Deborah Ongley

Beckley Main Street

Tomorrow July 6th 12-3pm. Beckley School Summer Fete. There will be extra parking for this event; Barry skinner has kindly offered the use of his field just pass the village hall on your right if traveling up the village. (It’s the field used for parking at the 10k race) Lots of stalls, barbecue, Sarah’s closet, games, raffle, stalls, Teas, refreshments, homemade cakes… Adults 50p children free. All welcome come and support your local school. Also charity head shave. Mandy Botting one of the mums has set herself a fundraising target of £1,200. If she achieves this she has bravely agreed to have her hair shaved off at our summer fete. Her hair will then be donated to a children’s cancer charity for use as a wig for young cancer sufferers. If you would like to support this noble cause please call into the school office and ask about how you can sponsor this brave lady.

There will be a balloon race at the end of the summer fete (all bio degradable) again this is in support of Mandy’s charity. balloons need to be purchased in advance (£1.50) and I think there will be space for a dedication on the labels if you would like to do so-some extra balloons may be available on the day of fete to purchase and there will be a prize for the balloon that goes the furthest. For any further info email or call into school.

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.

Beckley Park Cricket Club is holding a summer party on Saturday the of July 6 at Beckley Cricket Ground. The fantastic seven-piece band Elastic will be playing throughout the evening. There will be a full barbeque, hog roast, salads etc. A range of beer larger also red white and rose wines will be served in the marquee. This will be a fantastic evening all for just £20. This includes all your food and drink. Everyone is invited. Tickets are available from the Rose and Crown also from Russell Edwards Tony Goodsell and Roger Howis. Enquiries 07599175491

We’ve all put a wheel up on the pavement when space is tight, whether it’s a quick run into the shop, or parking outside a friend house. Leaving your car straddling pavement 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! The local police have now been informed, it is illegal so please be adware.

Mobile Library Visiting times in Beckley. Aug 5th, 19th...Four oaks by bus stop 1135am-12.15 and then in Beckley village centre car park 115-135pm... Why not join and enjoy the free books for all the family.

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.

The next Beckley parish council meeting will be held on Wednesday July 10 at 7.30pm in the small room above the the village centre. All welcome.

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.

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 (term time only)

9.15-11.15 £2

Aeroba-Funk. High/Low Impact Aerobics with an Old Skool Style and Mix’d S

Sounds (70s, 80s, and 90s 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.

If you see anything suspicious in the village please call PC Nigel Collins 07787 685691 or 0845 6070999.

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