Sunday, 13 June 2021

Councillor memorial

A BENCH is to be installed in Benson in memory of a parish councillor who gave 45 years’ service to the village.

Don Fletcher, 86, of Westfield Road, Benson, died in April.

Benson Parish Council has not chosen a site for the bench but has agreed to rename its annual Benson Community Award the Don Fletcher Community Award.

Councillor Fletcher, a former teacher at Fir Tree Junior School in Wallingford, was chairman of the council from 1975 to 1980.

He was involved in the distribution of the Benson Bulletin and was a member of the Benson and Ewelme branch of the Royal British Legion. He also helped set up Benson Youth Club.

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