Sainsburys ‘ Active Kids’ vouchers: Beckley Pre-school are now collecting the Sainsburys ‘ Active Kids’ vouchers . Please feel free to drop any into us during the week or into our postbox .Which is on the wall of the village hall building, or pass them on to some one that has children at the pre school. These enable us to get cooking and physical equipment for the children to use.

A plea for your CLEAN unwanted socks!, Preferably plain or striped socks but not heavily patterned ones please . Adult or child size socks.

Beckley Parish Council: Meetings held every 2nd Wednesday in the month (February 10th @7:30pm) Visit the website for All welcome to attend, they are a friendly bunch!

Beckley W.I: The Beckley w.i meets at beckley village centre at 7:30pm every 2nd monday of the month.

Please come along and join us , we are a friendly group of all ages. Some of the Programme for 2016 February 8th A mouth watering evening of chocolate. March 14th A talk on Asian cooking. April 11th A fashion show. Further information call Anthea 01797260838

Beckley Farmers Market: Saturday February 13th 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, David’s chocolates.Rex 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 and your village hall. ( The stall holders table fee ALL goes into the village hall running costs) Should you wish to get in touch with the organiser Paul Lewis 01797 260286 Dates March 12th, April 9th, may 4th, June 11th, July 9th, august 13th, September 10th, October 8th, November 12th, December 10th.

Village Centre Hire: 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 meeting. For further information on charges and hall bookings. The Village Hall is available to hire either of the 2 halls or committee room. 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 Beckley Village Centre:

Regular monthly Beckley Parish Council Meetings held every 2nd Wednesday in the month (Febuary 10th @7:30pm) Visit the website for

Beckley Trefoil meet at 2pm - 4pm 9 (Mon 15th feb2016) on the 3rd Monday of the month in the small hall. Beckley computer club 07904 837 751. Busy Bees (Baby and toddlers Group) Term Time only every Wednesday £2 per family 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.Brownies and Guides term time Thursdays 6.30pm in the small hall. 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 ( 2nd feb) 10.30am-1230. BECKLEY W.I 2nd Monday 7.30pm BECKLEY W.I ARE LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS Call Marion 260450 or Anthea 260838. Beckley Lunch Club 2nd Thursday 11 th febuary 12.30pm bookings Tony Bryant 260518. Beckley History Society contact Danny Rushbrooke on 253521 Next meeting friday 29th January 730pm Dennis Ward 260313. Beckley horticultural society meeeting this friday at 7:30 01797 260232. Beckley players 01797 230572.

Outside of the centre: Beckley bowls club 01797 252129. Beckley Rangers club chairman Phil Brain on 01797 260513. Beckley Parish Church: Holy communion 8:00, Mattins or Eucharist 10:00 ( 2nd and 4th). Beckley Gospel Church: Every Wednesday Bible study 7:00. Beckley Park Cricket Club 01580 830245

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 defibrillation reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10 per cent.

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

Police Community Support Officer: If you require to report anything please contact who will be happy to help or Sergeant Dave Townsend

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

What to report a pot hole or leaves in a ditch?: Use this great website Ypu can report every thing from over hanging hedges to a dumped mattress!

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