Big Coffee morning: Which was held on Saturday as part of Macmillan cancer big coffee morning raise £74 for Macmillan and £87 for Marys Memorial. Many thanks to everybody who came along.

Horticultural autumn show: Saturday 27rh September at 2pm Beckley village centre. Entries in by the Wednesday 24th to Mrs P Maynard church farm house Beckley. On the day, entry forms written out and handed in. all entries before 11am before the judging starts and the main hall is closed, But the small hall will be open to buy teas, coffees during the Better Beckley Day. Also the friends of Beckley church will be having a grand sale in the small hall from 2pm Bric-brac, books, toys and the day holds something for the whole family!

Better Beckley Project Bonanza!:This Saturday 27th September from 11am on Beckley jubilee field Firstly we have the dog show 11am registration then the show starts at 12pm.Lots of classes and rosettes to be won. We have a free bouncy castle, hot snacks served by Royal Snacks catering van, tea and cake in the hall by the W.I, a guided walk around the Frog Field and most importantly, a series of images of what an improved amenity might look like. Your views on this are paramount, your ideas as to what more (or less) is needed are also very important. We have been distributing a questionnaire before this event by door to door delivery, and by leaving them at the garage, the Village Hall, and the Rose and Crown. This questionnaire is designed to get more detail on what villagers want and don’t want by way of improvements. Once again, we must stress that whatever eventually happens will be by consensus. So your response to this is really important. We have also begun drawing up a long list of potential funders. These will be approached to help with various stages and components of the overall plan once we have agreement from the village as a whole, and a more detailed plan. Both these factors will emerge from this consultation event and the questionnaire – so do please try to get and pop along.

Jumble Sale: Sunday 28th September Beckley preschools are holding a jumble sale 10 -12am free entry at the village centre. If you have items to donate please drop them off by Friday 26th September 12pm at the village centre.

3Omph Update: You may of notice the white spray paint markings on the pavements and road surfaces through the village this is the start of the work for the 30 speed limit which should be starting sometime in October.

Concerts in Beckley: Brickwall Music and Arts Society which will be holding five concerts in Beckley in the coming twelve months. They have been established for over forty years. All the classical music artists involved have international reputations. The first concert of the series will take place in Beckley Church on Friday 24th October at 7.30pm; it will be given by the Globe Ensemble consisting of viola harp and flute. For further information regarding tickets and details of later concerts in the series please phone 01797260596.

Contact your councillor: 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.

Hall hire: 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

Social: Beckley’s clubs, society’s, classes and groups held in the village hall. Why not join one today. Regular monthly Council Meetings held in the Village Centre’s SMALL HALL DOWN STAIRS. Every 2nd Wednesday at 730 NEXT MEETING 8TH OCT. Visit the website for updates. Beckley computer club 07904 837 751. Beckley Park Cricket Club 01580 830245. Beckley Baby/toddler Club every Wednesday £2 per family (term time only). 9.15-11.15 free tea, coffee for parents. Free snacks for the children. Pilates every Wednesdays 1.30pm 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. 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.

Policing: PCSO Becky Unicombe is part of the local policing team for Rother Levels which includes Beckley. Should you see anything that you feel needs to be reported contact details are: Mobile 07810055744. Email There has been some vanadium in the village from post box at furnace lane being set on fire, the preschool outside toys being smashed, and equipment at the playing fields. So please keep your eyes open for anything.

Email me: If you want me to put something is this column, please email it’s here from you! Whether it’s an upcoming event, information on a society anything Beckley this is your column.

Mrs Deborah Ongley

Beckley Main Street