Thursday, 30 March 2017

New roof plan for takeaway

A NEW roof could be installed at McDonald’s in Oxford Road, Benson. The fast food company has applied to South Oxfordshire District ...

 

Daffodil day

A DAFFODIL Sunday will be held at St Mary’s Church in Pyrton this weekend. Afternoon teas will be served in the village hall from 2pm ...

 

..and nominations open for two other community awards

NOMINATIONS are open for two community awards in Benson. The Bob Griffiths Trophy is presented annually to an individual under 18, or ...

 

Garage plans

BENSON Parish Council has objected to amended plans for six new homes on the site of Atalanta Garage in Beggarsbush Hill. The ...

 

Pupils may be offered free travel

CHILDREN of families living at RAF Benson could be given free transport when they start at Icknield Community College in Watlington. ...

 

Boardwalk repairs

BENSON Parish Council has agreed to spend £650 (plus VAT) to replace a section of the Millbrook Mead boardwalk. The area is a small, ...

 

Homes appeal

AN appeal against South Oxfordshire District Council’s failure to make a decision on plans for 130 homes in Benson is set to be heard ...

 

E-receptionist

BENSON Parish Council is to subscribe to an electronic receptionist at a cost of £7.50 per month, plus VAT, to provide a central ...

 

Hall makeover

BENSON Parish Council is drawing up final plans to refurbish the kitchen and toilets at the parish hall and to create a parish office. ...

 

Woman honoured for 50 years' service to village

Woman honoured for half a century of service to village

A WOMAN from Benson has been honoured for more than 50 years of exceptional service to the community. Elizabeth Leppard, 76, was ...

 

Draft plan goes out for public scrutiny

A REFERENDUM on Benson’s neighbourhood plan could be held as early as July. The village’s draft plan was put out to public ...

 

Doggy racing

SPONSORED dog and owner races  will be held on Sunnyside recreation ground in Benson on Sunday, April 9. Visitors will also be able to ...

 

Care home with a tower

PLANS for a 60-bed care home in Benson have been approved by South Oxfordshire District Council. Northstar, a specialist care home ...

 

Couple plan community day in memory of murdered MP

Couple plan community day in memory of murdered MP

FRIENDS of the murdered MP Jo Cox want to stage a community event in her memory in Benson. Adrian Lovett, who knew Mrs Cox for about ...

 

Voles talk

JULIA LOFTHOUSE, of the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust, will give a talk about a water vole recovery ...

 

Author's talk

THE Friends of Benson Library will welcome William Ryan, author of The Constant Soldier, to St Helen’s Church on Thursday at 7pm. ...

 

Musical tea

A SPRING afternoon tea with Roke and Benson Brass Band will be held at Benson parish hall on March 5 at 3pm. There will be homemade ...

 

Growing problem

BENSON scout group wants to recruit more leaders so it can expand. The group, which meets at the scout hut in Littleworth Road, has 45 ...

 

Developers 'don't care about us'

DEVELOPERS sizing up land in Benson have been accused of giving “scant consideration” to the likely effect on the village. The claim ...

 

New grants

GRANTS totalling more than £5,300 have been awarded to charities and community groups in Benson. The parish council is to give £1,300 ...

 

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