WELCOME to the Binfield Heath parish website. This page is regularly updated with 'headlines' from the Parish Council and other organisations and events in the village. For details of specific matters of interest please look on appropriate pages.
You are invited to join local commemorations for the start of the first world war, a century ago. On August 4th, 100 years after war was declared, candles will be lit across the nation at 9.30pm. Binfield Heath Stores will light its shop window. Oxfordshire County Council is supporting the commemoration of the hour when the 'lights went out over Europe' and Britain declared war on Germany.
At the same time, a vigil concert of music, readings, reflection and prayer will be given by the Reading A440 Choir at Dunsden Church from 9.30-11pm. Everyone is welcome and no tickets are needed but places are limited. There will be a retiring collection.
The Royal British Legion is holding a WW1 lunch at Shiplake Memorial Hall on Saturday, 16 August from 12.30pm in aid of the Poppy Appeal. Tickets £10 (£5 under 12s) Licensed bar. Contact Rosemary Jones on 9481517 or firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s coming up for the busiest time of year in Binfield Heath – the week leading up to the August bank holiday!
Binfield Heath Flower Show
The 66th Annual Flower Show takes place opposite Holmwood on Saturday, 23 August from 12 noon with lots to see and do. Time now to enter an exhibit or volunteer your time to help set up, man a stall or just come along and enjoy yourself!
For details about the day and how to enter go to www.bhfs2011.moonfruit.com
It’s also the barn dance in the evening in the marquee. Music by the Aldbrickham Band starts at 8pm.There is a bar but bring your own picnic supper. Tickets £10, children 6-15 £5, under-5 free; minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Contact Andrew Lewis on 9487075.
The BBO Big Band
The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Big Band will be playing on Wednesday, 20 August, in the Flower Show tent, 7.15-10.45pm. Bring your own picnic – there is no bar. Entry £10 – book in advance on 9724569. Proceeds in aid of local charities.
Open gardens weekend a success
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard and opened their gardens in the village and to those who visited them, a massive £3,507.00 was raised for the air ambulance. If anyone else in the village would like to open their garden next year, please contact Christine Head and family 9478845.