Deborah Ongley

Beckley Main Street

Thank you everyone for your help and support with the fete on Saturday. Hopefully all the local clubs and societies benefitted - it was a great community event with fabulous weather. The BSA has made in the region of £3,000 in addition to the £4,000 Mandy and friends made for cancer research - Beckley should be proud.

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’s 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 aware.

Mobile Library visiting times in Beckley are August 5 and 19 at Four Oaks by the bus stop 1135am-12.15pm and then in Beckley village centre car park 1.15pm-1.35pm... Why not join and enjoy the free books for all the family.

The next Beckley parish council meeting will be held on Wednesday August 14 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 - e-mail

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)

9.15am-11.15am £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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