BECKLEY CHURCH FETE BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY AUGUST 31ST: They are looking for helpers for the stalls (All welcome to help all ages ) Some one happy to do the face painting stall.. Also a band who would be happy to do a set and not charge too much! Call keith ford 01797260 226

Northiam doctors surgery: no longer has a midwife that means all pregnant women and new mums will have to travel to Rye. If you would like to complain about this write to:-

Jenny Crowe Head of midwifery and gynaecology Conquest hodpital The ridge St Leonards on Sea Tn377rd

No stamp needed just pass any letters in to the doctors and they will pass them on.

Beckley pre-school Ofsted Report: The Staff’s hard work and dedication that they put in everyday has been fully recognised in the latest Ofsted report . The report has now been published and is available for everyone to see on the Ofsted website They achieved a “ Good “ rating with “ Outstanding” in how they meet the needs of the children that attend the setting. Sarah would like to thank all the staff , committee , parents ( and the support from our other setting Northiam Nursery) with helping/supporting them achieve this.

Beckley Farmers Market: Saturday 12th September ( Then every 2nd Saturday of the month ) held in Beckley village centre. Market opens at 10am-12am. Stall holders : delicious fresh fruit and veg from Vegebox, artisan bread from Lighthouse Bakery, Roger Daniels walking sticks, Funky Hen textiles and gifts, homemade Sweets and jams, fresh meats, Sussex Wild Food, home made cakes and chocolates. Refreshments available from the lovely ladies of the WI. Please support this community event.Should you wish to get in touch with the organiser Paul Lewis 01797 260286 Dates for 2015 October 10th, November 14th and December 12th

Beckley’s Phone Boxe: Two of Beckley’s iconic telephone boxes have not been used in the past year; one near Beckley School and the other opposite the Rose & Crown. BT have stopped maintaining them and are likely to disconnect the phones and, in time, remove the boxes. However, it is possible for the Parish Council to adopt them if we do not wish the boxes to go. If adopted, the payphones inside will be removed and maintenance of the boxes will become the responsibility of the Parish Council. Other local councils have adopted their boxes and used them for other purposes, such as a base for a defibrillator or even a village library! We would like to know your views: would you like to see one or both of these phone boxes stay? If so, do you have any suggestions on how they could be used? Please let us know by email to, or speak to any of the Parish Councillors.

Calling all Crafters: Christmas Craft Fair, Saturday 5th December, 10.00 - 14.00 Beckley Village Centre to raise funds for Beckley PreSchool and Northiam Nursery (registered charity). Taking bookings for tables now. email Put in your calendars for a great day out

The Mobile Library Van Located in the car park at Beckley village hall 11:00-11:40am Thursday September 3rd and 24th, Thursday October 15th Further information 03456080195

Dog fouling: is a serious health risk and must be cleaned up to prevent the spread of infection and distress to residents.You must clean up after your dog in all publicly owned open spaces and highways except woodlands, marsh and agricultural land. Please read the Dog Control Order for details on Rother District Council website.Dog owners who fail to comply can be prosecuted or issued with a fixed penalty notice of £75.

If you would like to make a dog fouling complaint please phone 01424 787000. Should you wish to report a pot hole, bonfires or bin collection use this link

Report local problems like graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, or street lighting.

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

Village Centre Hire: Beckley Village Hall is available to hire either of the 2 halls or committee room. Why not hold your friends and family celebrations here. Typically, a children’s party costs £36 with adult party rates from £200. For further information and to book email or call 01797260846.

Secretary Job?: Beckley village hall trust are looking for a secretary should you be interested this would only be 2-3 hours a month to do agendas,minutes 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.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 (Baby and toddlers Group)every Wednesday £2 per family (term time only return 9th september). 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( re starts 29th July) 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 (no classes in August) contact Evelyn Lamb 260569. Friends of Beckley Church Coffee Morning 1st Tuesday (Tuesday 4 th Aug) 10.30am-1230 WI 2nd Monday 7.30pm contact Ann Jones 260527. Beckley Lunch Club 2nd Thursday(n/a August) 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

Tell me: Would any of the Beckley society’s/ groups/ clubs that have an email contact please let me know as it helps with sharing event information im TRYING to update this but its feels like i’m not getting anywhere! Please email

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 call our PSCO below.

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. Cold calling on the elderly has been noted in surrounding villages.

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