Saturday, 27 February 2021

Roof lights

THE owner of a farmhouse in Benson has applied for planning permission for two conservation roof lights. The windows would increase ...

 

Burglars foiled

TWO men armed with a plank of wood broke into a woman’s home in Bonners Mead, Benson. They left when they heard the owner moving about ...

 

New play area delay

A £250,000 overhaul of the Sunnyside play area in Benson may have to be funded entirely by the parish council. A council meeting heard ...

 

Beauty spot plan

A MANAGEMENT plan for a beauty spot in Benson has been drawn up. The parish council’s Bertie West Field working group is committed to ...

 

New contract

A GRASS-CUTTING contract for Benson with Azalea Landscapes, of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, has been renewed by the parish council for a ...

 

Job done well

THE chairman of Benson Parish Council’s neighbourhood plan delivery team has resigned. Council chairman Bill Pattison said he was ...

 

New starters

BENSON Parish Council has two new members. Rebecca Timms and Mark Sumner were both co-opted.

 

Water meters

TWO water meters will be installed in Benson. One will be at Cuckoo Pen by the allotments off St Helen’s Avenue and the other at The ...

 

Access roundabout plan

PLANS have been submitted for a new roundabout in Benson to enable access to a development of 240 homes and deliver a section of the ...

 

Girl, six, raises £650 for Rainbows group by running

Girl, six, raises £650 for Rainbows group by running

A GIRL who ran nearly 70km to raise money for her Rainbows group has received a commendation. Emelia Wilson, six, completed  2.6km ...

 

Road fears

A BENSON parish councillor is concerned about an Oxford to Cambridge Expressway “by stealth”. Fiona Lovesey said the proposed £3 ...

 

Valuable hall

AN application to register the youth hall in Benson as an asset of community value has been submitted. The parish council has made the ...

 

House plan is ‘wrong’

PLANS to build a house in a garden at a property in Benson have been criticised by councillors. John Hawkins has applied to South ...

 

Villager: I was attacked by driver I told to slow down

Villager: I was attacked by driver I told to slow down

A RESIDENT of Benson has claimed they were attacked for telling a speeding driver to slow down. A meeting of the parish council heard ...

 

Dry digging

GEOFF HODGE will give a talk called “Gardening in dry and drought conditions” to Benson Garden Club via Zoom on Thursday at 7.45pm. If ...

 

Developer donates £500 to toddler play group at RAF base

Developer donates £500 to toddler play group at RAF base

TODDLERS at RAF Benson’s Little Cherubs play group are enjoying a new sensory experience. The group has spent £500 donated by ...

 

Key workers thank school for looking after children

Key workers thank school for looking after children

PARENTS have donated a magnolia tree to Benson Primary School to thank staff for looking after their children during the first ...

 

RAF helicopter stuck in muddy field after forced landing

RAF helicopter stuck in muddy field after forced landing

A CHINOOK helicopter from RAF Benson was stuck in mud for almost a week after having to make a precautionary landing. The twin-engine ...

 

Nature talk

BENSON Nature Group’s next event will be an online talk by Thomas Ball, of the World Wide Fund for Nature, on Tuesday, February 9 (7....

 

Tax increase

RESIDENTS of Benson will pay more for services provided by the parish council from April 1. The council has agreed to raise its ...

 

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