Don’t forget: it’s BECKLEY FARMERS MARKET this Saturday 12th March! 10 am til 12 at Beckley Village Centre.With more stalls than ever including :

Peter with apples and apple juice, David’s back with his chocolates, Nicky Flint with her Photographic cards of sussex views, Eve with her textiles and gifts, Claire Harris is back with her glass, Vegebox, Lighthouse Bakery, Roger Daniels with his walking sticks, Lindy with her sweets, Sussex Wild Foods, the author, David Proctor, Gill with her soaps, Rex with his cheeses and charcuterie, Maureen with her upcycled furniture, Jamie with his recycled wooden rustics, Monika with her hand crafted cards, Ewhurst Ales, Hilary with her textiles and children’s clothes, Emily with her home produced meats, amongst others.

As always refreshments are provided by the lovely ladies of the WI.

Please come along, tell your friends, like and share this post and support this event to raise money for the upkeep of the village hall! Use it or lose it! Should you wish to get in touch with the organiser Paul Lewis 01797 260286 Dates April 9th, may 4th, June 11th, July 9th, august 13th, September 10th, October 8th, November 12th, December 10th.

Beckley pre-school: are looking for a bit of help in the front garden area that they use. They are in need of some fencing along one side of the garden . This is to make it look nicer and safer for the children , who love playing , exploring and growing - fruits , vegetables flowers etc in this garden . Presently they continually cut back brambles and stinging nettles as they grow through what they have up fence wise at the moment . Would really appreciate any help in providing the fencing materials , help putting it up or both . Being a charity run pre-school and love and are enthusiastic for what we do for the children of the village and surrounding areas but run on limited funds . If you can help please e-mail : or pop into the pre-school . Many thanks for your support .

Race Night: Raise £200 for the Beckley Village Centre. Thank you for everybody who came along

SLOW DOWN: Please would the parents / grandparents who are using the village hall car park to turn around in the mornings and afternoons. Please can you kindly SLOW DOWN!! There are a lot of small children and other cars moving about in the car park there will be an accident if they don’t slow down

“A Date for your Diary: Walk for Veterans. Please join us on 20 March at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve for a sponsored walk in aid ofCombat Stress and Walking With the Wounded, two charities which assist severely mentally or physically wounded Service personnel. The walks, under your own steam at any time between 10 am and 1pm, are on easy ground and you can choose from 2, 3 or 5 miles. There is plenty of (free) parking just outside the Reserve and, if you want to stay on after, the Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station will be open to the public in the afternoon and there will be refreshments in the village. Further details can be found on ( enter ‘Walk for Veterans’ in the Friends Name box), on Facebook or from ‘’. We look forward to seeing you.”

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 into our postbox which is on the wall of the village hall building,There is collection box inside the hall also 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.

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 March 14th A talk on Asian cooking. April 11th A fashion show. Further information call Anthea 01797260838

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 Visit the website for

Beckley Trefoil meet at 2pm - 4pm 9 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 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 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.

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 de fibrillation 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 You can report every thing from over hanging hedges to a dumped mattress!

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