Monday, 18 December 2017

Costlier steps

REPAIRS at a riverside beauty spot in Benson that were due to begin on Monday could now cost £550 more than budgeted. Steps down to ...

 

Bulbs on offer

BLUEBELL and daffodil bulbs are available to residents to plant around Benson. They were donated to the parish council by Grundon ...

 

Play funding

RAF Benson has been awarded a grant of almost £50,000 by the Oxfordshire Play Association. The money will pay for 96 stay-and-play ...

 

New defibrillator at RAF Benson

New defibrillator at RAF Benson

A NEW defibrillator has been installed at RAF Benson. The Benson Lions, the base’s football team, originally purchased the lifesaving ...

 

Memorial clean

BENSON’S war memorial is set to be cleaned at a cost of up to £1,300. The parish council has agreed to hire Gem Conservation to carry ...

 

Library grant

THE Friends of Benson Library have been awarded a grant of £3,898 a year for the next two years by the parish council. The amount will ...

 

Stop holding up neighbourhood plans, says MP

A DELAY in the completion of Benson and Watlington’s neighbourhood plans must be overcome as quickly as possible, says Henley MP John ...

 

Leave agreed

BENSON Parish Council has approved the absence of its chairwoman on the grounds of ill health. The move means that Councillor Pat ...

 

Christmas fair double

CHRISTMAS fairs will be held in both Watlington and Benson tomorrow (Saturday). In Watlington, the traditional Father Christmas ...

 

Library gift

THE Friends of Benson library has received £1,000 from CALA Homes’s community bursary to put towards new books, outreach to schools ...

 

Nordic walk

A CHRISTMAS Nordic walk will set off from Benson parish hall in Sunnyside on Monday at about 2pm. To book your place and poles (if ...

 

Developer submits plans for 84 homes

Developer submits plans for 84 homes

A DEVELOPER has submitted a planning application for 84 new homes in Benson. Thomas Homes, of Thatcham, wants to build on land west of ...

 

Flying colours

Flying colours

THE Stainforth Trophy was presented to RAF Benson by the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, at a special ...

 

Festive fun

CHILDREN’S Lego workshops with a Christmas theme will be held at Benson youth hall on December 30. You Superstar will stage a winter ...

 

Investigation of school expansion idea begins

AN investigation has begun into the possible expansion of Benson Primary School. Oxfordshire County Council, the education authority,...

 

Fire victim, 91 leaves hospital

AN elderly man rescued from a fire which engulfed his home has been discharged from hospital. Bill Cox, 91, was dragged to safety by ...

 

Man, 91, saved from fire by neighbour

Man, 91, saved from fire by neighbour

AN elderly man was rescued by a neighbour before a fire engulfed his home. Bill Cox, 91, was dragged to safety by Patrick Swain, who ...

 

Charity art talk

THE Ewelme Watercress Painters will host a talk on “The Glasgow Boys” by art historian Robert Kidner. This will take place at the ...

 

Supper quiz

THE Friends of Benson Library will hold a quiz and supper night in the parish hall on November 24 at 7pm. Tickets cost £10 and are ...

 

Architect chosen for parish hall makeover

AN architect is to be paid up to £35,000 to progress work on Benson’s parish hall extension and refurbishment project. The parish ...

 

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