Beckley village voice

A huge thank you to everyone who came and supported the school fair.

The weather was truly British but everyone carried on and had a good time. It was lovely to see so many of the village clubs and societies represented there and we hope you all had a successful afternoon too and would love to see you all again next year.

Beckley Parish Council has their new website up and running. Please check it out.

Just to let potential Yogis out there know that Yoga will be taking place ALL Fridays at 9.30am throughout the summer break. (£7.50 for a drop in class. no need to book.)

Don’t forget Jempsons Bus service. They run a daily bus service for customers without their own cars, the elderly and those with mobility problems, to the Peasmarsh Superstore.

The service runs through Beckley every Monday and Tuesday (once in the morning, then again in the afternoon) calling at the Rose & Crown then Four Oaks, the bus will conveniently stop anywhere if it is safe to do so in-between these points.

For a copy of the new timetable view the website

Your church yard needs you! They urgently need a number of other volunteers willing to use the tools provided or their own tools to cut the grass and manage the ever present weeds.

If you feel you could commit a couple of hours a week and would like to help. The work is not that hard and it can be most rewarding. Chris Fairman 01797 260360.

Beckley Buzzy Bees Toddler Group. They meet at the Beckley Village Hall, Every Wednesday morning from 9.15 to 11.15.Supported by the Playgroup and a qualified member of staff is on hand during the session to assist with the organisation and to coordinate events. Speakers are regularly arranged and a “healthy snack time” is part of the session. The group offers a friendly supportive atmosphere to all visitors for just £2.00 a session (to cover running costs) everyone is welcome throughout the morning and more details can be obtained from Julie on the Playgroup phone numbers or by e-mail at

Beckley Village Walking group. We meet up on a Sunday morning at the Beckley village centre. For more information email or call 01797 260843

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 105 members.

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. Rother District Council has a fly tipping telephone line 01424 787000 or an online reporting system give full details of location and what the fly tipping consists of.

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

Beckley will have a computer group coming soon to the village hall. They are in the process of starting a computer club for local people to learn new skills. For more information and offers of helping out with the group please email Gail.

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 116 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.

Lastly Happy Retirement, Pam Berry. Who has been at Beckley School over 30 years. Wishing her the very best for a well deserve relaxing retirement.

To put everything is this column, please email.

Mrs Deborah Ongley, Beckley Main Street