Deborah Ongley

Beckley Main Street

Beckley Parish Assembly will be held on Friday 17th May 2013 at Beckley Village Hall. All welcome. Don’t forget the official Beckley Parish Council Website for updates on the latest news, minutes for the parish council meetings

New parents to the school Bruni and Graham are running a quiz night at Beckley village hall Saturday May 18 at 7.30pm start. Please bring your own drinks and a picnic. £5 per adult, £2 per child. All welcome, Teams of up to eight. Tickets now on sale at school office or email £5 per adult £3 per child. Bring your own food and drinks.

Saturday July 6 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 information.

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.

Wednesday July 10 from 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, 21st to 25th May. The box office is now open and tickets are £7 each they are selling out quickly. 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.

We’ve all put a wheel up on the kerb when space is tight, whether it’s a quick run into the shop, or a sneaky parking spot. Leaving your car straddling a kerb and taking up the whole pavement especially in the main street makes life very difficult for some people. If you use a wheelchair, for example, or have a pushchair, it can be impossible to use a pavement if there is a parked car on it. So please have a thought when parking on the pavements in Beckley that there is room for a push chair night or daytime!

Saturday June 15. 40s and 50s Night at Beckley Village Centre 7.30pm till 11pm. Tickets are £6 on the door. An evening of tracks by Glen Miller, Vera Lynn, 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 more than 200 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.

list of some of the clubs, societies, 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 more than 162 members now, the site can be used for local businesses, sharing events or just to post a photo of the beautiful Beckley scene.

If you see anything suspicious in the village please call PC Nigel Collins 07787 685691 or 0845 6070999.If you want to put everything is this column, please email.