Free Demo how to use a Defibrillator: (PADs): Rother Responders will be doing a free demo 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 demo on how to use it? Email It 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.

Beckley school fete: Saturday 4th july at Beckley school. Dust down a stetson and come and join us for a traditional summer fete!

Pony rides, bouncy castles,ice-creams, plants, teas BBQ and games. Local groups all invited to have a stall. 12-3pm. Raffle with fab prizes eg hamper and family days for further details/info

Please if anyone in the village has surplus plants; could they consider donating them to the school for the fete. Also we would appreciate any unwanted crockery, good quality soft toys, toys,puzzles and books-there is a donation bin outside school. thank you

Raffle tickets available from Alice in R&C.

Save all your milk bottle tops: Red , blue & green ones and hand them into Beckley Pre-school .Plus if you have any bubble wrap , empty toilet roll tubes and empty paper towel roll tubes too that would be great.

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.

Beckley Farmers Market: 2nd Saturday of the month held in Beckley village centre. Market opens at 10am-12am. Come along and get your Fresh bread from Light house bakery,local meat,game,sausages from Sussex wild meats, home grown vegetables,fruit and eggs from VegeBox,Chutneys from Grumpy old man, Plants,locally made crafts,chocolates,sweets,cakes and 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 July 11th, August 8th, September 12th, October 10th, November 14th and December 12th

Beckley Players: Are looking for new cast members for their next production in October.

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 village hall trust are looking for a secretary should you be interested please email

Beckley’s clubs: society’s, classes and groups held in the village hall. Why not join one today. Regular monthly Beckley Parish Council Meetings held in the Village Centre’s SMALL HALL DOWN STAIRS. Every 2nd Wednesday in the month @7:30pm. Next one 8th july 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. Beckley Lunch Club 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

Let me know: Would society’s that have an email contact please let me know as it helps with sharing event information.

Speedwatch 30mph Beckley: Still feel cars, bikes are not sticking to the 30mph through Beckley? Why not join speedwatch to start up this there must be 6 people willing to be given a short training on how to use the speed gun, etc . Should wish to put your name forward please email and i can forward your details on to the PC in Rye who deals with Village speed watch

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:Becky Unicombe

Police Community Support Officer Rye, Neighbourhood Policing Team Tel: 101 Ext. 566262 Mobile: 07810055744 Twitter: @Rye_Police Mobile 07810055744

Email Please keep your eyes open for anything.

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