Xmas Tree Lighting There will be a ceremony on Sunday 4 December to light the Xmas tree. Come along at 5pm, after the Christingle service at St Mary's Church, and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies with live music in the Community Rooms.
West Berkshire Consultations There is currently a consultation on how libraries may use volunteers to run some of the service, and a further consultation on the budget proposals for 2017/18. Please see WBC web site www.westberks.org.uk to express your views.
Friday minibus to Newbury A service is now running from Beenham village to Newbury on Fridays. The 75 bus leaves Stoneyfields at 10am (picking up at The Green and The Six Bells) and then leaves Newbury at 1pm to return. Lookhere under '75 bus club' for more information
Police Mobile Road Show Pangbourne Neighbourhood police team will be bringing their mobile 'Have Your Say' road show to Beenham on Saturdays 13 August, 8 October and 3 December. The mobile unit will be in the Victory Hall car park from 9am to 10am.
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.
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.
Halls and Rooms to hire in Beenham Beenham village is fortunate to have some wonderful facilities for use by the community.The rooms and halls are of various sizes and are available at very reasonable rates. For gatherings from a party to a conference, click here 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.
Beenham Royal Summer Festival
was a popular attraction again this year. The weather was favourable and lots of people came along to enjoy the fun. What a credit to all the hard work that went into preparations for the day, and many thanks to all the sponsorship that was generously given.