Thursday, 25 May 2017

Planners urged to approve 120 homes

PLANS for up to 120 homes in Benson are being recommended for approval. WestWaddy’s application for land south of Watlington Road is ...

 

Children given award for highlighting plight of homeless

Children given award for highlighting plight of homeless

CHILDREN from Benson Youth Club have been given a community award for highlighting the plight of the homeless. The youngsters were ...

 

Plant sale

BENSON Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale in the high street next Saturday (May 27) from 9am to noon.

 

New hall hire fees

SOME groups are to be charged more to hire Benson parish hall. The parish council, which owns the building in Sunnyside, has agreed to ...

 

Music festival

ROKEFEST will return over the bank holiday weekend. The annual beer and music festival is held at the Home Sweet Home pub in Roke and ...

 

£1,000 grant to teach music

BENSON Parish Council has awarded a grant of £1,000 to the Friends of Benson School for music teaching. Councillor Stephen McCann ...

 

Open chorus

A “COME and sing” event will be held at St Helen's Church in Benson tomorrow (Saturday) from 6pm. All are welcome to join the singers ...

 

Pollution tests

AIR quality in the centre of Benson may be monitored by the parish council. The idea was suggested at last week’s annual parish ...

 

Unsafe street

A 10MPH speed limit should be introduced in Mill Lane, Benson, say a couple. Former parish councillors Ian and Elizabeth Leppard, of ...

 

Playing field shut

A SCHOOL playing field in Benson will be locked to prevent people letting their dogs foul the area. It comes as the parish council is ...

 

Draft plan responses

MORE than 40 responses were received during a consultation on Benson’s draft neighbourhood plan. It outlines four sites for 355 homes ...

 

Craft fair raises £400 towards new kitchen at day centre

Craft fair raises £400 towards new kitchen at day centre

A CRAFT fair at the Millstream Day Centre in Benson raised £400 towards a new kitchen. There were 10 stalls selling cards, knitted and ...

 

Dog show

A DOG show in Benson raised almost £250 for the Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary. Anout 60 families enjoyed the event in Sunnyside ...

 

Councillors not lovin' it

PLANS to revamp McDonald’s in Oxford Road, Benson, have been opposed by the parish council. The fast food company has applied to South ...

 

War centenary

AN event will be held in Benson next year to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. The parish council wants to ...

 

Thoughtless dog owners to be shamed with pink paint

Thoughtless dog owners to be shamed with pink paint

DOG owners in Benson who don’t pick after their pets are being warned they will be shamed — by pink paint. Benson Parish Council says ...

 

Edible books

A CAKE sale and edible book competition will be held by the Friends of Benson Library at Bob’s Corner in High Street on May 13. The ...

 

Neighbour objects to bungalow extension plan

A COUPLE’S plans to extend their home in Benson have upset a neighbour. Stuart and Annette Martin say the bungalow in Rumbolds Close ...

 

Road to be made safer

A 20MPH limit is to be introduced in Littleworth Road, Benson, to make it safer. Oxfordshire County Council, the highways authority, ...

 

Railway talk

PETER BENNETT will give a talk called “The Great Western Railway — a look at the past, present and future” at a meeting of the ...

 

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