Thursday, 13 August 2020

Running solution

EVEN the seemingly easy task of signing an annual return has talen om new complexities during the coronavirus crisis. Benson Parish ...

 

‘Car park’ set to be fenced off to maintain path entry

A GRASS verge in Benson routinely used by drivers to park is to be fenced off. Benson Parish Council wants to protect the area on the ...

 

Call to reduce speed limit

THE speed on the A4074 should be reduced from 60mph to 50mph, says the chairman of Benson Parish Council Bill Pattison. Former ...

 

Talks on parking land lease

BENSON Parish Council is to ask for a long lease on a piece of land it wants to remain a green space to be used for parking. The Salt ...

 

Protect pubs

TWO pubs in Benson are to be put forward as assets of community value. The parish council wants to nominate the Crown Inn and the ...

 

Outdoor seating

A CAFE in Benson has been given permission by the parish council for a one-month trial of tables and chairs for customers outside. No ...

 

Hogweed find

GIANT hogweed in Benson has been treated. The plant, which is poisonous and can cause skin blistering and even blindness, was ...

 

Extra cost of hall clean

HAND sanitiser dispensers are to be installed in Benson parish hall for when it re-opens following the coronavirus crisis. New signs ...

 

Events switch

BENSON Parish Council has taken on responsibility for Remembrance Sunday events. The council has formed an events working group after ...

 

New bridge over brook

A FOOTBRIDGE could be built over Elm Brook in Benson. The parish council’s neighbourhood plan delivery team is investigating the idea ...

 

Clerk leaving

BENSON’S parish clerk is to leave. Elizabeth Stanley, who joined the council in autumn 2018, replaced former teacher Dianne Brooks. ...

 

Man avoids prison for harassment of woman

A MAN who harassed a former partner then tried to scare her into dropping charges against him has avoided a prison term. Nick Jones, ...

 

Pub delay

THE re-opening of a pub in Benson under new ownership has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Hook Norton Brewery, near ...

 

Free compost

TWO large piles of compost have been donated to Benson residents by Severn Trent Green Power. These can be found at the entrances to ...

 

No playing

PLAY areas in Benson remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic until the Government provides further guidance. The parish council ...

 

Land search

BENSON Parish Council may approach landowners in the village with a view to buying sites. It comes after the council failed with a bid ...

 

Sirius helps RAF staff beat blues

Sirius helps RAF staff beat blues

A MENTAL health awareness campaign has been launched at RAF Benson. Fl Sgt Tracy Barrow has been carrying a toy black dog nicknamed ...

 

RAF reservists called up to covid-19 testing team

RAF reservists called up to covid-19 testing team

PERSONNEL from RAF Benson have formed a covid-19 testing team. Eight reservists from the 606 (Chiltern) Squadron of the Royal ...

 

Parish hall extension cost query

A BENSON man wants to know how much a planned extension to the parish hall will cost. Jon Fowler, a former chairman of the parish ...

 

Still shut

BUILDINGS owned by Benson Parish Council will not yet be re-opened following the easing of the covid-19 lockdown restrictions. These ...

 

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