Monday, 18 November 2019

Shop for sale due to retirement

A FURNITURE and clothing business in Benson has been put on the market. Janet Sharp, who runs Revival in the High Street, has decided ...

 

RAF officer ‘tried to kill partner after drunken row’

RAF officer ‘tried to kill partner after drunken row’

A ROYAL Air Force officer strangled his girlfriend until she was unconscious, a court heard. Flight Lieutenant Timothy Barry, 31, ...

 

Christmas celebration

UP to 200 children are expected to take part in a lantern parade as part of Benson’s Christmas lights switch-on ceremony. The Benson ...

 

Volunteers plant 300 trees to improve meadow land

Volunteers plant 300 trees to improve meadow land

MORE than 80 people helped to plant 300 tree saplings at a Benson beauty spot. The volunteers, who included about 20 children, put in ...

 

Gravel relief

PRESSURE group Parishes Against Gravel Extraction has recommended that Benson ceases to be a member. It comes after Oxfordshire County ...

 

Youth hall surveyed

A SURVEY of Benson youth hall was due to be carried out on Tuesday. The parish council wants a new hall after spending a large amount ...

 

End of line for call box

A TELEPHONE box in Benson may be removed. BT has begun a 90-day consultation on the removal of the kiosk in Church Road. The company ...

 

Brewery pledges to return village pub to former glory

THE new owner of a pub in Benson says it wants to return the pub to its former glory. The Hook Norton Brewery, near Banbury, has taken ...

 

Sign cash bid

BENSON Parish Council wants a speed-activated sign in Oxford Road. It will apply to Mark Gray, the village’s representative on ...

 

Crossing concerns

CONCERNS are still being raised about the safety of a pedestrian crossing in Benson. Parish councillors have complained several times ...

 

Royal flight goes home

THE Queen’s Flight has left RAF Benson after temporarily returning there for the first time in almost 25 years. The Royal Air Force’s ...

 

Serviceman honoured

Serviceman honoured

A SERVICEMEN who battled a brain tumour was recognised at RAF Benson’s 80th anniversary awards dinner. Cpl Duncan Penman was presented ...

 

Blooming good idea?

RESIDENTS in Benson are being asked if they want the village to enter the Britain in Bloom competition. Parish clerk Elizabeth Stanley ...

 

Play area idea

A PLAY area could be built behind Benson library. It would mean that on warm and sunny days activities such as rhyme time could be ...

 

Good shows

TWO shows at the Waterfront Café in Benson raised almost £900. Mikron Theatre staged Redcoats and All Hands on Deck in July. ...

 

New manager

THE Millstream Centre in Benson has appointed a manager. Donna Mitchell began her career as a registered general nurse and has ...

 

250 trees for meadow

TWO hundred and fifty trees are to be planted by Benson Nature Group at a village beauty spot. The group will put in 10 different ...

 

Charity grants

BENSON Parish Council has awarded £400 in grants to charities. The Benson and District branch of the Royal British Legion and the ...

 

Art morning

BENSON Art Group will hold an open morning at the parish hall in Sunnyside tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to noon. All are welcome and ...

 

Couple create community garden at village allotments

Couple create community garden at village allotments

A NEW community garden has opened in Benson. Richard and Bridgid Hess, who live in the village, created it at the allotments off St ...

 

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