Mrs Deborah Ongley, Beckley Main Street

Wednesday night 730pm Beckley parish council meeting will be at Beckley village centre the room upstairs. All welcome to come along and have your say.

Some very important news for all parents of children using the free bus service to Robertsbridge School and general bus users in this rural area. If the free bus service to robertsbridge is stopped it takes the right to choose which school children can go to if they can’t afford to pay the fare of around £600 a year. Please fill in the online survey whether you have children at school now or are planning to in the future as this is this service needs to carry on.

Over the next 3 years east Sussex county council needs to find £63 million of savings. As a consequence the council is reviewing a number of it services including how it provides support to the bus services.

Please complete the online survey at or if you can’t go online call 0345 6080 193 BY THE 17TH AUGUST 2013!

Update on the re vamping of the playground at the jubilee field as I said I would keep everybody informed. I’m waiting to get the report on the equipment and the safety report as soon as I get this back I can start the process of getting some funding, ideas together and calling on the people who offered to give me a little of their time. Should you want to join the committee in re vamping it or feel you have any good contacts etc. please email

Great news for Beckley computer club. This time around they are doing it a little differently. running two courses at the same, one in the computer suite and one in the room opposite - people bring their own laptop (max 4 people) and do a troubleshooting workshop - a lot of people have bought a new laptop and this has Windows 8 on it, and they want help -they come to a class and get things working and moving on for them.

They are doing 3 different classes in the computer suite:

Basic: For the novices, people who are scared to use a computer or have very basic knowledge. The course runs for 6 weeks at a time and will cover, Word processing, spread sheets, the internet etc. £30.

General: For people who know how to use a computer and can get by doing only what they need. This course will allow you to become more effective, efficient and confident in using the computer, programs and the internet. This is 5 weeks and £25

Internet Safety: How to bank, shop, surf, research and even date online. It does not only understand how to use the internet, but also understand how to keep you and your information safe. This is for 4 weeks and £20

The troubleshooting workshop runs alongside these courses, 3 weeks at a time and £15.

The basic course starts on 31st July, which is fully booked.

However, there are 2 places left for the workshop starting on 31st July ending 14th August and 3 places on the second workshop starting 21st August finishing on the 4th September. The general course starts on the 25 September and again that’s fully booked.

They have 4 places currently on the workshop running on the 25th September to and 9th October and 16th October to 30th. Further info call 07904 837 751

Mobile Library Visiting times in Beckley, 19th August 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.

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

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