Village centre: Beckley needs its Village Centre to be available when we need it. Its thanks to a small band of volunteers that it continues to be so. Please go along to the Village Hall Trust’s AGM, 7.30p.m. Monday 6 July, to show your support. This is an opportunity to make suggestions for improvements to the facilities.

The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015: Congratulations to Mary Howse for her services to the community in Beckley and Rye. You deserve it for all the time you give to Beckley.

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. 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.

Village Plans: have come about as a part of the government’s Localism Act, designed to put greater decision making into the hands of communities. Any parish can develop a Village Plan. It is put together by residents and must reflect the views of the whole community. It has to be researched, written and consulted on. It would include villagers’ views on building and development as well as shops, transport, medical facilities etc and how villagers would like to see Beckley evolve.

Once finished it is submitted to Rother District Council before being judged by an independent Inspector. A completed and approved plan is not contestable, so if villagers have said they do or do not wish to have developments in a certain area or of a certain type or density, then it will not happen. It must, though, accept (after consultation and debate) central governments’ requirements for overall residential accommodation requirements – it is the how, where and what that the NP can determine.

The plan would take about one year to produce. It would involve about ten villagers (including at least one member of the Parish Council), who have specific skills, are computer literate and have some time to spare.

If you feel you may be interested in taking forward the concept of a Village Plan and would like to receive more information, please email your contact details to

Beckley Farmers Market: Next market saturday 11th July (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 call 01797 230572

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. or

Should you wish to report a pot hole, dog fouling, bonfires or bin collection use this link

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 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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