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Beckley School Log Book quote: On 1st August 1895-Mr W Blackmore, the then Headmaster, wrote “ The danger of the epidemic of mumps seems to have passed over. Every precaution has been taken to prevent contagion, when one member of a family has the disease the other members have been quarantined. The School will not open tomorrow as the room will be used by the members of the “Beckley Women’s Friendly Society.”

Beckley CE School Summer Fair Report: A fabulous day was had by all.

The fair organised by the Beckley School Association who work tirelessly all year round to organise fairs, cake sales, movie nights and much more to raise funds for the school.

‘What a wonderful day we had, the weather was on our side and we were amazed by the number of parents, grandparents, villagers and others who came to support the event. A massive thank you to the dedicated committee and the programme advertisers, to Design a Sign for our banners, to Beckley WI and Beckley Church who attend with a stall every year; and to Hastings Military Vehicles who really added to the atmosphere with the vehicles and machine gun.’ Said Bruni Llovet, chair of Beckley School Association.

‘We really couldn’t do this without all the support and ideas of our fantastic parents, the staff and especially to our Head of School Mr Thurston who willingly went in the stocks and allowed the children and parents alike to pelt him with soaking wet sponges, what a good sport!’ continued Bruni.

The Summer Fair raised over £1,900 profit and the money will all be used to enhance the children’s time at Beckley School including a whole school trip planned for December 2017.

Hedges and Road Signs: There are several hedges that have grown well thanks to the recent weather! Please can homeowners ensure that any hedges they are responsible for are kept trimmed back if they border a pavement. Also several of the village’s traffic signs, which were beautifully cleaned by the Parish Council earlier in the year, are becoming obscured by rampant vegetation! If there is a sign near your house please consider trimming back any excessive vegetation (only if safe to do so) in order to help make our village a safer place.

New Parish website; The Parish council has recently updated its website if you have a local event that you would like advertised on this page please send details to

Holy Communion: Beckley Church: Sunday July 30th at 8am

Beckley Speedwatch: During the last month 48 vehicles were recorded speeding in Beckley. During the last year 565 vehicles were recorded. More volunteers needed for an hour a month to help slow traffic down in our village. If you are interested in helping for just an hour a month please contact

Farmers Market: Beckley village hall Saturday 12th August 10-12pm . Lots of interesting stalls and local produce. Please support this event and support your local businesses.

Beckley Church Fete and Dog Show; Monday August 28th on the Glebe field. 1pm . Come along and support our church and enjoy music from the Wealden Brass Band . All the usual stalls such as bric-a-brac, bowling for gammon, hoopla, beat the goalie, splat the rat , bbq, Pimms, ice creams and much more!

Autumn Show; Following on from the very successful summer show , Beckley Horticultral Society’s next show will be on 23rd September, followed by their

Autumn workshop: getting the most out of your soil and plants in winter on Saturday 21st October 10am. Their final event of the year is the Agm and social evening on November 27th.

Old Rural Days; A Beckley History Society Talk by Melvin Smith 27th October . Beckley village Centre 8pm

The Christmas Opera: Saturday 16th December has SOLD OUT but still some tickets available for Sunday 17th in the lovely music room at Frewen College (Brickwall House).Tickets £28.00 to include a glass of Champagne and chocolates on arrival. Three singers-Thomasin Trezise (soprano),Paul Hopwood (tenor),Philip Smith (baritone).Limited tickets 65 only, please book early. Black Tie or lounge suit.7.00 for 7.30.

Beckley Cricket Club are always looking for new players of all abilities and age groups. If anyone is interested in playing, scoring or umpiring please contact Roger Howis 07599175491

Brownie/Guide helpers needed: Beckley Guide and Brownie unit are in desperate need of some extra help in order to remain open from September onwards…….without extra help they may have to close. You don’t need to have been a guide or Brownie yourself you just need to be enthusiastic, enjoy developing new skills and enjoy meeting new people. If you wish to find out more contact

Beckley’s clubs: society’s, classes and groups held in Beckley Village Centre: Beckley Parish Council Regular monthly meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday in the month. Visit the new website for updates BECKLEY W.I 2nd Monday 7.30pm BECKLEY W.I ARE LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS Call Marion 260450 or Anthea 260838. Beckley Trefoil meets at 2pm - 4pm 9 on the 3rd Monday of the month in the small hall. Busy Bees (Baby and toddlers Group) Term Time only every Wednesday £2.50 per family 9.15-11.15 free tea, coffee for parents. Free snacks for the children. Pilates every Monday 6-8pm Wednesdays 1.30 -230pm Sarah Lush 07769651899. Taekwondo every Wednesdays 4.30- 6pm contact Petra Darvill 01233 330128. Brownies and Guides term time Thursdays 6.30pm in the small hall. Table Tennis every Thursday 930 - 1130 am old & new members welcome Carol Cobby 01797 252382. Yoga every Friday 930-11am contact Evelyn Lamb 260569. Friends of Beckley Church Coffee Morning 1st Tuesday 10.30am-1230. Beckley Lunch Club 2nd Thursday 12.30pm bookings Tony Bryant 260518. Beckley History Society contact Bill Bullock 01797 252173. Beckley Horticultural Society 01797 260232. Beckley players 01797 230572.

Outside of the centre: Beckley bowls club 01797 260537. Beckley Rangers club Beckley Parish Church: Holy communion 8:00, Matins or Eucharist 10:00 ( 2nd and 4th) Beckley Gospel Church: Every Wednesday Bible study 7:00

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