Beenham events 2021 we are hoping that villagers will be able to enjoy local events this year and already some activities have been launched. The Beenham in Bloom competition will take place in June, as will the Scarecrow Festival, while the Sunny Sunflowers need to be planted soon to give a big wave around the village in August. For more details look at the BVE page or sign up for email notifications.
Beenham Newsletter Information about clubs and societies and Parish Council notes are here
Beenham Parish Council Notes for the meeting on 1 March can be found here
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.
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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Beenham Events 2021
Beenham's calendar of events is already being planned for 2021, hoping that the Covid-19 restrictions will allow events to go ahead this year. More details can be found on the BVE page. Please continue to support these community activities - we are grateful to the organisers who put in a lot of effort to arrange them.