Beckley

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The log book: entry here is taken from just over 100 years ago. Mr Blackmore is still the headmaster.

07.12.17: Ordinary work during the whole of the week. The attendance has been fairly good – 93%. It appears as though some of the children’s luncheons have been stolen: but the culprits undiscovered.

10.12.17: Six girls, Edith Luck, Irene Dengate, Georgina Vener, Annie Bryant, Edith Baggett (Editor’s note: the later was admitted 29.03.15 from Dr Barnardo’s –staying at Clayhill – returned to Dr Barnardo’s – 21.06.18) and Ethel Jarman have more than once defaced Bibles. Their misconduct must not be repeated: and they should be made to pay for the damage they have done.

14.12.17: Children luncheons: It has been ascertained that the “offender” is a small boy only five years old, who possibly did not know he was doing wrong.

Special pre-Christmas offer: if you enjoy the extracts or know anyone who went to Beckley school you can get a special 3 book set from the Rose n Crown or Beckley school office. For just £20 in the run up to Christmas, this would make a great gift for someone who went to Beckley school or who had relatives that did. The set comprises of A year in the life, The Victorian years and The war Years and includes photos from local residents. Proceeds go towards the Beckley School Association.

Farmers Market/ coffee stop: Saturday 8th December 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.

Beckley Church Services: Sunday 9th December 8am and 10am. Christingle- A lovely service for the family. Sunday 9th December 4pm Beckley Church. Carol Service- Sunday 23d

December Beckley Church 6.30pm. Midnight mass 24th December 11.30pm at Beckley Church.

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 December 13th. Everyone welcome but pre-booking is essential. Contact Tony Bryant 01797260518 for more information or bookings.

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

Coffee morning with stalls, books etc: Friends of All Saints hold a monthly coffee morning. Decembers will include sherry and mince pies as well as a Christmas tombola. Always on the first Tuesday of the month. The next one is in January 10.30 – noon. In the Village Centre.

Messy Church is back!!!!: New venue now at the Village Centre

Speedwatch: The team have been out and 87 people were recorded speeding in just a few sessions in one week! Do consider joining the team so they can run more sessions and thus reduce speeding in our village. For further details please email Mike Rowe on mike.rowe@beckleyparishcouncil.org.uk

Useful numbers for local clubs and village amenities etc.: Buzzy Bees-Babies & Toddler Group – Village hall weds- term time- 9.15-11.15am £2.50 a family. Beckley Preschool- Village Hall- term time Mon 9-3 Tues 9-3 Wed 9-3 Fri 9-3- 01797 260 582- www.bpnn.co.uk. Village Primary School- 01797 260 342- www.beckley.e-sussex.sch.uk. All Saints Church – Fr Martin Harper -Tel: 01424 883408. www.beckleyandpeasmarshchurch.co.uk. Friends of Beckley Church-coffee morning- 1st Tuesday- 10.30-12.30-Village Hall- 01797 260360. Farmers Market – held every 2nd Saturday of the month - Village Hall- 10-12pm. Parish council -All Welcome- meet every 1st Monday in the month - Village Hall – 7.30pm. WI – 2nd Monday 7.30pm –Village Hall-01797260450. Trefoil 3rd Monday of month –Village Hall- 01797 260537. Pilates –every Monday 630-730pm & Wednesday- 1.30-2.30- Village Hall-07769651899. Taekwondo every Wednesday-430pm Village Hall- Start from age 5. Petra 01233 642357. Brownies & Guides- Further information - 07508636372. Table Tennis- Every Thursday- 9.30-11.30am– Village Hall- 01797 252382. Personal trainer (HIT Work Out ) Steve Hudson Every Wednesday 6am & 10 am. On the Jubilee field. 07488701642 xrpersonaltraining@gmail.com. Tennis Court- Located at top of the Playing fields free to play and unlocked. Yoga- every Friday 9.30-11am –Village Hall- Romy 01424 421876. Lunch Club- All ages- 2nd Thursday-Village Hall- 12.30- 01797 260 -518. History Society-01797 252173. Horticultural Society- 01797 260232. Beckley Players (Am/Dram)- 01797 260898 Beckley Bowls- 01797 252129. Beckley Cricket Club- 07599175491 Beckley Rangers-football- 01797 260513. Village Hall Hire- 01797260846 hirebeckleyvillagecentre@hotmail.com. 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 sue.evans@beckleyparishcouncil.org.uk