Sunday, 22 October 2017

£1,945 to fix steps

EMERGENCY repair work is to be carried out at an entrance to a riverside beauty spot in Benson. Steps down to the Rivermead recreation ...

 

Play area cash delay

PLANS to spend thousands of pounds on new play equipment in Benson have been deferred. The parish council wants to spend a maximum of ...

 

Grant bid deferred

A DECISION on a Benson community group’s request for a grant of almost £8,000 has been delayed. The Friends of Benson Library asked ...

 

Neighbourhood plan submitted for inspection

BENSON Parish Council has submitted its neighbourhood plan for inspection. South Oxfordshire District Council, the planning authority, ...

 

River lecture

NICK  MARRINER will give an illustrated talk to Benson Nature Group on the work of the River Thame Conservation Trust in the Canon’s ...

 

Poppy concert

THE Royal British Legion’s concert in aid of this year’s Poppy Appeal will be held on November 5 at 7pm in Benson parish hall. Tickets ...

 

War centenery

A WORKING group has been formed to explore how Benson will commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. It will ...

 

Library quiz

THE Friends of Benson Library will hold its annual quiz in the parish hall on November 24 at 7pm. Teams of six or eight are needed. ...

 

Volunteers meet to seep and collect leaves in village centre

A NEW volunteer group helping to keep Benson tidy met for the first time on Saturday. Pride in Benson met near Bob’s Corner, in ...

 

PLANS to convert a storage barn at the rear of a pub in Benson into a retail unit have been approved. The building behind the Crown ...

 

Children's war

LIZ WOOLLEY will give a talk called “Children’s experiences of the Second World War in Oxfordshire” to the Bensington Society’s ...

 

Kayaker gives £1,500 to air ambulance (with more on way)

Kayaker gives £1,500 to air ambulance (with more on way)

A LORRY driver from Benson who paddled 90 miles in a kayak for charity has presented a cheque for almost £1,500 to the Thames Valley ...

 

WORK is to be carried out on a large willow tree at a Benson beauty spot so that “forest school” classes can take place there. The ...

 

Floor repairs

BENSON Parish Council is to spend about £4,000 to sand, clean and seal the floor in the parish hall. The work will be carried out by ...

 

CONCERNS have been raised about the future of a group formed to prevent the closure of Benson library. Robert Anderson-Besant, a ...

 

Honour for meteorologist

A BLUE plaque in honour of meteorologist William Henry Dines is to be installed in Observatory Close, Benson, in May. Dines, a leading ...

 

Hardy hints

GRAHAM GOUGH, who owns Marchants Hardy Plants nursery in East Sussex, will speak about “Late perennials and grasses” at a meeting of ...

 

Homes vision

A DEVELOPER is to present its plans for new housing in Benson tonight (Friday). Thomas Homes, of Thatcham, has submitted an ...

 

Benefit shows

THE Friends of Benson Library have received a donation of £580 thanks to two shows staged by the Mikron Theatre Company in the village....

 

Aid week total

A HOUSE to house collection in the Benson area during Christian Aid week raised more than £2,700.

 

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