Theft of oil: Please be aware of this crime if you have heating oil tanks. A fuel tank at a property in Horseshoe Lane, Beckley. Theft is believed to have taken place sometime between 19/10-22/10. If you saw anything suspicious in the area, or have any information. Please contact 101 and quote serial 1423 of 22/10

Sara Lee Trust: The Sara Lee Trust coffee tomorrow Saturday 15th November 10 till 12 at Beckley Village Hall. A number of organisations are having a table at the coffee morning, including the Horticultural Society. If you have any plants or produce, whether it be preserves, pickles and chutneys, or baking (or indeed, anything else) that they could be able to sell It will be very grateful. 01797 260296 or 07875 121483. Or drop off to Frank / Julia Fairfield, Horseshoe Lane, prior to 15 November.

Beckley horticultural society: AGM on Monday 24th November in the beckley village centre at 7:30pm. new members always welcome, this will be followed by a social evening, Rons amazing quiz plus other competitions. Wine and nibbles will be available please bring a pen and paper!

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: Being a charity run Pre-school and so totally rely on fundraising events to raise money to buy new equipment , resources , go on trips etc We are in need of raffle prizes , children & adult tombola prizes & any unwanted , working Christmas decorations & lights . If there is anyone in the village , or a local business that can donate any of the above we would be truly grateful .

Rye Group WI: Carol Service in All Saints Church Beckley on Friday the 5th December at 7pm. with the wonderful Peasmarsh & District WI Choir. Everyone Welcome. Coffee & mince pies to follow the service. Please bring friends & family to this lovely traditional service. Donations will be divided between All Saints & Rye, Winchelsea & District Memorial Hospital.

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