Beckley

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If you are enjoying the extracts: from the Beckley school logbook why not buy a copy of “Diary of a Victorian Schoolmaster” or its companion book ‘Beckley C of E School, The Victorian Years.’ Available to buy at the school office or the Rose and Crown. A donation from each book sold goes towards the Beckley School Association.

Holy Eucharist: Sunday 28st October 8am and 10am at Beckley church.

Messy Church is back: New venue now at the Village Centre Thursday 8th November 3.30- 5pm.

History of state surveillance: a talk by Geoff Beer. Village hall Friday 26th October as part of the Beckley History societies programme. 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.

Fun Pumpkin carving competition: take a carved pumpkin on the theme of Halloween to the Rose and Crown at 6.30pm on Tuesday 30th October and see if you can win the Pumpkin Challenge Cup. Free entry.

Beckley Village Centre: Readers living in Beckley know how important our Village Centre is to the community. Think of all the activities it holds – Preschool, Table Tennis, Taekwando, Pilates, Beckley Players, History Society, the WI and much more. The Centre is looked after from day-to-day by Deborah and Wil and management is the responsibility of a committee of trustees. This is where we need your help. Please consider becoming part of this committee. With just 4 meetings a year this is not an onerous task but you would make a real contribution to the village. To find out more contact Nigel Pearson 01797 260537 or Mary Howse 01797260213

Beckley 10k: takes place on Sunday November 4th in aid of the village centre. Please support the runners and cheer them along the route. Also be extra vigilant when driving on that day as there will be runners on the village roads. It’s that time of year again! The Beckley 10k is a race very close to our hearts as this is where it all began, Nice Work’s very first race 14 years ago.

A true community race which raises money for the Beckley Village Centre, with fantastic marshals and free beer and cake, what more could you ask for?!

This popular but challenging rural run returns again next month for the fourteenth year. The Beckley 10K is run along the lanes around this pretty East Sussex village which is hilly in parts, although the home stretch is straight and largely downhill-ish, so a fast finish is guaranteed. Runners of all standards welcome and there are medals, free beer and homemade cakes available for all finishers. A 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk, will be taking place alongside the main 10K race at 11:00 am, and also a short Children’s Race, will be taking place at 10:45 am. Entries for both races are available on the day of the race. It makes for a fantastic family morning event.

If you have already booked to enter the race, great! Your race pack will be sent out shortly and we look forward to seeing you there. If not, the race details are as follows:

To book please visit the race page on the Nice Work website here for links to the online sites.

If you’d like more information about this or any of our races, send us an email at info@nice-work.org.uk, visit www.nice-work.org.uk or call 01797 229955.

Parish Council meetings: Please be aware that the PC meetings have moved to first Monday of the month….same venue same time. Next meeting November 5th.

Coffee morning with stalls, books etc: Friends of All Saints hold a monthly coffee morning on the first Tuesday of the month. The next one is 6th November 10.30 – noon. In the Village Centre. It is in aid of the Sarah Lee Trust this month.

Beckley Lunch club: in aid of the Village hall. A two course meal with coffee or tea for just £5.00. The next one will be November 8th. Everyone welcome but pre-booking is essential. Contact Tony Bryant 01797260518 for more information or bookings.

War Memorial: This November marks the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. The “There but not there” theme that is a nationwide project has been applied to our very own war memorial by a couple of ingenious locals. Do take a look.

Village Play: The village school will be putting on a very special play to commemorate the end of WW1 in the village hall on Friday 9th November at 7.30pm and all villagers are invited to attend what could prove to be a very moving piece of drama. It is based upon the school logbooks entries of that time. Refreshments will be served and poppies will be on sale.

Farmers Market/ coffee stop: Saturday 11th November come along to the village hall 10-12 and support the local producers. Lovely bread, meat, plants, soaps and sweets amongst other items. coffee shop/ breakfast – the WI do a lovely bacon roll at the farmers market and set the small hall up as a coffee shop…..do try and come along.

Christmas Craft Fair: once again the preschool are organising a Christmas craft fair on Saturday 24th November in the village hall. 10-2pm. Do support all the wonderful local crafts people and in turn support the preschool. There are also lots of fun activities for the little people and of course Father Christmas himself!

Flu vaccines have started: Northiam surgery are again providing Flu jabs but are changing the system slightly. This year there are going to be three types of flu vaccine. A flu vaccine for people who will be aged 65 or over on the 31st March 2019.A flu vaccine for anyone with a qualifying condition who will be 64 or younger on the 31st March 2019.A nasal flu vaccine for anyone who will be 17 or under on the 31st March 2019.

The reason for having two different adult vaccinations is because the immune response to vaccination diminishes with age. This is why in some years the flu vaccination has not given as much protection to the population as we would hope. Therefore the two vaccinations produce an immune response in a slightly different way and should maximise the immune response of everyone who receives it. Read more about the flu vaccination

Due to there being different flu vaccines for different patients we are changing how we do the flu clinics this year. Firstly there will be separate clinics for 65’s and over and under 65’s. Secondly we are going to split the over 65 clinics up alphabetically. The reason we have changed to an alphabet based system is to try and even up the numbers in all the flu clinics that we run as in previous years some are much busier than others.

Clinics will be held at Northiam on the following days for patients 65 AND OVER No appointment is needed

Wednesday 7th November - Patients with surnames starting G to J 2pm to 3.30pm

Thursday 15th November - Patients with surnames starting K to N 2pm to 3.30pm

Wednesday 21st November - Patients with surnames starting O to S 2pm to 3.30pm

Thursday 29th November - Patients with surnames starting T to Z 2pm to 3.30pm

Obviously if you can’t make the clinic slot appropriate to your name you are welcome to come to one of the other ones at either surgery

Patients who are 64 and under can attend either of the clinics listed below please call to make an appointment

Monday 5 November from 5pm

Childrens Flu Clinics

Preschool children age 2, 3 and 4 can receive the nasal flu clinic at the surgery. Children who are in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be offered the vaccination at school.

We will be doing clinics for the preschool children on the following days by appointment- Please call to make an appointment

Wednesday 31st October from 1.30pm

Thursday 22nd November from 2pm

Fitness Sessions: Jubilee field Wednesdays 6am and 10am open to all £6 per session. The sessions are open to all and are mainly for adults, but are kid friendly, so feel free to bring your kids along and they can join in or just play on the new equipment.

Parish website: The Parish council has spaces on its website www.beckleyparishcouncil.org.uk and they are happy to advertise village events on this page. Please send details to sueevans900@gmail.com

Beckley also has some Facebook pages: Search for the groups: Beckley Village Society, Better Beckley Project and Bargains in Beckley (A free selling site)