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Beenham Village Events

Beenham Village Events (BVE) is a community organisation constituted under the auspices of Beenham Parish Council for the purpose of organising social and fundraising events for the benefit of residents of the parish of Beenham. The group has helped to organise many popular Summer Festivals and village Christmas Tree celebrations. Most of the events on this page are organised or coordinated by BVE; others are taking place in Beenham and we hope that local people will participate and enjoy them

Events in 2023

The monthly Villages' News magazine has a list of activities each month.
Please do support the events and offer to help in preparing and running them. What a great way to meet others and enjoy our beautiful village.

Morris Dancing at the Victory Hall
We were pleased to welcome Morris Dancers to the Victory Hall and Beenham Club on Monday 14 August. The dancing and the music brightened up the beautiful evening and a group of on-lookers enjoyed drinks from the Club. Some of those who came to watch were tempted to try out their dancing skills as well. Thank you to the organisers and to Beenham Club for opening their doors.

Coronation Picnic Day on The Rec
The Coronation Picnic took place in the Victory Hall rather than on The Rec because the weather was not kind. People brought picnics and enjoyed music by Towzcompnay, BBQ type refreshments cooked by the PTFA, a tea and cake stall run by WI and a bar run by The Six Bells. The event was enjoyed by lots of people, see some pictures here, taken by Tina Alder (thank you, Tina).

group picture

Teddy Bear Trail in Greyfield Wood
The Teddy Bears enjoyed their visit to Greyfield Woods again this year. The 15 teddy bears gave a clue to a catchphrase. Anyone who found all 15 bears to spell out the catchphrase could claim a prize at the Coronation Picnic on The Rec.



Scarecrow Festival 2023
This year the theme for the Scarecrow Festival is "Kings and Queens". It can be historical, realistic, factual or fantasy - there's lots to choose from. if you would like to take part in the festival ensure that your scarecrow can last outside for a week or so and have it on display from 28 May. See here for photos (thanks to Tina Alder) of the incredible Kings and Queens scarecrows - well done to everyone who took part.

picture of queen bee scarecrow

Beenham in Bloom
Children’s competition
A keen team of 4 villagers were delighted to judge these entries.  We all made our choices individually and then the results were collated. Judging was a amazingly tricky again this year as the standard was very high and the results were extremely close.

So here are the results!
For the 0 – 6 age group:
1st Place – Sebastian of 3 Stocks Cottage
2nd place – Beenham Pre-school
For the 6 – 11 age group:
1st place and winner of the Edwin Roe Memorial Cup – Sabrina of 27 Stoneyfield
2nd place - Beenham Primary School
Many congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to all the children who took part.

Adult competition
Thank you so much for creating and looking after your beautiful baskets, tubs and gardens, they looked spectacular.
There were fewer entries this year, but the standard was wonderful.  Thank you to everyone who took a walk around the village to admire the entries and choose their favourite.
We have now collated the voting forms and the results for the Adult competition are as follows:
1st Place and winner of the Arthur Sutton Six Bells Trophy – Linda Painter at 5 Stoneyfield
2nd Place – Judith Wicks at Hillcrest, Back Lane
3rd Place – Sarah Self at 11 Stoneyfield

We are intending to give out the prizes and make the presentations at the Saturday Market on September 9th.
Many congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to everyone who entered and took part in voting.

See all the entries here if you did not see them in the village.

Band on The Rec
Beenham Wind Orchestra is again kindly entertaining the village with a concert on The Rec on Friday 23 June. A BBQ and Beer will be provided by The Six Bells. This is always a favourite evening for families and we are most grateful to the musicians who entertain us.

Decorate an Easter Gate
Beenham Village Events invited villagers to take part in a project to Decorate an Easter Gate. All that was needed was to add some colour to the gate or front door in time for Easter. Some decorations were with ribbons or bows, and some were cut-out cardboard Easter eggs and Easter bunnies. It was an attractive way to celebrate the season!

Crowns on lamp posts and telegraph poles


To decorate the village for the Coronation, the Beenham Village Events team came up with the idea of putting a colourful and decorated crown on each lamp post and telegraph pole in Beenham. Both schools were involved and volunteers coloured and decorated more crowns. No artistic skills were needed - just enthusiasm. All the crowns were up and in place by the end of April. A great way to commemorate the King’s coronation.


Supporting your BVE
BVE has a committee and enlists the support of other people, either to join the committee or to provide assistance in running events. For further information please contact please contact Pat Owen via e-mail patowen0@hotmail.com or by phone 0118 961 5860 or 07947 478840.

Regular activities in the Village
Beenham's Afternoon Tea Party is held on the last Tuesday of each month and is popular with all age groups within the village.  Come along to Beenham Club, Picklepythe Lane from 2 to 4pm for a chat, a cup of tea and a delicious slice of cake.  If you need a lift then phone Pat on 0118 961 5860 or 07947 478840 and something will be arranged.

Greener Beenham
We all know how important the wider environment is to our health and well-being. Beenham residents are supporting a number of initiatives:

Take those difficult to recycle items along to the monthly market in the Victory Hall

Buy your eggs from local egg producers at the Victory Hall on Saturday mornings 10am to 1pm

In November 2020 Greener Beenham started their campaign to help local flora and fauna in the Parish.  Phase one saw a group of willing volunteers planting small saplings - provided by the Woodland Trust - of Silver Birch, Rowan and Field Maple. We managed to plant clumps of narcissi around the green along Church View, opposite the junction of Stoneyfield and Back Lane and Mallard Way.
The Green Team includes Jane Liming, Pat Owen, Janette Hammond, Helen and Chris Apsey, Nathaniel and Cassie Hart; please support the idea of planting trees and wild flowers in our open spaces.

pictures of tree planting in Beenham

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