Thursday, 15 April 2021

Travellers told to go

TRAVELLERS have set up camp on Warwick Spinney in Benson. Several caravans and cars arrived on the meadow on Sunday but they have been ...

 

Community hub honoured for service in pandemic

Community hub honoured for service in pandemic

THE Millstream Centre and community hub in Benson has received an award for supporting the community during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

 

Antiques fair date

BENSON antiques and collectors fair will take place at the parish hall in Sunnyside on Sunday, April 18 from 9am to 4pm. There will be ...

 

Councils welcome axing of link road

Councils welcome axing of link road

THE leader of South Oxfordshire District Council has welcomed the cancellation of the £3 billion Oxford-Cambridge Expressway project. ...

 

Villager concerned about effect of pruning oak tree

Villager concerned about effect of pruning oak tree

AN oak tree in Benson could be damaged if it is pruned, claims a villager. Janice Selkirk wrote to the parsh council after the Henley ...

 

Fifty-eight women working at RAF Benson honoured

WOMEN working at RAF Benson have been presented with a series of awards celebrating their contributions to operations, leadership and ...

 

Fifty-eight women working at RAF Benson honoured

Fifty-eight women working at RAF Benson honoured

Women working at RAF Benson have been presented with a series of awards celebrating their contributions to operations, leadership and ...

 

Caring for streams

PEOPLE in Benson are to be taught how to take care of chalk streams. Benson Nature Group has set up a project with the support of ...

 

Woman jailed for five years for stabbing trainee vicar

Woman jailed for five years for stabbing trainee vicar

A WOMAN has been jailed for five years for stabbing a trainee vicar in Benson with a vegetable knife. Yvonne Martin attacked Valerie ...

 

Clerk wanted

BENSON Nature Group is seeking a new secretary. The role requires organisational skills but you don’t necessarily have to be a ...

 

Services support

Services support

PERSONNEL at RAF Benson who are shielding or self-isolating can now access a free service delivering boxes of non-perishable food. The ...

 

Better play

RENOVATION of the Sunnyside play area in Benson has begun. The work, which began on Monday last week, will make the facility more ...

 

Food appeal

FOOD donations are needed to support Benson’s older villagers. The Millstream Centre and help hub needs pasta, toiletries, washing-up ...

 

Books appeal

THE post office in Benson is appealing for donations of puzzles and books. Theese will be sold to raise money for charities and groups ...

 

Dark side

AN oak tree on Mill Lane, Benson, is overshadowing a nearby allotment. The parish council, which owns the tree, is discussing how and ...

 

Villagers in dark over parish hall extension

RESIDENTS were “kept in the dark” on plans to extend Benson parish hall, it has been claimed. The parish council was granted planning ...

 

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 ...

 

New contract

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

 

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