Monday, 18 January 2021

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 ...

 

Slide tower approved

A SLIDE tower measuring more than 7m high is to be installed at a playground in Benson. It will be part of a £250,000 overhaul of the ...

 

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 ...

 

RAF crew deliver covid tests during Kent lorries crisis

RAF crew deliver covid tests during Kent lorries crisis

HUNDREDS of covid-19 testing kits were delivered by a helicopter crew from RAF Benson in order to get thousands of lorry drivers home. ...

 

Serviceman dies in crash

Serviceman dies in crash

TRIBUTES have been paid to a teenage serviceman based at RAF Benson who died in traffic collision. SAC Thomas Gamble, 18, was a ...

 

Alternative nativity

Alternative nativity

DONKEYS, goats and ducks were part of an “alternative” nativity at Benson Primary School. Teachers dressed as characters from the ...

 

New Friends chairwoman

THE Friends of Benson School has a appointed a new chairwoman. Abi Roberts takes over from Jo Whittaker, who has stepped down. ...

 

RAF runners set off again in aid of children’s hospice

RAF runners set off again in aid of children’s hospice

PERSONNEL from RAF Benson will be aiming to clock up almost 2,000 miles to support a charity challenge. Twenty-three members of the ...

 

Headteacher delighted as school extension is finished

Headteacher delighted as school extension is finished

AN extension to Benson Primary School has been completed. The Orchard Building is a block of three classrooms and a group room that ...

 

Woman on stab charge

A WOMAN accused of stabbing another woman will appear in court on January 8. Yvonne Martin, 61, of Wormald Road, Wallingford, is ...

 

Hot meals delivered

A FOOD home delivery service has been launched by the Millstream Centre in Benson. Millstream at Home delivers two-course home-cooked ...

 

Scouts ask to rent land

THE 1st Benson Scout Group wants to lease a piece of land in the village owned by the parish council. The current tenant of the Cuckoo ...

 

Bridge site identified

A POSSIBLE site for a footbridge over Elm Brook in Benson has been identified. The parish council’s neighbourhood plan delivery team ...

 

Grants rebate

A REBATE of £1,250 will be paid to Benson Parish Council by a pressure group. The council had given regular grants to Parishes Against ...

 

Pair resign

BENSON parish councillors Dave Olley and John Sharman have resigned. The vacancies are now being advertised by the council but an ...

 

Hall tender

WORK to extend Benson parish hall is to go out to tender. A planning application was approved by South Oxfordshire District Council ...

 

Reservist honoured

Reservist honoured

A RESERVIST from RAF Benson has been named the best in Oxfordshire. Senior Aircraftman Sean Carter, a part-time volunteer reserve with ...

 

Classroom extension named

Classroom extension named

AN extension to Benson Primary School will be called the Orchard Building. The block of three classrooms is being built on part of the ...

 

Road safety improvements agreed by parish council

A SERIES of improvements to make roads in Benson safer have been backed by the parish council. This will include traffic-calming ...

 

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