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. All Saints Church Beckley on Friday 24th October. It will be given by the Globe Ensemble consisting of viola, flute and harp; this ensemble has played at many prestigious venues including by invitation for Prince Charles. The performance will start at 7.30pm and tickets priced at £16 will be available on the door For further information regarding tickets and details of later concerts in the series please phone 01797260596.

Half Term: Swallowtaill Hill Wild Woodland Club sessions for kids 6-11yrs: Saturday 25th October 10am-1pm - £10 and Monday 27th October 10am-3pm - £20 (or book both for £27). Activities will include all things spooky for Halloween, plus campfire cooking with autumn apples. Don’t miss out - book your Wild Thing a place 01797 260890 Swallowtail Hill Farm Hobbs Lane Beckley TN31 6TT

Christmas Fair: Beckley Village Centre Sunday 30th November 10.00 to 14.00 Beckley Preschool and Northiam Nursery’s annual charity Christmas Fair is back, so come on down and get into that festive spirit. There will be a wide selection of locally produced crafts, gifts, raffle prizes and of course fun for all the children. The ever popular children’s room includes a Santas grotto, face painting, teddy tombola, games and more. Refreshments will be available all day, there is free parking and entry is 50p per adult, children go free. Contact:

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

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 730pm. 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