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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.

Beenham events 2022
Beenham plans to celebrate 2022, the Platinum Jubilee year, in good style. We are grateful to all the villagers who are putting in a lot of effort to organise these events and we hope that everyone will enjoy participating.

Platinum Jubilee Celebration
Plans are in progress for celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee year. The proposals so far cover:

Thursday 2 June - 'Beacon lighting' in St Mary's church car park in the evening with the bonfire lighting at 9:35pm.

Friday 3 June- Platinum Jubilee Bridge building in Greyfield Wood. Come with a picnic to watch the bridge being built, or volunteer to help with the building.

Saturday 4 June - BVE 1950s style Fun Day on the Rec, starting with a wheel barrow race from The Six Bells.

Sunday 5 June - a service of thanksgiving at Douai Abbey and a 'Big Lunch'

If you would like to volunteer to help with any of these events please contact Pat Owen on 07947 478840 or by email patowen0@hotmail.com

 

Beenham in Bloom
It is time to start planning your entry into The Six Bells Beenham in Bloom competition. Judging will take place in mid-July and more details will be announce about entering and voting. There will be lots of prizes again this year, including some for the children's categories.

Beenham Scarecrow Festival 2022
scarecrow festival poster
This year you will be able to choose whatever you would like to make for the Scarecrow Festival. It can be any theme, fantasy or factual, so there should be a really interesting variety for this Platinum Jubilee year. The scarecrows must be displayed by 29 May to be included in the competition, and don't forget to email Lesley McEwen with your name and address via lesleymcewen@btinternet.com with the word 'scarecrow' in the subject box.

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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