Mrs Deborah Ongley

Beckley Main Street

Sunday 22nd December from 3.00 -7.30 pm at the Rose and Crown Beckley, the Rock Shack present ‘Rock Shack’s Christmas Presents’. This will be a seasonal feast of music hosted by Beckley’s own band The Rock Shack. Invited guest performers include Phil Trainor, the famous Irish troubadour; The Bling Crosbies, with their legendary songs and glamorous presentation; all the way from Kent ‘Rattle The Boards Ceilidh Band; ‘Mockingjay’ that very popular young duo; plus some even newer talent ‘The Local Lads’. There is no admission charge as this is the band’s Christmas gift to Beckley village but there will be a raffle in aid of St Michael’s Hospice. This promises to be a great afternoon and likely to be very popular – NOT to be missed!

“Here to help” are in the need of volunteers in the Beckley area as there is only one volunteer who is now getting very busy. They help Elderly and young people when they first come out of hospital. It might be offering transport to the doctor or hospital, even doing a little shopping or helping to cook a meal. Fuel is paid please if you can spare some time to this great cause call for more details 01797280377.

Date of the next Parish Council meeting: Wednesday 8th January 2013 at 7.30pm in the room above the village hall. It will be a busy evening with the latest update on the 30mph through the village, planning and varies other village going ons. All welcome to have your say in the open part of the meeting from 730pm.

Rye & District Lions Club Sussex Brass “The Premier Brass Band of the South Coast” “Nearly Burns Night” Concert Friday 24th January 2014 7.45pm Beckley Village Centre. Contact: 0845 8332825 or tickets are available from Beckley Motors.

People are still parking their cars and work vans on the pavements in Beckley main street, please be aware that the local police are aware of this problem. Just take a minute to check if you have left enough room for a mother and push chair to get through! They shouldn’t have to go on the main road to pass your car or work men’s van.

Buzzy Bees baby and toddler group has finished for the Christmas and New Year break. It will return on Wednesday 8th January 2014 from 9.15 to 11.15am at Beckley Village Centre. Session cost just £2. They are very friendly; have even got fantastic reviews on the Netmums website.

2014 will 100 years of the Great War in 1914, we are looking into the names of the Beckley men sadly killed that are commemorated on the memorial. If you have any information on these names below please contact 01797260 416.

Walter L Alexander,Albert J Bates,Reginald E Bates,Alfred C Blanche, Robert H Blundell,John T Blunt,Ernest Bryant,Arther Butler,Jesse Carter,Bert Catt,R.F Aronald Edgell,Reginald E Field,Albert Fielder, Fred Goldsmith,Hyland Harvey,Frank Mills,Edwin Phipps, Edward Playford, Charles H Scott, Albert E Skinner And George Johnson.

If you have a dog DONT let it do its business on the playing fields and pavements in Beckley. There are dog fouling bins in the village so use them. If you see any owners not picking up their dogs mess, they can be reported with £75 find. If you would like to make a dog fouling complaint please phone 01424 787000 or complete an on-line complaint forms via Rother website site.

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 computer club 07904 837 751

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 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

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 want to put everything is this column, please email.

Lastly I want to wish everybody a merry Christmas and a happy new year.