Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Benson WI

BENSON WI’s April meeting was, as with all other WI events, cancelled and our speaker, Julia Miles, postponed for another time. We ...

 

Goodie bags and knitting for those living in isolation

Goodie bags and knitting for those living in isolation

THE new Benson Help Hub is providing support to more than 140 people. The hub, which is based at the Millstream Centre in the village, ...

 

Slow end to charity

THE winding up of a Benson charity could be delayed by a year. A public meeting was due to be held on March 30 to disband the Benson ...

 

Mill staff furloughed

Mill staff furloughed

PUMA helicopters from RAF Benson have been supporting the Scottish Ambulance Service with the trial of a medical isolation and ...

 

Play stopped

PLAY areas in Watlington, Benson and Ewelme have been shut in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Paddock play area and another ...

 

RAF library

A NEW library has opened at RAF Benson. The Safe Space Library aims to provide a welcoming location for personnel and families to ...

 

Volunteers plant hundreds of trees at village spinney

Volunteers plant hundreds of trees at village spinney

ABOUT 30 residents helped to plant 200 saplings at a Benson beauty spot. The volunteers put in a mix of native varieties at Warwick ...

 

Floral access

BENSON Parish Council has thanked volunteers who tend to the village centre planters. The planters on the A4074 verge have been ...

 

Art festival postponed as councils help tackle virus

AN art festival in Watlington has been postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers of Watlington ArtWeek decided to ...

 

Hit and run victim in appeal to drivers

A MAN from Ewelme was involved in a hit and run incident while walking to the Millstream Centre in Benson. Brian Benson, who was ...

 

No collections

INCONSIDERATE parking in Castle Close, Benson, means bin lorries are unable to collect waste. Parish clerk Elizabeth Stanley says the ...

 

Beauty spot cleaned up

MORE than 25 residents helped clear a Benson beauty spot. They cut, piled up and burnt a huge amount of brambles and scrub that had ...

 

Schools race

THE 16th annual John William Stacey memorial cross-country race will be held at RAF Benson Primary School tomorrow (Saturday). ...

 

Water works

THAMES Water will be carrying out mains connection work in Littleworth Road in Benson from next Wednesday to Friday. The road will ...

 

Dispose of their mess

A SECOND dog mess bag dispenser has been installed by Benson Parish Council. It is located at the entrance to the Littleworth path ...

 

Work begins on primary school’s new classroom block

Work begins on primary school’s new classroom block

WORK has begun on the extension to Benson Primary School. The Oxford Road school is building a block of three classrooms on part of ...

 

One-way lane

DRIVERS are being reminded that Chapel Lane in Benson is one-way from Watlington Road. The parish council has asked residents of ...

 

Council continues effort to buy Salt Store for parking

SECURITY measures would have to be put in place if a piece of land in Benson was turned into a car park. The Salt Store, off St ...

 

£3,000 for new kerbs

ABOUT £3,000 is to be spent by Benson Parish Council on dropped kerbs in The Cedars. The work will be carried out by Oxfordshire ...

 

Hall door broken

THE automatic sliding door at Benson parish hall in Sunnyside is broken again. Councillor Teresa McTeague told a meeting that the door ...

 

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