A BENCH is to be installed in Benson in memory of a parish councillor who gave 45 years’ service to the village.
Don Fletcher, 86, of Westfield Road, Benson, died in April.
Benson Parish Council has not chosen a site for the bench but has agreed to rename its annual Benson Community Award the Don Fletcher Community Award.
Councillor Fletcher, a former teacher at Fir Tree Junior School in Wallingford, was chairman of the council from 1975 to 1980.
He was involved in the distribution of the Benson Bulletin and was a member of the Benson and Ewelme branch of the Royal British Legion. He also helped set up Benson Youth Club.