The church of St Peter’s is a focal point of the village and is located on the village green. Information about the church, together with listings of services, can be found on the website www.ubbw.org.uk
Management Plan for Churchyard
The Methodist Church is located on Whempstead Road and details of services and contact numbers can be found in the Parish Magazine.
Benington C of E Primary School dates back to 1873 and has approximately 80 pupils from reception to Year 6. The majority of pupils are village children, but the school also accepts children from outside the village. The school’s website can be found at www.benington.herts.sch.uk
There is also a Nursery on the school premises providing high quality care and education for children below statutory school age. Their webpage can be found at http://benington-nursery.co.uk/
The Village Hall is used by village organisations for a variety of events and is available for hire. For details and rates, go to the Village Hall page.
A new Charity Trust Committee has been formed with the view of rebuilding the pavilion and developing the recreation ground as a village resource. A website has been created at www.beningtonrecreationground.co.uk
There are a number of organisations within the village, or run in conjunction with other nearby villages.
To view contact details for these organisations, go to the Organisations page.
Bennington Community Fund
Benington Parish Council can financially support projects that will benefit residents and enhance where we live. In the past we have regularly contributed to the Village fireworks display, our school, the local environment, fair, and local charities. In the 2021-2022 financial year, voluntary or charitable organisations can apply to us for project grants from £50 up to £500.
The Parish Council is funded through the Council Tax and we have small reserves available for community enhancement and we encourage residents to put forward their ideas. We will consider all types of ideas or application, although of course we may be limited by our available funds. We reserve the right to signpost you to other appropriate funding providers.
Please note: We are unable to grant requests relating to personal financial hardship but would be pleased to direct anyone to the different sources of funds that we know about.
We are open to all Community Fund ideas; however, they will be especially welcome from:
Different and innovative activity that benefit the community
Voluntary or charitable groups that provide services for other people
Groups that support disadvantaged people to access something they could not otherwise
Applications to purchase items that can be shared / enjoyed by many