Bernard Baverstock will be writing a monthly article in the Parish Magazine giving a personal view of parish business.
The production of Calendar Girls by the Beckley Players, May 21 to 25. The box office is now open and tickets for the Friday and Saturday performances are already going quickly so people need to book soon if they want seats for those nights. Tickets are £7, tel. 01797 260232 to book. Calendars for 2014 will be on sale at the show, all proceeds will be going to Leukaemia Research. They anticipate this to be a very popular show.

A date you must remember Saturday June 15 2013. 40s and 50s Night at Beckley Village Centre 730pm till 11pm. Tickets are £6 on the door. An evening of tracks by glen miller, Vera Lyn, Jackie Wilson. Whether you’re a jiver,rock n roller, lindy hopper or just a toe tapper or just want to sit and enjoy the dancing. played by “Beckley’s very own DJ Darcie Rose” and guests. Bring your drinks and nibbles. Free tea and coffee. More info email

Bargains in Beckley. Setup for locals to sell items they no longer need and want to sell, if you are looking for a bargain or clearing out the loft. 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 194 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.

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

A list of some of the clubs, society’s, classes and groups in Beckley.
Why not join up today!
*Beckley Park Cricket Club 01580 830245 * Beckley Baby Club every Wednesday 9.15-11.15 £2
*Aeroba-Funk. High/Low Impact Aerobics with an Old Skool Style and Mix’d S
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
Beckley Rangers club chairman Phil Brain on 01797 260513 or secretary Peter Sands on 01424 882579.

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 159 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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I quickly want to wish our beautiful little girl Darcie Rose Ongley Happy 1st birthday… where has the time gone? We look forward to the fabulous times she will have growing up in Beckley and also share the lovely memories I have of my child hood in the village.