Benington Herts
News Click here for Village Diary

Battles Over

On Sunday 11 November 2018, the whole of the United Kingdom will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.

You can play your part in remembering the sacrifice of the millions of men and women by joining us in the Benington ‘Battle’s Over’ event. This is being organised by the Benington Recreation Ground Charity Trust.

We will of course be remembering and paying our respect to the men lost from our village and surrounding parishes. It will culminate in the lighting of the Beacon at the recreation ground at 7pm, but there will be other events during the day.

Please make a note and come and join us in this unique event!

Further details will follow in due course. In the meantime, you can find more information here.

East Herts Council’s Community Grants Programme

The second funding round of East Herts Council’s Community Grants Programme for voluntary and community groups proposing projects in the East Herts district area will open for applications on the 20 August.

We are looking for projects that promote the health and wellbeing of residents, especially those that are vulnerable or disadvantaged in some way.

We are also keen to fund community events that commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1.

Go to  to view the list of our priorities and an online application.

Contact Claire Pullen on  or 01992 531459  if you have an idea you’d like to discuss.   Deadline for applications is the 15 October 2018.

A total of £69,000 is available for allocation.


For Neighbourhood Watch, Trading Standards and Hertfordshire Police warnings,
click here

Benington History

At one time, Anglia TV ran a series titled ‘Portrait of a Village’, and Benington was one of the featured villages, and although the exact date is not known, it was probably in the late 1970s.

Julie Goddard has a copy of the programme copied onto DVD, and thanks to her we can make copies available to anyone who would like one.

Included on the same DVD is amateur video footage of two exhibitions in the Village Hall of old photographs and other paraphernalia, the later one of which was titled ‘Benington Life, Then and Now’ held in March 1995. There is also footage of the 120th anniversary celebration of the school in June 1993.

It should be pointed out that the sound quality of the DVD is not very good, but it does feature various village residents, some of them talking about the photographs and their memories.

Also available is another DVD which features Julie’s father, Vic Robinson, talking about his collection of old village photos. This gives an insight to some of the history of the village, including some of the old names. And, on a CD, is an interview with Vic by Three Counties Radio.

Benington DVD £5 each
Vic Robinson DVD £5 each
Vic Robinson CD  £2.50 each
All three discs  £10

Proceeds will be split between the Village Hall and the Recreation Ground.

Copies are available from Kate Daniel – 01438 869 438 –

Cheques to be made payable to Benington Village Hall


top of page

Village Diary
click here for Village Hall regular events
October 2018
2 Whist Club, Village Hall, 2pm
5 Film Club (see panel on right)
9 Tuesday Club, Village Hall, 2pm
10 Knit & Craft Group, Village Hall, 2pm
16 Whist Club, Village Hall, 2pm
17 Benington & Walkern Garden Club, Village Hall, 7:30pm
18 Lunch Club, Village Hall, 12:15pm
23 Tuesday Club, Village Hall, 2pm
24 Knit & Craft Group, Village Hall, 2pm
30 Whist Club, Village Hall, 2pm
November 2018
2 Film Club (see panel on right)


Lunch Club, Village Hall, 12:15pm
11 ''Battle's Over'
see above
13 Saturday Club, Village Hall, 2:00pm
17 Benington & Walkern Garden Club, Village Hall, 7:30pm
30 Christmas Floral Creations, Yillage Hall, 7:30pm

top of page


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 and 5
Contact the school for more details

Benington Primary School
Job Opportunity

There will be a vacancy for a mid-day supervisory assistant at Benington School after half term. This will be for an hour on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Please come to the school office for more information or phone on 01438 869254.

Thank you from
Benington Primary School

Everyone at Benington Primary School would like to say a great big thank you to the person who anonymously donated 150 pounds to help us buy books. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much. 

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

Next films

Friday 2 November 2018
Darkest Hour

Darkest HourPG
click for trailer

Friday 7 December 2018
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Mamma MiaPG
click here for trailer


Ealing Comedy Matinee
Sunday 20 January 2019
1:30 - 5pm
Admission £1.00

Tea, coffee and squash will be available in the interval (3 - 3:15pm)

The Man in the White Suit

Man in the White Suit

The Lavender Hill Mob

The Lavender Hill Mob

Village Hall Regular Events

Art Group 10am - 2pm
Fitness Club 2:30pm Poppy Room

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

Coffee Drop In 9 -11:30am

Badminton Club 10 - 12pm

The 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


Home | News | Community | Village Interest | Information | Services | Photographs | Contact
© 201