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.
Platinum Jubilee Year 2022
The village celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in style and lots of people joined in the activities. Many thanks to all the helpers and participants who made this happen.
The community was greatly saddened by the death of Her Majesty in September 2022.
The BBQ and the Beacon lighting at St Mary's church went really well. The hamburgers were thoroughly enjoyed and the bonfire went up with a roar.
The Grand Opening of the new bridge in Greyfield Wood took place at 4pm on Friday 3 June - on schedule and a wonderful bridge. These are the first people crossing it. See more on the Greyfield Wood page, and there is a photo galley here. The Teddy Bear trail around the wood was very popular with the younger members of the village.
Fun Day on the Rec
What a great afternoon we had with our 1950s style Fun Day. Look at the photo gallery here to see our wheelbarrow race, the egg and spoon races, sack races, welly throwing and lots of other activities. Young and old and everyone in between enjoyed the afternoon. Many thanks to all the people who made this event happen, and to Tina Alder who took so many action photos.
Victory Hall Bring Your Own Picnic
The final event on our busy schedule of Platinum Jubilee celebrations was the picnic and film in the Victory Hall and Beenham Club. A great event to round off four days of community activities. This event was also in aid of Ukraine.
Beenham in Bloom
It was indeed a good entry again this year for The Six Bells Beenham in Bloom competition. Results as follows:
We had a team of 4 judges. We all made our choices individually and then the results were collated.
Judging was a really difficult task again this year - here are the results!
For the 0 – 6 age group:
1st Place – Beenham Pre-school
2nd Place - Sebastian of 3 Stocks Cottage
For the 6 – 11 age group:
1st equal – Daniel Corbacz-Khan displayed at Beenham Primary School
1st equal – Adam Corbacz-Khan displayed at Beenham Primary School
3rd – Ava-Fae Cleaver of 29 Stoneyfield
Many congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to all the children who took part.
Thank you so much for creating and looking after your beautiful baskets, tubs and gardens, they looked spectacular.
We were delighted that so many people in the village took the time to take a walk around the village to admire the entries and choose their favourite.
1st Place – 24 Stoneyfield
2nd Place - 5 Stoneyfield
3rd Place – 55 Stoneyfield
Highly commended: 29 Back Lane, 11 Stoneyfield and 16 Church View
We are intending to give out the prizes and make the presentations in September, when we have the Climbing Wall Event on the Rec. The date has yet to be confirmed (it was postponed due to very hot weather)
Many congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to everyone who entered and took part in voting.