Thursday, 24 May 2018

Council divided over plans to fence off field used by school

COUNCILLORS are divided over plans to fence off a green space in Benson. The village’s primary school wants to re-fence its playing ...

 

Friends grant

A GRANT of £2,300 has been awarded to the Friends of Benson School. The group was given the money by developer Cala Homes and it will ...

 

Volunteer cleaner who hates moaning receives award

Volunteer cleaner who hates moaning receives award

A MAN who started a group to help keep Benson tidy has been honoured for his efforts. John Sharman, 59, was presented with the Don ...

 

School walk

CHILDREN from Benson Primary School will be participating in Walk to School Week next week. The week, organised by Sustainable ...

 

Great Get Together refused £240 grant

BENSON Parish Council has refused to give a grant of £240 towards a community event celebrating the memory of the murdered MP Jo Cox. ...

 

No parking

BENSON Parish Council has supported plans for a single-storey extension at a house in Littleworth Road. However, it said that the ...

 

Villagers urged to back plan

VILLAGERS are being warned to support Benson’s neighbourhood plan or it will fail to prevent unwanted development. The document will ...

 

Hall work

BENSON Parish Council has applied for building regulations approval for an extension with a new kitchen and toilets at the parish hall....

 

Charity demo

A FLOWER arranging demonstration will be given at Watlington Methodist Chapel on Thursday at 11am. To attend costs £12.50, which ...

 

By-election

A BY-ELECTION is set to be held for the vacant Benson and Crowmarsh seat on South Oxfordshire District Council. The council has ...

 

Cake and savouries sale raises £578 for day centre

Cake and savouries sale raises £578 for day centre

A CAKE sale raised more than £550 for the Millstream Day Centre in Benson. Volunteers sold a range of sweet and savoury treats from a ...

 

Finally, date set for public vote on housing blueprint

A REFERENDUM on Benson’s neighbourhood plan will take place on June 28. This will mark the culmination of two-and-a-half years’ work ...

 

Wedding picnic day

CHILDREN at Benson Primary School are to celebrate the royal wedding. They will dress up in party clothes and have a picnic on the ...

 

Council to buy CCTV

BENSON Parish Council is to spend about £4,000 a CCTV system. It says buying its own cameras will be cheaper than renting them, as it ...

 

Blue plaque unveiling date

A BLUE Plaque to commemorate meteorologist William Henry Dines will be unveiled in Benson on Saturday, June 9. It will be installed in ...

 

Plan ahead

AN event where people can talk openly about dying, death and bereavement is to be held in Benson. Matters of Life and Death is being ...

 

Books to help serving RAF personnel and families

Books to help serving RAF personnel and families

A NEW series of books aimed at improving the mental health of service personnel and their children was launched at RAF Benson Primary ...

 

Walk back to fitness

HEALTH walks are being held in Benson. Most start at the parish hall and include: Mondays, 2pm — 1 to 1.5 miles. A short walk for ...

 

Trio honoured for saving lives with blood donations

Trio honoured for saving lives with blood donations

TWO men from Watlington and one from Benson have been recognised for making 750 donations of life-saving platelets. John Sennett, Phil ...

 

Funding confirmed

START-UP funding for a children’s centre in Benson has been confirmed. Oxfordshire County Council has awarded Benson Little Acorns a ...

 

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