Benington Herts
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Parish Council vacancies

Following the Elections on 2 May vacancies now exist for two members on the Benington Parish Council.

Anyone interested in being co-opted to serve on the Council should contact the Parish Clerk at (or 01438 869688) giving general details about yourself and saying why you want to serve as a Parish Councillor.  You must be suitably qualified to serve and further details can be obtained from the undersigned

All applications must be received on or before Friday, 10th May 2019.  If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Parish Clerk.

Notice of Uncontested Election
of Parish Councillors for Benington

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Calor Rural

The Calor Rural Community Fund

Rural communities off the mains gas grid can now submit their projects for funding, with previous winners including playground and village hall refurbishments, instruments for music banks and equipment for sports clubs.

Now, Calor is encouraging anyone who thinks their project may be eligible to come forward and submit an application for consideration to this year’s fund.

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click here to go to the Calor website


CPRE Hertfordshire Awards 2019

For those caring about their Community and/or the Environment
Our Annual Awards Scheme is now open and we are inviting everyone within Hertfordshire to think about the people or groups who help improve life in their community and/or enhance the environment in Hertfordshire and nominate them for an award.

Click here for more details

Heritage Lanterns

The heritage lanterns have been delayed as there is only a handful of manufacturers in the country and components are in short supply. Standard LED lanterns have been installed in the meantime, and the heritage lanterns will be installed upon receipt from the luminaire manufacturer.

If there are any problems/queries with streetlights, please advise Julie Haire, Parish Clerk on with full details.

Neighbourhood Plan for Benington

Information about the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan cand be found here

Benington Defibrillators
Alarmed Outdoor AED Cabinet


This defibrillator cabinet is specially designed for outdoor use. It provides protection from dust, rain, cold, rust and moisture. The cabinet is temperature regulated and contains a heating and fan system to provide protection of the AED unit.

The cabinet is made of a clear anti-UV treated polycarbonate cover and ABS frame providing durable, shock resistant protection for the AED. It has an audible alarm and flashing red LED light when the cabinet is open.

The cabinet has a built in heating and fan system. The heating allows the AED to be stored in extreme cold conditions while the fan system allows heat to be extracted from the AED compartment when the weather is warm.

The sensor automatically activates a white light to help identification of the cabinet in low ambient light.

  • Essentially the white flashing helps people to locate the defibrillator

  • It flashes red if the case is opened and a siren also sounds to alert people so the first responder gets additional people to help

Duck food machine at the village pond

Unfortunately, it has been necessary to remove the duck food dispenser at the village pond.

There have been repeated problems with condensation forming inside the dispenser, causing the food to become damp and block up the machine. This resulted in people putting money in the machine, but no food being dispensed.

The Parish Council will look to see if there are any alternative solutions.


For Neighbourhood Watch, Trading Standards and Hertfordshire Police warnings,
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We are currently recruiting for a number of both paid for and volunteering Policing roles and are holding a recruitment open day for people to find out more.
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The latest update concerns a Special Operation at Hertford Railway Stations

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Village Diary

click here for Village Hall REGULAR EVENTS
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May 2019
1 Knit & Craft Group, Village Hall, 2pm
2 Annual Parishioners Meeting. Village Hall, 7:30pm
3 Film Club (see panel on right)
7 Whist Club, Village Hall, 2pm
9 Lunch Club, Village Hall, 12:15pm
14 Tuesday Club, Village Hall, 2pm
15 Knit & Craft Group, Village Hall, 2pm
15 Benington & Walkern Garden Club, Village Hall, 7:30pm
15 Annual Parish Council Meetings, the School, 7:30pm
18 Big Breakfast, in aid of Christian Aid, Village Hall, 8:30am
21 Whist Club, Village Hall, 2pm
28 Tuesday Club, Village Hall, 2pm
June 2019
7 Film Club (see panel on right)

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Village Hall Regular Events

Art Group 10am - 2pm
Chair Exercises 2:30pm

Indoor Bowls 2pm
Badminton Club 7:30 - 9:30pm

Table Tennis

Coffee Drop In 9 -11:30am

Badminton Club 10 - 12pm

Benington Whist Club

We meet in Benington Village Hall at 2:00pm prompt and finish at 4:30pm with a break for tea and biscuits.

New members are always welcome

For more information contact
Don Heyworth, 01438 869673

Saturday Club

Games, Activities, Songs & Stories
and meet friends for tea
Village Hall 2-4:30pm

There is a Family Service in St Peter's on the following Sunday at 11am (except November)

Rita Plumb 01438 869731
Jenny Cobb 01438 869348

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Tell us what's going on!
We need to hear from Benington residents (and others) about what is going on and what you feel is important, so as to include it on this page.

Use the CONTACT page to get in touch.

Neighbourhood Watch Page

Places available in
years 3,4,5 and 6
Contact the school for more details

Doors and Licensed Bar open 7.30 pm.
Films start at 8.00 pm

Next films

Friday 7 June 2019
Collette (15)

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Friday 5 July 2019
Stan & Ollie (PG)

Stan & OlliePG
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