Dog Alert

The fields around Beckford Community Village Hall have long been used for exercising dogs. Villagers, and others, arrive on foot or by car and take their dogs with them around the fields.

Recently, two problems have arisen.

First, dogs have been seen on the upper part of the fields, beyond the hedge where a notice says ‘no dogs beyond this point’. The reason this notice was put there some years ago is that the upper field is used by children and young people, for playing football and training. We do not want them to encounter the mess that even well-behaved and controlled dogs may leave there. The mess raises serious health issues in that dog faeces can cause severe illness, even leading to blindness, in children. We therefore request that everyone should be careful to observe this restriction, which still leaves plenty of space for dogs to run around on the lower field.

Secondly, and very regrettably, some people have been leaving dog mess in the general waste bins, ignoring the special bins provided for the purpose. This creates a very unpleasant task for the local volunteers who empty the bins, as well as causing the waste bins to get into an unhygenic state.

We hope that everyone concerned will take note of these points and respond accordingly. Some local playing fields do not allow dogs. The BCVH committee want to continue to provide this popular local facility, but if problems continue we may have no alternative but to ban dogs on our fields.
BCVH Ltd committee

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Discover Beckford “As It Was”

We are having a Film Show and Photography Exhibition at Beckford Village Hall, Saturday October 24th at 7pm. Ploughman’s Supper, Licensed Bar, Raffle and Music. Chat over old memories like the arrival of evacuues in the war and reminisce about people and events. Admission by ticket only £7.50 from Yo 881373, Margaret 881600 and Phyl 881288.

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Beckford Community Village Hall Ltd AGM

Notice is hereby given that the 5th AGM of BCVH Ltd (Beckford Community Village Hall Ltd) will take place on Monday 28th September 2015 at 7.00pm in Beckford Village Hall.

All residents of the parish of Beckford are welcome to attend.


  1. Apologies

  2. Quorum

  3. Declaration of Interests

  4. Chairman’s Report

  5. Treasurer’s Report

  6. Names of Members and Representatives

  7. Appointment of Independent Assessors (Hon. auditors)

  8. Election of Officers : Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Bookings Clerk

9. Any Other Business

10. Date of Next Annual General Meeting

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We have a defibrillator

The new defibrillator has now been installed on the front of the hall, and an awareness session was held on July 14. The defibrillator requires a code to operate and is a useful tool which may help when ambulance attendance is delayed. If someone has a suspected heart attack an ambulance should be called and, if a trained person is available, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation should be started. If someone is willing to help who has received defibrillator training, the ambulance control will give the code for the defibrillator, which can then be obtained and used until paramedics can take over.

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Croquet Club News

New developments are under way at the Beckford Croquet Club. One of our two courts has been levelled and reseeded in a record time of under 2 days. This has been made possible by a club members generous donation. The lawn will be called Margret’s Lawn.

Within just 2 years the club has attracted popular local support and successfully competed in the South West Federation league matches. In 2015 there will be more club sessions and Croquet Association coaching. Further information please call Chris Hague Tel: 01242 621288

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Theft and Damage

Beckford Social Club, Tennis Club and Croquet Club were all subject to theft or damage at about 11.45 last night (Thursday 25th September) A vehicle was driven across the playing field from the Conderton Road gate to the rear of the Social Club. If you have any information please contact the Police (dial 101) quoting reference 723S 25/9 or contact us through this website.

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Seasonal Flu Clinics 2014

Subject to vaccines being delivered when expected, there will be a clinic at the Village Hall for patients who live in Beckford and surrounding villages on Thursday 23rd October 10.30am – 12.30pm.

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Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be on Monday 22nd September at 7.00 pm
2014 4th BCVH LTD AGM notice

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Bredon Hill Surgery

Please note change of day and time of Doctors Surgery at Village Hall to Monday and Thursday 3.00pm – 5.00pm from Monday 2nd December.

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Appalachian Roots

An evening of traditional music and dance from two of America’s leading artists, Ira Bernstein and Riley Baugus. You’ll hear authentic Old Time music as celebrated in the Oscar winning films, “Brother Where Art Thou” and “Cold Mountain.” You’ll see American clogging; think “Riverdance” meets “Deliverance.” You’ll hear how Riley went from mountain blacksmith to friend of Hollywood.
15th November 7.30pm. Tickets £10 on the door or call 07584 550545 or email
Appalachian Roots Poster

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