Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Lorry driver hits the water for 90-mile charity paddle

Lorry driver hits the water for 90-mile charity paddle

A LORRY driver from Benson paddled almost 90 miles in a kayak to raise money for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. Ian Trust negotiated ...

 

Garden talk

GRAHAM GOUGH will give a talk entitled “Late perennial and grasses at Marchants” at Benson parish hall on October 5 at 7.45pm.  Mr ...

 

Planning rather late

THE public’s frustration with the planning system has been well-documented — and no wonder with cases such as the one that came before ...

 

Children on track at creative workshop run by Lego fans

Children on track at creative workshop run by Lego fans

TEN children helped build a model rail bridge at a Lego workshop held in Benson youth hall. The event for the five- to nine-year-olds ...

 

Kitchen boost

BENSON Parish Council has awarded a grant of £2,300 to the village’s Millstream Day Centre. The money will be split, with £1,000 going ...

 

Extraction plan row

PRESSURE group Parishes Against Gravel Extraction may seek a judicial review of Oxfordshire’s mineral extraction strategy. Oxfordshire ...

 

Play area equipment a 'hazard'

MULTI-PLAY equipment at the Sunnyside play area in Benson is to be removed because it is a safety hazard. The parish council says it ...

 

Developers urged to work together to deliver bypass

BENSON could be left with a road to nowhere if developers don’t work together to deliver a bypass for the village. The parish council ...

 

'Noise from RAF base would be too much for new homes'

NOISE from RAF Benson would be unacceptable to residents of a development nearby if it was allowed to go ahead, a public inquiry heard....

 

Whole school takes part in 5km run for Cancer Research

Whole school takes part in 5km run for Cancer Research

ALL 190 pupils at Benson Primary School raised more than £5,000 for Cancer Research UK by holding a Race for Life event. Every class, ...

 

Plans drawn up to build new library on recreation ground

BENSON library could be moved on to the village’s recreation ground and expanded to include a heritage centre. The Friends of Benson ...

 

Children's nursery to expand

A CHILDREN’S nursery in Benson is set to expand. Scamps in Churchfield Lane has been granted planning permission to remove three ...

 

Housing inquiry to be held next week

A PUBLIC inquiry into South Oxfordshire District Council’s failure to make a decision on plans for 130 homes in Benson will be heard ...

 

Lego fun day

A LEGO fun day will be held in the youth hall in Oxford Road, Benson, tomorrow (Saturday). For more information, call Erica on 07834 ...

 

Art group's annual exhibition raises £310 for day centre

Art group's annual exhibition raises £310 for day centre

AN art exhibition raised £310 for the Millstream Day Centre in Benson. The village’s art group displayed almost 80 pieces at its ...

 

Villages awarded £120,000 towards community projects

GRANTS totalling £120,000 have been awarded to community projects in Benson, Watlington and the surrounding area. Five organisations ...

 

Burglar jailed

Burglar jailed

A MAN who burgled a house in Rokemarsh while wearing a skeleton mask and gloves has been jailed. Cheyenne Webb, 22, of Marjoram Close, ...

 

Road closed for resurfacing

A SECTION of the B4009 in Benson will be closed while resurfacing work is carried out. Work on the Sands, which is deteriorating, will ...

 

Moths count

A MOTH count will be held at Millbrook Mead in Benson tomorrow (Saturday) at 8.30am. The morning has been organised by Benson Nature ...

 

Wardens to help youths

BENSON’S representative on Oxfordshire County Council wants to introduce “parish wardens” to communities. Councillor Mark Gray, who is ...

 

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