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Beenham Festival 2014 Beenham Scarecrow Competition has been popular again this year, with a number of fairy tale characters appearing all around the village. There is a gallery of photographs here

Beenham Flower Festival See bottom of this page for pictures and link to galleries

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.
Dick Russell, Chairman, Beenham Parish Council
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the content of our web site, or you represent an organisation and wish to update your information, please contact dick.russell@beenhamonline.org or jackie.johnson@beenhamonline.org

Should you have any queries regarding technical aspects of the site, or wish to report a broken link, please contact webmaster@beenhamonline.org

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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.

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
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Beenham Flower Festival 2014 There are two galleries of photographs captured using a technique called High Dynamic Range (HDR). This combines multiple exposures to capture a scene where there is extreme contrast, such as inside a church. One gallery uses a method called fusion (click here) which produces naturalistic images. The other (click here) uses tonemapping, which allows creative and sometimes surreal effects. These galleries will open in new windows. Click on the thumbnails at the top of each gallery to view large images.

     
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