Beckley village voice

40’s & 50’s Night. Saturday 24th November 7-11pm.

Held at Beckley village centre, this is a fund raising event for Beckley Village Centre as they are in need of some new curtains to match the new windows! So why not come along for a real village evening with friends, family and meet other villagers. Enjoy the very best music of the late 40’s & 50’s, played by top DJ’s. Lots of bunting, flags, jiving and poke-a-dot dresses! Whether you dance the night away or just sit back and enjoy it with great company.

Bring your own drinks & nibbles. (There will be free tea & coffee) Fancy dress would be great, but don’t be put off if you don’t want to dress up! Just come along and support this great village event. Tickets are £7.50 if you pay for your ticket before 1st November or £8 on the door. Box office 01797 260 846.

Sadly Beckley Guides has closed for the time being as there is no longer a Leader. If anyone thinks they would like to become a Leader, they would get a lot of support and there is a really good training programme, they can email Pam, or phone 253177 or text 07963877878

THE FRIENDS OF ALL SAINTS CHURCH are having a superb Concert and Supper to celebrate Harvest Time in All Saints on Saturday October 13th at 6pm. Doors Open. The well-known WEALDEN CONSORT will be entertaining us with a programme of English Folk Songs plus Songs from the Shows. This will be followed by HARVEST SUPPER in the Village Centre prepared and cooked by the Ladies of the Village. A High standard is guaranteed! All this for just £12 a ticket available from our Hon Treasurer Keith Ford on 01797 260223. Do come along for a real village evening to round off our glorious summer of success and bring your friends why not get up a party. Bars available at both venues.

Sunday’s was Beckley’s 10K. A big thank you to all the helpers marshalling, serving teas and the supporters in the wet weather!

Beckley Parish Council has their new website up and running. Please check it out. .The next meeting will be Wednesday 10th October 7:30pm in the meeting room above the village centre. All welcome, come along and have your say in the open part of the meeting.

FRIENDS OF BECKLEY CHURCH has been going for some 23 years now and was formed to preserve the fabric of All Saints and its Churchyard. You do not have to be religious to join it’s simply there to preserve Beckley’s oldest heritage building for all of us and for those that follow us in our lovely village. Membership for life costs just £20 and we are keen to welcome new members to help out with our village events.

Please contact Mike Hancock on 01797 260525 or Keith Ford on 01797 260223 for details

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

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 129 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.

THE FRIENDS OF ALL SAINTS have a Coffee Morning in the Village Centre on the FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH usually in aid of other Local and National Charities. We have a Book Stall and a Raffle. It’s a chance to meet and chat and has proved very popular over the 15 or so years it’s been running. Everyone and anyone are welcome to come along and share in the friendship. Please contact Mike Hancock on 01797 260525

Fancy joining Rye & District Lions Club? Although not based in Beckley, they cover the village and in fact go out as far as Hawkhurst. We do have members from Beckley and would welcome more. More information email

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 129 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.

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Mrs Deborah Ongley, Beckley Main Street