Pavilion Update

Today has been a great day for Benington Recreation Ground New Build Pavilion, after six weeks of hard graft, sweat and toil, the 900 meter run of heating pipe laid in a 1.2 meter deep trench around the Recreation Ground and rises in the New Build Pavilion, at a position where the ground sauce heat pump will be installed, Plumbers from BeGreen gave a clean bill of health in the work carried out, in passing the pressure test. this has been a great achievement for all who helped giving their time for free, and to those who lent equipment at no charge, now we can turn our sights to the next stage of the Build. our dream is rising from the ashes.

Thank you to all.


Peter Warren. Chairman.


Her Majesty The Queen, 90th Birthday Beacon Lighting.

The people of Benington had the Honour of their Beacon being Registered and Requested to be Lit on Thursday 21st April at 2030hrs this was part of the magic 900 beacon lightings through out the UK, and Commonwealth, This Request was to mark Her Majesty The Queens 90th Birthday Celebration.
The evening started at 2000hrs with a BBQ of Burger and roll, beer or wine, and refreshments for the children, this paved the way for a real community spirit and excitement. this was then followed by Beningtons own Master of Ceremonies Mr Norman Plumb . He gave a speech about the Monarch, and their connection to Benington.
The Master of Ceremonies then introduced Cllr Richard Bott who read a personal message from His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales. At 2025hrs Watton at Stone Cub/Scouts were invited to lead the singing of the 1st and 3rd verses of our National Anthem, and followed with the singing of Happy Birthday.
The Master of Ceremonies then lead a rousing chorus of Three Cheers to Her Majesty the Queen. (not forgetting the one for luck).
Mr Harry Bott. MBE. lead the Celebrations by adhering to the Request in lighting the Benington
Beacon no 798, a truly spectacular sight, marking Her Majesty the Queens 90th Birthday.

Benington Wishes Her Majesty The Queen A Happy Birthday.

Acknowledgements and credits to;
Mr Richard Baker. Mr John Birnie. Mr Andrew Bott. Mr David Cotton. Mr Saen Clennell. Mrs Natalie Clennell. Mr Steven Cotton. Mr Ray Holman. Mr Tony Baker. Cllr Kenneth Crofton. JP. Mr Mike Bourne. Mr Peter Kingsnorth . East Herts District Council.

Thank You.
Peter Warren.
Benington Recreation Ground Charity Trust. 302334.


Benington Beacon to be part of 900 Lightings

As part of Her Majesty the Queens 90th Birthday celebration, Benington Village Beacon has been Registered as part of a magic number 900 Beacons lightings through out the UK.

Mr Harry Bott MBE. will lead the celebration in lighting the Benington Village Beacon, at the Recreation Ground on Thursday 21st April. Our provisional time slot is 1930hrs, this will be finalised by notices on the notice board, and published on the Internet on W/C 10th April. There will be refreshments, hot dog and an Alcoholic drink will be provided, Plus drinks for the children, so we can all raise a glass and toast Her Majesty the Queen.

Come and join us in a very special Benington Village Beacon Lighting for Her Majesty the Queen.

Peter Warren. Chairman.

Benington Recreation Ground Charity Trust. 302334

Coffee Morning at St Peter’s Church

Benington Recreation Ground Charity Trust Received a Cheque for £300, from St Peter’s Church, this was collected on Thursday 15th Oct. We owe a massive thank you to St Peter’s Church and the kind people, who worked tirelessly, to make this coffee morning such a success. Also the people who attended and donated, helping to raise such a large amount of money.

The £300 raised will go towards the New Build Pavilion, which is being built by Volunteers and the goodwill of the people of Benington.

Thank you.

Peter Warren. Chairman.

Free Football Training at the Rec

Would you like your child to experience playing football in a safe friendly welcoming environment?

Even if they haven’t played before come along and let them enjoy themselves.

Free training is being offered at Benington Recreation Ground on Saturday mornings.

Benington is a village just outside Stevenage.

Places in each age group will be restricted to 25 (for safety)

Ages 5-8 is 10 till 11 – Please email to reserve your child

Ages 9-12 is 1115 till 1215 – Please email to reserve your child

All the sessions will be run under the supervision of a qualified CRB checked coach.

Currently Benington has no youth Football team but has a full size 11 a side pitch and 2 mini soccer pitches.

In addition to the pitches, a new clubhouse/pavilion is currently in the process of being built.

The aim is to find enough children who wish to enjoy their football and start up a new club.

If you would like any more information or to book a place please contact:

Wayne Barker on 07941298041 or email

Sport For Fun 1st Sessions Saturday 20th June

Sport For All


Building Update

recupdateRay Holman and Peter Warren ( and Dave Cotton last week ) have been up on the morning or the 24th of March 2015, continuing the concreting of the lower sections of the steel frame , making ready for blocks to be layed and the floor to be layed in the very near future , once this is done you all should be able to see real progress being made , remember that this is all done through volunteers aiming to give the village a fantastic new pavilion.