Wishing you all a happy new year: If you have anything you wish to be included then please get in touch on [email protected]

Friday, 11th January 2019, 6:00 am

Beckley School log book: extracts this week are from 1924 when Mr and Mrs Baddeley ran the school.

08.02.24: Attendance 75% - Influenza.

11.02.24: Received wire this morning from Miss Whatman, saying she would not be present owing to sever illness of her mother. Have reported to County Council.

15.02.24: Miss Whatman has been away all the week. Mrs Baddeley with the help of the two junior Teachers has carried on the Infants work according to Time Table.

18.02.24: Miss Whatman returned to duty.

22.02.24: Illness is gradually decreasing, but still a number of children away. 83.8%.

Special offer: if you enjoy the extracts or know anyone who went to Beckley school you can get a special 3 book set from the Rose n Crown or Beckley school office. For just £20 , this would make a great gift for someone who went to Beckley school or who had relatives that did. The set comprises of A year in the life, The Victorian years and The war Years and includes photos from local residents. Proceeds go towards the Beckley School Association.

Farmers Market/ coffee stop: Saturday 12TH JANUARY come along to the village hall 10-12 and support the local producers. Lovely bread, meat, plants, soaps and sweets amongst other items. coffee shop/ breakfast – the WI do a lovely bacon roll at the farmers market and set the small hall up as a coffee shop… try and come along. Enquires to Nic 07986552634

Beckley Church Services: Sunday 13th January 8am and 10am.

Medical Detection Dogs Talk: Monday 14th January 7.30pm Beckley Village Hall. A talk given on how dogs are used to help people detect conditions such as cancer and other life –threatening illnesses and give their owner advance warning. Open to everyone. Entry £1. Refreshments available. Please contact Marion on 01797260450 with any enquires.

Beckley Church Roof: All Saints roof is in need of repair and will probably cost in the region of 100k. The committee will of course be applying for grants but also need to raise money themselves. If you have any fund raising ideas please let Father Jim know on 01797230822 and he can forward them to the Roof Repair Fundraising Committee. Beckley Church is a historic grade 1 listed building that has been at the centre of the village life for centuries and is worth preserving. No matter what your religious beliefs please try to help preserve this beautiful building.

Messy Church is back!!!!: New venue now at the Village Centre. Next session 24th Jan and then 21st Feb.

Beckley History Society: The first meeting of 2019 is a talk by Melvin Smith on A Victorian Naturalist. Beckley Village Hall Friday 1st February at 8pm. Everyone welcome.

Parish Council meetings: Please be aware that the PC meetings have moved to first Monday of the month….same venue same time. Next meeting is 4th February.

Coffee morning with stalls, books etc: Friends of All Saints hold a monthly coffee morning. Decembers will include sherry and mince pies as well as a Christmas tombola. Always on the first Tuesday of the month. The next one is 5th February 10.30 – noon. In the Village Centre

Beckley Lunch club: in aid of the Village hall. A two course meal with coffee or tea for just £5.00. The next one will be February 8th. Everyone welcome but pre-booking is essential. Contact Tony Bryant 01797260518 for more information or bookings.

Speedwatch: The team have been out and 611 vehicles have been recorded speeding in just a few sessions in the past year. Do consider joining the team so they can run more sessions and thus reduce speeding in our village. For further details please email Mike Rowe on [email protected]

Please find below a list of useful numbers for local clubs and village amenities etc.. Buzzy Bees-Babies & Toddler Group – Village hall weds- term time- 9.15-11.15am £2.50 a family. Beckley Preschool- Village Hall- term time Mon 9-3 Tues 9-3 Wed 9-3 Fri 9-3- 01797 260 582- Village Primary School- 01797 260 342- All Saints Church – Fr Martin Harper -Tel: 01424 883408 . Friends of Beckley Church-coffee morning- 1st Tuesday- 10.30-12.30-Village Hall- 01797 260360. Farmers Market – held every 2nd Saturday of the month - Village Hall- 10-12pm. Parish council -All Welcome- meet every 1st Monday in the month - Village Hall – 7.30pm. WI – 2nd Monday 7.30pm –Village Hall-01797260450. Trefoil 3rd Monday of month –Village Hall- 01797 260537. Pilates –every Monday 630-730pm & Wednesday- 1.30-2.30- Village Hall-07769651899. Taekwondo every Wednesday-430pm Village Hall- Start from age 5. Petra 01233 642357. Brownies & Guides- Further information - 07508636372. Table Tennis- Every Thursday- 9.30-11.30am– Village Hall- 01797 252382. Personal trainer (HIT Work Out ) Steve Hudson Every Wednesday 6am & 10 am. On the Jubilee field. 07488701642 [email protected] Tennis Court- Located at top of the Playing fields free to play and unlocked. Yoga- every Friday 9.30-11am –Village Hall- Romy 01424 421876. Lunch Club- All ages- 2nd Thursday-Village Hall- 12.30- 01797 260 -518. History Society-01797 252173 . Horticultural Society- 01797 260232. Beckley Players (Am/Dram)- 01797 260898 Beckley Bowls- 01797 252129. Beckley Cricket Club- 07599175491 Beckley Rangers-football- 01797 260513. Village Hall Hire- 01797260846 [email protected] Parish website; The Parish council has spaces on its website. and they are happy to advertise village events on this page. Please send details to [email protected]