Race Night: This Saturday in the Rose & Crown next Saturday (21st). It’s Northiam Bonfire Society, and starts at 7pm. Horses are on sale over the bar now, at £3, and stand to win £25 donated by local businesses. Bets on the night are 50p. The races are shown on the TV, and it should be good fun. No entry fee, and there’s Alice’s excellent hospitality to enjoy!

Bonfire Society: meets in the Rose & Crown on the second Monday of each month (at 7.30pm) they encourage Beckley people to join

Sainburys active kids vouchers: If you shop at sainburys please collect the vouchers which are given to you at the till or online shopping. Beckley school and Pre school are collecting these vouchers.The schools will receive new sports equipment.Please just pop the vouchers in or pass them onto a parent.

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 with your interest,

Race Night: Saturday 7th March to raise funds for the Beckley Village Centre. A great night out for all the family. BYO drinks and nibbles.More information closer to the event.

Table Sale: Beckley Village Centre Sunday 22nd March 10.00 to 12.00

Beckley Preschool and Northiam Nursery are holding a charity Table Sale. There will be a wide variety of items for sale including a selection of bric-a-brac, second hand childrens items and all things you’d find at a boot sale, so come on down to bag a bargain. Refreshments will be available all day, there is plenty of FREE parking and entry (although donations welcomed)

Beckley Village Centre, Beckley (Nr. Rye) East Sussex TN31 6RN Contact:

Beckley Horticultural Society: Events held in Beckley village centre. Hope to see you at our first event of 2015 Tuesday 24th February 7:30pm Gardening at Sisssinghurst way. Friends of Beckley coffee morning Tuesday 7th april 10am, Spring Show Saturday 18th April 2pm, plant,produce,cake and coffee morning Saturday 9th may 10:30am,Summer Show Saturday July 18th 2pm, Autumn Show Saturday 26th September 2pm and AGM meeting Monday November 30th 7:30pm.

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 or Anne 260232

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 730pm. 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.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