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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.

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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


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Village Diary
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August 2018
3 Film Club (see panel on right)
7 Whist Club, Village Hall, 2pm
15 Benington & Walkern Garden Club, Village Hall, 7:30pm
16 Lunch Club, Village Hall, 12:15pm
21 Whist Club, Village Hall, 2pm
September 2018
1 Benington & Walkern Garden Club Annual Show,
Village Hall, 2:00 - 4:30pm
7 Film Club (see panel on right)
8 Saturday Club, Village Hall, 2pm
11 Tuesday Club, Village Hall, 2pm
13 Lunch Club, Village Hall, 12:15pm

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Places available
in some year groups
Contact the school for more details

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

Next films

Friday 3 August 2018
Goodbye Christopher Robin

Christopher RobinPG
click for trailer

Friday 7 September 2018
A Street Cat Named Bob

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Sunday 23 September 2018

2pm - 6pm

The Lavender Hill Mob

The Man in the White Suit

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


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