Monday, 20 February 2017

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 ...

 

Sites for 365 homes agreed in return for village 'bypass'

FOUR sites with a total allocation of 365 new homes have been put forward in Benson’s neighbourhood plan. The plan, which a team of ...

 

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 ...

 

Football club talks

A MEETING is to be held to help improve relations between Benson Parish Council and the village’s football club. Councillor Stephen ...

 

New parish clerk says she loves role and people are 'lovely'

New parish clerk says she loves role and people are 'lovely'

BENSON’S new parish clerk says she is relishing the role. Former teacher Dianne Brooks began work on January 1 following the ...

 

Police funnies

KEITH BALDWIN will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Bensington Society on February 24. His subject is “A notebook, ...

 

Baby group

A NEW baby and toddler group has started in Benson. Benson Little Acorns meets in the youth hall in Oxford Road on Mondays from 10am ...

 

Mother goes natural with business inspired by son

Mother goes natural with business inspired by son

A WOMAN who started making skin care products to help tackle her son’s eczema has turned the idea into a successful business. Vikki ...

 

Plan finished

BENSON’S neighbourhood plan will be submitted to South Oxfordshire District Council for scrutiny next month. The plan is designed to ...

 

Road safety measures

A 20MPH speed limit, a zebra crossing and a weight restriction could be introduced on a Benson road near a site earmarked for 400 new ...

 

Village can't sustain another 180 new homes says council

PLANS for another 180 homes in Benson have been lambasted by the parish council. It says the proposed development on land south of ...

 

Duplicate application made for 130 homes

A DUPLICATE plan for 130 homes near Benson airfield has been submitted to South Oxfordshire District Council. Gladman Developments ...

 

Martyn Davy, engineer, actor, angler, gardener and cook

MARTYN DAVY passed away, aged 72, on Friday, December 9 after a short illness. He was at home in Benson in his favourite spot ...

 

Pupils learn life skills in awards scheme backed by Prince

Pupils learn life skills in awards scheme backed by Prince

CHILDREN at Benson Primary School have completed an education award scheme backed by the Duke of Cambridge. The SkillForce Junior ...

 

Surgery awarded top rating

THE doctors’ surgery in Benson has been rated as “outstanding”. The Millstream Surgery in Mill Lane was inspected by the Care Quality ...

 

History talk

SIMON TOWNLEY will give a talk to a meeting of the Bensington Society called “Victorian County History — our completed findings for ...

 

Tops: the Benson Rockets football team

Tops: the Benson Rockets football team

Tops: the Benson Rockets football team has new training tops thanks to sponsorship by RHCE Electrical Services, of Reading. The four- ...

 

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