Beckley Assembly: Thursday 28th May 8pm held at Beckley village centre. On the agenda there are reports from Beckley village hall trust,wild woodland club,Beckley Players,Beckley Lunch,Better beckley project plus lots more. This has nothing to do with the parish council its a assembly where groups, societies and residents of Beckley can have a presentation or talk about their activities. Refreshments will be available afterwards.

Beckley Pre School Craft fair: This Saturday 6th June 11-2 at Beckley Village Centre.

Lots of stalls selling lots of handmade gifts, Refreshments available.

Defibrillators Public access defibrillators (PADs): Can be found in public spaces like your local shop,train station and thanks to Beckley Parish Council one will be at the village hall. That briefcase-sized box on the wall contains a PAD. It’s there for anyone to use on someone in cardiac arrest. They are simple and safe. The machine gives clear spoken instructions. Once in position, the defibrillator detects the heart’s rhythm. It won’t deliver a shock unless one is needed. Every second counts. After a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and defibrillation reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10 per cent.

Rother Responders will be do the training session at the Beckley village hall on Thursday 25th June starting at 7pm It might be useful to get some idea of how many villagers are interested in attending this short training on how to use it? Email

Little Gate Farm: On Sunday 7th June 11-4 Horseshoe Lane, Beckley, 01797 260125 / 07811 464202. Hundreds of farms across the country will open their gates to visitors for Open Farm Sunday. Each event is unique. Activities range from farm walks and machinery displays, to sheep shearing and milking demonstrations. Other events are workshops on Sunday 17th May | Cooking with Nettle Sunday 21st June | Cooking with Elderflowers Sunday 12th July | Craft Workshop Sunday 13th September | Felt Making Workshop Sunday 1st November | Mushroom Foraging Sunday 6th December | Christmas Wreath Making. Interested in using our space to run your own workshop?Get in touch at

Human Waterworks and their problems: A talk by Roger Plail, Urologist at The Conquest Hospital, will be giving a talk at Northiam Village Hall on Wednesday June 3rd. at 7-30 .Refreshments by Northiam WI. Margaret Sandra, Chair, NABOPPG

Beckley Farmers Market: Fantastic news for Beckley starting Saturday 13th June then on 2nd Saturday of the month held in Beckley village centre. Market opens at 10am-12am. Come along and get your Fresh bread,local meat, home grown vegetables, locally made craft gifts and then sit down with a cuppa, cake and catch up friends.Should you wish to get in touch with the organiser Paul Lewis 01797 260286

Dates for 2015 June 13th, July 11th, August 8th, September 12th, October 10th, November 14th and December 12th

Beckley School Needlecraft Club: Hope to knit a blanket to send to Nepal. Can you help? We need 20cm x 20cm knitted squares in any soft wool. The children are really inspired to do this but they are only a small group so any contributions would be great. Squares or donations of wool (preferably chunky) can be left at school.

Contact your District Councillors: So that residents are aware they can contact our District Councillor Ian Jenkins or Martin Mooney via e mail. This will help the parish by giving you more immediate responses to questions or concerns.

Village centre hire: Beckley Village Centre is available to hire either of the halls or committee room . 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 email or call 01797260846

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 in the month. Visit the website for Trefoil Guild now meet at 2pm - 4pm still on the 3rd Monday of the month, instead of 7.30 - 9.30pm. They find it suits more people especially in the winter months. Beckley computer club 07904 837 751. Beckley Park Cricket Club 01580 830245. Busy Bees (Beckley Baby and toodler Group)every Wednesday £2 per family (term time only). 9.15-11.15 free tea, coffee for parents. Free snacks for the children. Pilates every Monday 6-8pm Wednesdays 1.30 -230pm Sarah Lush 07769651899. Taekwondo every Wednesdays 4.30- 6pm contact Petra Darvill 01233 330128. Beckley Trefoil Guild meets Third Monday of the month in the Small Hall at 7.30 .Beckley Trefoil Guild now meet at 2pm - 4pm still on the 3rd Monday of the month, instead of 7.30 - 9.30pm. Brownies Thursday 6.30pm. Table Tennis every Thursday 930 - 1130 am old & new members welcome Carol Cobby 01797 252382. Yoga every Friday 930-11am contact Evelyn Lamb 260569. Friends of Beckley Church Coffee Morning 1st Tuesday 10.30am-1230 WI 2nd Monday 7.30pm contact Ann Jones 260527. Village Lunch 2nd Thursday 12.30pm bookings Tony Bryant 260518. Beckley History Society Next event Friday 29th May 730pm contact Danny Rushbrooke on 253521 Dennis Ward 260313. Beckley horticultural society Summer show Saturday 18th July 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

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