Beckley horticultural society: PLANT SALE and Coffee morning This Saturday 7th May at 10.30. A chance to stock up with a mixture of home grown and nursery plants at rock bottom prices and buy some home made cakes to either take home or enjoy with a cup of tea/coffee and friends. Early birds gets the best plants!

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PARISH ASSEMBLY: Friday 13 May 2016 7.30/8pm in The Village Centre

The Parish Assembly is an informal, friendly meeting for villagers to get together, it is not a Parish Council meeting, and all villagers are invited to come along and find out what is happening in the village and/or ask any questions relating to village life. Your opinions on what is happening in your village are important and now is the time for you to have a voice. Find out about housing development, plans for the Jubilee Field, how you can designate a wildlife verge, what is happening to our village signs and more.

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All village clubs and organisations are welcome to have a display or to give a talk about what they do. If you would like to be represented please contact the Parish Clerk by latest Friday 6 May with your details. [email protected] Tel: 01424 532231

Your Parish Councillors, along with your two District Councillors and your County Councillor will be present should you wish to talk with them.

Please do come along and help to make this a successful evening. The evening will end with a glass of wine and a Beckley Banger in a bun from Charley and Nicks Beckley farm produce.

Thank you Beckley people: Beckley pre-school have a new fence thanks to some very kind people helping out.. They would really appreciate any help in providing any donated veg plants, flowers,seeds. Being a charity run pre school what we do for the children of the village and surrounding areas we do run on limited funds . If you can help please e-mail : [email protected] or pop into the pre-school based in the village hall. Many thanks for your support we hope you enjoy seeing the front garden blooming over the next few months.

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Like too see wild flowers on our verges in Beckley? If you wish for beckley parish council to adopt any verges there is a “ road verge campaign”

Cleaning of the road signs: As some of you may not be aware of the cleaning of road sign has been put on to the village members. So if you fancy treating a sign by your home and don’t mind getting wet hands then please give them a wash! ( warm soapy water) Sorry no prizes for the best kept sign....

BECKLEY FARMERS MARKET: Saturday 14th May 10 am til 12 at Beckley Village Centre.

Vegebox, Lighthouse Bakery, Rex with his cheeses and charcuterie,home produced meats, amongst others.

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As always refreshments are provided by the lovely ladies of the WI.

Please come along, tell your friends, support this event to raise money for the upkeep of the village hall. Use it or lose it! Should you wish to get in touch with the organiser Paul Lewis 01797 260286 [email protected] Dates June 11th, July 9th, august 13th, September 10th, October 8th, November 12th, December 10th.

JUMBLE SALE: Saturday 23rd July 10-12 Held at Beckley village centre. All money made goes towards the up kept of Beckley Village Centre/Hall. Please drop off any jumble the night before friday 22nd july to the hall 7-8pm.

Village Centre 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 meeting. The Village Hall is available to hire either of the 2 halls or committee room. Prices start from as little as £11 per hour for the small hall and £13 phr for the large hall. For further information and to book email [email protected] or call 01797260846.

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Beckley’s clubs: society’s, classes and groups held in Beckley Village Centre:

Regular monthly Beckley Parish Council Meetings held every 2nd Wednesday in the month Visit the website for Should any groups or societies which to use a projector the PC have one and are happy to lend it out if using it @ Beckley village centre.

Beckley Trefoil meet at 2pm - 4pm 9 on the 3rd Monday of the month in the small hall. Beckley computer club 07904 837 751. Busy Bees (Baby and toddlers Group) Term Time only every Wednesday £2 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 W.I 2nd Monday 7.30pm BECKLEY W.I ARE LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS Call Marion 260450 or Anthea 260838. Beckley Lunch Club 2nd Thursday 12.30pm bookings Tony Bryant 260518. Beckley History Society contact Dennis Ward 260313. Beckley horticultural society 01797 260232. Beckley players 01797 230572.

Outside of the centre:

Beckley bowls club 01797 252129. Beckley Rangers club chairman Phil Brain on 01797 260513

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Beckley Parish Church: Holy communion 8:00, Mattins or Eucharist 10:00 ( 2nd and 4th)

Beckley Gospel Church: Every Wednesday Bible study 7:00

Beckley park cricket club will soon be starting their 2016 games. When the ground is dry enough there will be cricket nets on a Wednesday evening starting at 6 . Everyone is welcome all ages and ability . New players are especially welcome . Any enquiries please ring 07599175491

Defibrillators Public access defibrillators (PADs): Can be found in public spaces: Thanks to Beckley Parish Council, Beckley has now got one located on the wall by the main doors at Beckley village hall. Its briefcase-sized box on the wall contains a PAD. It’s there for anyone to use on someone in cardiac arrest. They are simple and safe. The machine gives clear spoken instructions. Once in position, the defibrillator detects the heart’s rhythm. It won’t deliver a shock unless one is needed. Every second counts After a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and de fibrillation reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10 per cent.

More information on how it works: Visit Rother Responders fantastic website

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Police Community Support Officer: If you require to report anything please contact [email protected] who will be happy to help or Sergeant Dave Townsend [email protected]

Contact your District Councillors: So that residents are aware they can contact our District Councillor Ian Jenkins or Martin Mooney. This will help the parish by giving you more immediate responses to questions or concerns. [email protected] or [email protected]

What to report a pot hole or leaves in a ditch?: Use this great website You can report every thing from over hanging hedges to a dumped mattress!

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