Beckley village voice

The Diamond Jubilee Bank holiday Tuesday 5th June .The Rose and Crown will be holding a Tea and Cakes afternoon there will also be a barbecue and traditional races for children aged from 4-12 funds raised to be split between the village fund and race for life which Viv will be doing on Sunday July 15th. Bring the whole family along and enjoy the Jubilee with friends & family in our local pub.

Beckley Diamond Jubilee Dog Show. Saturday 2nd June 2012

Jubilee Field Beckley. First class 2pm

Class 1- Prettiest bitch

Class2- Handsome dog

Class 3-Best jubilee themed lead

Class 8-Child handler

Class 9- best crossbreed (companion club members only)

Class 10-Dog judge would like to take home*Many thanks to all those who contributed in some way to the taste the cookbook event. There was lots of lovely nibbles to sample and it all went and was enjoyed by all. BSA raised over £150 through cookbook sales and the raffle so that has paid for the commemorative plaque that will adorn the school. Thank you again for all you contributions. Tina BSA. The Village cookbooks are still on sale at Beckley Motors, Rose and crown and Donna-Jayne’s have them on sell. They make a great gift and are a great keepsake to mark the Queens Jubilee. They also feature lots of old photos of the village. All profits go towards the New Jubilee Clock.

This month Feathers are beginning their third year so Allan (the Beckley Birdbore) is offering this superb deal for the whole of June.13 kg bags of the very popular Sunflower Hearts for just £19:99. With a selection of half priced feeders to compliment this amazing offer. Just contact Feathers at Salehurst for FREE delivery to the Beckley area. Allan will hopefully deliver the same day and you will understand why he is called “Birdbore”

Feathers wild bird

Changes to Bus and Community Transport Services in Rother District and Hastings Borough. East Sussex County Council funded RIDER services. Rider service 361 Playden – Rye Foreign – Peasmarsh – Beckley – Northiam – Horns Cross – Broad Oak – Brede – Westfield - – St Leonards, Sedlescombe Road North – Silverhill – The Green – Filsham Road - Bulverhythe – Glyne Gap – Bexhill College

Operated by Rambler Coaches

These services provided one return journey each on days Bexhill College was open. Use of the services had declined and, following consultation with Bexhill College, service 362 was withdrawn and the routes of the 360 and 361 amended. The revised routes commenced operation on 16 April 2012.

The revised routes are as follows:

360 – as previously to Vinehall (although omitting Mountfield), B2089, Cripp’s Corner, then as the former 362 to the Hastings Borough boundary, before continuing via the former 361 route through St Leonards and on to the College.

361 – Starting at Peasmarsh and following its former route to the Hastings Borough boundary, then via the former 362 route through St Leonards and on to the College.

The new routes reflect the use being made of the services. There were no passengers using the services from the areas of Rother where they have been withdrawn, apart from one student for which an alternative travel arrangement has been made. In some cases there are more direct bus and rail services available. Very small numbers of students travelled from the areas of Hastings previously served by the 360 but there are alternative Stagecoach services available between Hastings and Bexhill, supplemented by the network of local services in Hastings.

As well as achieving a saving by better matching the routes to the demand for travel to/from the College, streamlining the routes has reduced the journey times for many students in rural Rother, in some cases by nearly forty minutes per day. If you require any further information please contact the Passenger Transport Services team on 01273 335080.

Beckley Players are performing a farce, Key for Two, directed by Roy Iremonger, on Wednesday 27 th June to Saturday 30 June. The box office will open from 28 May, and tickets can be booked with Ann Bowler on 01797 260232. There will be a gala night on the Wednesday, with wine and canapés, tickets £10, and on the Friday we will have a theatre supper, tickets £15. Tickets for the remaining performances will be £6.

Beckley School Association Needs You! What’s it all about?

The BSA raises money for Beckley School.

The school then uses this money to buy resources. We do this to improve our children’s experience in school, to enrich their education.

We also have a giggle and make a few friends along the way.

How do we do this?

We organise events like .The Summer Fair, its great fun but we always need new ideas and help – without new parents joining the BSA events like this won’t happen. This is where you come in.

For more information or to join our mailing list email Tina Langmead at . BSA needs any unwanted bum bags! New link on Beckley School website for BSA.Just type in and see the link on the left hand side for BSA. Take a look at all the events coming up in 2012. Also all the money they have raise over the years for the School.

Messy Church is creating lots of mess and needs more little fingers to get stuck in! Messy Church brings adults and children together where they experience a fun-filled Christian community outside Sunday worship. It is for all ages and an adult must bring a child or vice versa! Each meeting is themed, has a creative messy activity, sing song and ends with a shared meal. We meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 4pm at Udimore Community Hall next to St Mary’s Church. Future planned themes include:

Tuesday 12th June - Noah’s Ark (note adjusted date)

Tuesday 3rd July - Feeding the 5000

August TBA - Sandcastle Picnic on the beach with other Messy Churches

Tuesday 4th September - New Beginnings

Any questions please call Jo 01424 882652 or Verity 01424 883242

Beckley Village Walking group. We meet up on a Sunday morning at the Beckley village centre. Our aim is to build up to a 13 mile sponsored power walk at the end of May/early June. For more information email or call 01797 260843*Exciting new website group called Bargains in Beckley. Setup for locals to sell items they no longer need and want to sell, if you are looking for something why not try posting a wanted post. No selling fees like most internet sites or local free papers. Just go on face book and enter Bargains in Beckley and join this free group we have over 104 members now selling all their goodies.

So that residents are aware they can contact our District Councillor Ian Jenkins via e mail. This will help the parish by giving you more immediate responses to questions or concerns.

Dog fouling isn’t just unpleasant, it’s illegal. Dog owners have a responsibility to clear up after their pets, those that don’t can face fines of up to £1,000.If you would like to make a dog fouling complaint please phone 01424 787000 if you don’t make this call they will keep letting their dogs do it.

Beckley Preschool aim to provide activities and equipment in a relaxed and happy atmosphere so that children will progress in all areas of development and become independent in preparation for school. We believe that a child’s first experience in a learning environment should lay a good foundation for their enjoyment of education and discovering new experiences. Beckley Preschool opening times are: Mornings 9.00am - 12.00pm Monday to Friday. Lunch Club 12.00pm - 1.00pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please call Beckley Preschool for further information: 01797 260582 or visit their website .

Beckley Village Centre is available to 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 conference. For further information on charges and hall bookings call Margaret Lenton 01797260420

Why not join one of the many groups held in Beckley village centre.



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Pilates every Wednesdays 1.30pm contact Sarah Lush 07769651899

Taekwondo every Wednesdays 4.30pm contact Petra Darvill 01233 330128

Beckley Trefoil Guild meets Third Monday of the month in the Small Hall at 7.30 Secretary Julie 252404

Guides Wednesdays 6.30pm contact Pam Colgrave 01797 253177

Brownies Thursday 6.30pm

Table Tennis every Thursday mornings old & new members welcome Carol Cobby 01797 252382

Yoga every Friday mornings contact Evelyn Lamb 260569

Friends of Beckley Church Coffee Morning 1st Tuesday 10.30am

WI 2nd Monday 7.30pm contact Ann Jones 260527

Regular monthly Council Meetings are held in the Village Centre’s Meeting Room. Every 2nd Wednesday at 730.

Village Lunch 2nd Thursday 12.30pm bookings Lila Bryant 260518

History Society Friday evenings contact Dennis Ward 260313

Beckley horticultural society 01797 260232

Beckley players 01797 230572

Beckley bowls club 01797 252129

Residents of the village may like to also join Beckley village society; it’s been set up to inform villagers of the goings on in Beckley by an email informing you of everything from fetes, fairs, sport events and future housing planning. To join just send your name to

Or join our Facebook group Beckley Village Society with over 112 members now, the site can be used for local businesses, sharing events or just to post a photo of the beautiful Beckley scenes.

If you see anything suspicious in the village please call

PC Nigel Collins 07787 685691 or 0845 6070999*Fly tipping Rother District Council has a fly tipping telephone line 01424 787000 or an online reporting system

Please give full details of location and what the fly tipping consists of.

To put everything is this column Please email me by 10am Monday to make Friday’s column at:

Mrs Deborah Ongley, Beckley Main Street