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Friday, 21st December 2018, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 10:10 am

The log book entry: here is taken from just over 100 years ago. Mr Blackmore is still the headmaster.

20.12.06: By inadvertence the Head Teacher came in ten minutes late this morning, and on Friday afternoon last.

21.12.06: School in the charge of the Assistant Mistress from 1.30pm to 2.50pm as the Head Master was attending the funeral of a friend. The Correspondent visited this morning. At 3.40 dismissed the school for the Christmas Holiday.

Christmas Holiday - 21.12.06 – 07.01.07.

Special pre-Christmas 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 in the run up to Christmas, 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.

Beckley Church Services: Sunday 23rd December 8am and 10am.

Nine lessons & Carol Service- Sunday 23rd December Beckley Church 6.30pm.

Midnight mass 24th December 11.30pm at Beckley Church.

Medical Detection Dogs Talk: Monday 14th January 8pm Beckley Village Hall. A talk given on how dogs are used to help people detect conditions and give their owner advance warning. Open to everyone . Entry £1. Refreshments available

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 January 10th. Everyone welcome but pre-booking is essential. Contact Tony Bryant 01797260518 for more information or bookings.

Here to Help (H2H): is a local voluntary service who are looking for volunteers who would like to help people in their local community. Further details are available on see volunteer section or ring 01797224044. All volunteers are DBS checked and get expenses.

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 7th January.

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 8th January 10.30 – noon. In the Village Centre.

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

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.

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]