A web site for residents of the Parish of Beenham  

Beenham Parish Notes from the Parish Council meeting in October 2020 are available here
Coronavirus preparation within the village We have a great network of people in our village who are willing to help - see here for details. West Berkshire Council have launched a number of initiatives aimed at supporting people during the Coronavirus outbreak. See their website www.westberks.gov.uk
Changes to local bus service The timetables for the number 41 and 44 buses will be changing in September. Here is the revised route 41 timetable and here is the revised Route 44 timetable
Greener Beenham is planning to plant some more trees and some wild flowers around the village this autumn: please look at the notes from the Parish Council meeting for more information.

 

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 pub, several farms and a Parish Council. This web site is managed under the auspices of Beenham Village Events; we hope that you find the information it contains interesting.

Beenham Green

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

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Beenham Summer Events 2020
Beenham had a calendar of events planned to celebrate the centenary of the Victory Hall and of the local WI. The outbreak of Covid-19 has disrupted some of these ideas but the following events are currently planned by BVE and Beenham 2020. Please continue to support these community activities - we are grateful to the organisers who are putting in a lot of effort to organise them.

Please see Beenham Village Events page for more information

picture of scarecrow winner

 

   
 
Beenham Diary
A diary of upcoming events in Beenham is published in the Church Magazine. This is not currently being produced due to Covid 19. (All advertising to Brenda Scott awb.benefice@gmail.com)

E-mail Newsletter
Beenham Online 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 and give your consent, 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
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