Theatre: Calling all budding actresses and actors. Beckley players are planning a new production this June. The play will be a farce, with men and women. Read through and casting will be in February, date will be confirmed with interested parties. Play will be in June, we are keeping the dates flexible at this point so as to fit in with possible casting. Rehearsals will be approximately 8 weeks, twice weekly for the most part, so lines will be learnt beforehand. This will hopefully make the commitment easier, not having a long rehearsal period. Please respond directly to me and I will co-ordinate and make sure we have a date for a read through that will suit everyone! Look forward to hearing from as many of you as possible! All ages welcome, as there is flexibility with casting. Please email me with your interest, I look forward to hearing from as many of you as possible!! These productions are great fun, and new faces would be more than welcome.

Beckley Horticultural Society: Should you wish to be come a member fees remain unchanged £3 for a single member ship and £6 for a family membership. Dont forget the 50% off Dobies off Devon seeds when becoming a member. Contact Frank 260296 to pay your SUBS.

Beckley Parish Council: Monthly meetings held in the Village Centre’s small hall down stairs. Every 2nd Wednesday at 730 next meeting will be Febuary 11th. Visit the website for updates, minutes and planning., Dont forget there will be elections in May this year so if you want to be come a parish councilor please visit the website for further information.

Parked cars: Please do not mount the pavement when parking along main street. The pavement is for people to walk on, when pushing a pram you should never have to push your child either into the hedge or the main road to pass the vehicle. The local police have been told about this in the village and car owners can get fined.

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 at 730 next meeting Febuary 11th. Visit the website for Beckley computer club 07904 837 751. Beckley Park Cricket Club 01580 830245. Beckley Baby Club every Wednesday £2 (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. Beckley History Society contact Danny Rushbrooke on 253521 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.

Beckley Parish Church: Holy communion 8:00, Mattins or Eucharist 10:00 ( 2nd and 4th)

Beckley Gospel Church: Every Wednesday Bible study 7:00. Every week there is a list of the societies and groups in the village. 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 this is your column. If you are a member of any of the societies / groups in my list or your not on the list im trying to get them all up to date regarding contact details. Please email me

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 Please keep your eyes open for anything.

Mrs Deborah Ongley

Beckley Main Street