Defibrillators Public access defibrillators (PADs): Can be found in public spaces:Thanks to Beckley Parish Council, Beckley has now got one located on the wall by the main doors at Beckley village hall. Its 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 de fibrillation reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10 per cent.

More information on how it works: Visit Rother Responders fantastic website

BECKLEY FARMERS MARKET: Saturday 9th January 2016 10am - 12.00 Beckley village Hall Vegebox with fresh fruit and veg, wonderful Lighthouse Bakery breads, meats include Sussex Wild Foods, Emily’s home produced Lamb , Fi’s Pork, Zara’s Salad Dressings, Amanda’s Cakes , Lindy’s Sweets and David’s chocolates. Rex will be back with his French Cheeses.Crafts will include Roger’s walking sticks, David’s wooden toys, Sandra’s blankets and home-ware, Hilary’s textiles, Marianne’s baskets and Penny with her plants amongst others.Refreshments will be provided by the lovely ladies of the WI as usual.

Come and support local producers, meet your friends and do some Christmas shopping! Should you wish to get in touch with the organiser Paul Lewis 01797 260286 Dates 2016 February 13th, march 12th, April 9th, may 4th, June 11th, July 9th, august 13th, September 10th, October 8th, November 12th, December 10th.

CAN YOU HELP?: With the recent changes in our local bus services, many in our village who rely on buses are finding it difficult to attend the Northiam surgery without a long wait (up to 2 hours) for a bus after their appointment. We would like to set up a voluntary driver service to ease this problem and are looking for two types of volunteer: 2-3 people who could accept phone calls from those needing a lift and act as a co-ordinator and a number of drivers who could spare a little time to provide the lifts on an informal rota basis. If you are interested in helping, please contact Mike Rowe on 01797 260806 or alternatively email

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. Prices start from as little as £11 per hour. For further information and to book email or call 01797260846.

Beckley’s clubs: society’s, classes and groups held in the village hall. Why not join one today. Beckley Lunch Club 2nd thursday in the month.12.30pm bookings Tony Bryant 260518. Regular monthly Beckley Parish Council Meetings held in the Village Centre’s. Every 2nd Wednesday Visit the website for Beckley computer club 07904 837 751. Beckley Park Cricket Club 01580 830245. Busy Bees (Baby and toddlers Group) every Wednesday £2.50 per family 9.15-11.15 free tea, coffee for parents. Free snacks for the children ( term time only starts 6th Jan 2016) Pilates every Monday 6-8pm Wednesdays 1.30 -230pm Sarah Lush 07769651899.(Returns Mon 4th Jan) Taekwondo every Wednesdays 4.30- 6pm contact Petra Darvill 01233 330128. Beckley Trefoil meets Third Monday of the month 2-4pm. Brownies Thursday ( back 21st Jan 2016) . 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. Small hall 5th Jan 2016 .WI 2nd Monday 7.30pm contact Ann Jones 260527. Beckley History Society contact Danny Rushbrooke on 253521 730pm 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

Becky Unicombe: Police Community Support Officer Has finished work is now on maternity leave. Whilst off if you require to report anything please contact who will be happy to help. Currently the Sergeant for Rye NPT is Warren Downs, who you can also contact but as from the 11thJanuary, Sgt Downs will be going to Hastings and Sergeant Dave Townsend will take over,

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