Pancake Party - Shrove Tuesday 9th February, 7pm in the Victory Hall. Pancakes and party games for the young (and young at heart). Bring your own drink and glasses. There is no charge, but a collection for Christian Aid. Vacancy for a Parish Councillor Beenham Parish Council is looking for a local resident to join the current team of six people. The Councillors are volunteers who are commited to making a difference and influencing activities within the community. For more information contact Chairman Alex Cother on 0714697
Beenham Allotments There is currently a half plot available for a local parishioner and there will be more plots available later this year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 971 4465.
Welcome to our website
Welcome to the Beenham Parish website, which is intended primarily as a source of useful and up-to-date information for those living in the community – although we also hope that those from further afield will find it interesting.
The Parish of Beenham has many clubs and activities and a number of businesses, large and small. There is a primary school, a church, a village hall, a couple of pubs, several farms and a Parish Council.
A brief introduction to the Parish
Beenham is a small rural parish midway between Newbury and Reading. It covers about 5 square miles and has some 1,200 inhabitants. The main village lies on the escarpment to the north of the Kennet Valley, spreading for over a mile along the ridge. Most of the houses here enjoy views over the rolling farmland of the North Wessex Downs, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In the centre of the village are the Primary School, the Village Hall and adjoining Beenham Club, the recreation ground and the Six Bells pub. A little way down Church Lane, on the border between village and farmland, is St. Mary’s Church. Cottages and more substantial houses straggle southwards down Beenham Hill and the lanes running down to the Kennet Valley. The A4 trunk road, the railway line, the Kennet and Avon Canal and the River Kennet run along the valley. Here can be found the other main residential part of the community, the attractive new development at Aldermaston Wharf, with its combination of houses and flats. Between the two main parts of the Parish lies a busy industrial estate. The main businesses are the Marley tile manufacturing plant and the Grundon waste facility. There is a wide variety of other smaller businesses.
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Christmas Tree lights up The Beenham Village Events group organised a Christmas tree in the village outside the school. The tree was chosen from Greyfield Woods and was donated by BIG, with lots of assistance from Graham Bowsher and his team to set it up and cover it with festive lights. The official tree lighting ceremony took place after the Christingle service in St Mary's church and families walked up the lane from the church despite the seasonal weather. Mince pies, BBQ, mulled wine and music made the occasion really enjoyable and all the help from the community added to the Christmas feel. A special thank you to the late John Thurley who instigated the village Christmas tree who would no doubt been really chuffed to see so many people from the community supporting the event.
Beenham Diary A diary of upcoming events in Beenham is published in the Church Magazine, which is available here
E-mail Newsletter The Parish Council is keen to encourage greater use of the web site, including news of local events, and has established an
e-mail address list so that when there is some local news it does not just go on the website but you are told about it by e-mail. If you would like to register, click here. Rest assured that your details will be confidential. You will not receive any junk mail, your e-mail address will not be passed to anyone else, and you can always ask for your name to be removed.
The Superfast Berkshire website has information about the fast internet connectivity that has now been be deployed in Beenham. Access their website at www.superfastberkshire.org.uk for further details.
Footpaths, Bridleways and Byways around Beenham Leaflets compiled by Dick Greenaway and Nick Hopton.
These paths offer walks and rides through differing terrains such as ancient woods and coppices, across fields and along ancient drove roads. Each of the paths is colour coded to indicate the type of terrain and the surface of the path. So whether you want a walk, a stroll or a toddle you can enjoy our lovely countryside by downloading the leaflets.