Anyone for Tennis?: The Better Beckley Project hopes to provide a new multi games sports area which will include tennis. In the meantime we have acquired and fitted a replacement net for the existing court so that it can be used for the summer. The gate will be left open giving everyone free access.

Like too see wild flowers on our verges in Beckley?: If you wish for beckley parish council to adopt any verges there is a “ road verge campaign”

Cleaning of the road signs: As some of you may not be aware of the cleaning of road sign has been put on to the village members. So if you fancy cleaning a few signs by your home and don’t mind getting wet hands then please give them a wash!

JUMBLE SALE: Saturday 23rd July 10-12 Held at Beckley village centre. All money made goes towards the up kept of Beckley Village Centre/Hall. Please drop off any jumble the night before friday 22nd july to the hall 7-8pm.

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. 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 the small hall and £13 phr for the large hall. 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 Should any groups or societies which to use a projector the PC have one and are happy to lend it out if using it @ Beckley village centre.

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 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 Everyone is welcome all ages and ability . New players are especially welcome . Any enquiries please ring 07599175491

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

BECKLEY SPEEDWATCH: are looking for a few more team members to join up. There is a short online part and then on site training for couple of hours or two. Please email me and i can forward your details to them.

From Cllr Martn Mooney: Our recycling rate when the garden waste collection was introduced in 2009 was roughly 50 Per cent. The rate has remained flat ever since and this is because people are getting confused as to which bin to put their waste and recyclables into. A recent survey of bins by Rother district council found that many people were putting recyclables into the household waste (black bin). It is extremely important that people get it right since recyclables revenue is offset against the cost of our waste collection contract and therefore an increase in recyclables , market price permitting means a reduction in overall contract costs and hence savings to Rother residents. Let’s get it right - black bin - household waste only / green bin - paper, plastics, cans etc / brown bin - garden waste only. Black box - glass bottles only. You will find further details of what goes into which bin on the Rother website -

A good bye from me: I’m giving up my village voice tile after over 5 years of doing the column in the rye & battle observer. Its time to say good bye. Having two young children, being a busy working mum plus an active role in Parish council, village hall committee and pre school its time to give it up. I’ve done my time! Want to be the new voice? Please let me know.

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