Beckley village voice

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.

The official unveiling ceremony of the Beckley Jubilee clock happen on Friday afternoon. Tina and Alan would like to thank all the villagers for their support in attending events such as bingo, dog show or buying clothes from Sarah’s closet or cookbooks because without their support they would not have our fabulous new village clock up in time to celebrate the jubilee weekend. What a great turn out for Saturdays Dog show. They raise over £300 for the BSA.

Saturday 7th July it will be Beckley school summer fete. This year they have invited lots of community groups such as preschool, brownies friends of church etc. to run their own stalls to help them with running costs. They want to make this a real community day. There will be fitness challenges, crockery smashing, rugby/football challenges, maypole dancing, zumba, human show jumping, teas cakes bbq along with the usual tombola’s hoopla. Sarah’s closet will be making a one off appearance for designer/branded clothes. So if anyone has anything they would like to donate there will be bins outside the school gate appearing after the holiday for donations or drop it off at the office. They will be also collecting unwanted toys (in whole/good condition) soft toys, books bric a brac.

Raffle tickets will be on sale soon too 1st prize hamper 2nd prize wine 3rd prize a day out for a family.

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

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.

Beckley Baby Club every Wednesday 9.15-11.15 £2

Aeroba-Funk. Every Tuesday 6.30pm.Aerobics for all levels of fitness to 70s, 80s and 90s Music. Emma 07809 887471

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