Thursday, 23 May 2019

Necklace theft

A DIAMOND and gold necklace was stolen during a burglary in Benson. A house in St Helen’s Avenue was targeted in the early hours of ...

 

Plant grants

BENSON Parish Council is to give the village’s tub holders a £5 gift voucher per planter towards plants.

 

Scout hut extension approved

PLANS to extend the scout hut in Benson have been approved. The hut, which is on land in Littleworth Road and owned by Benson Parish ...

 

Health talk

A TALK on mental health and wellbeing will be held at Benson parish hall on Wednesday from 7.30pm. The event, entitled Mental Health ...

 

Road closure

A ROAD in Benson will be closed for 11 days for resurfacing work. Castle Square will be shut from the junction of Church Road with the ...

 

How to spot a pothole

RESIDENTS of Benson could be trained to officially identify potholes. Oxfordshire County Council, the highways authority, has offered ...

 

Summer fair

A VINTAGE summer fair will be held at Benson Primary School on July 6 from noon to 3pm. Attractions will include stalls, games, a bar, ...

 

Hall design criticised

THE design of a new community hall in Benson has been criticised by a parish councillor. Cala Homes is to include the building in the ...

 

Land transfer

BENSON Parish Council would need to set up a charity in order to become custodians of a piece of land. The Benson Community ...

 

Villagers criticise plans for new access at beauty spot

RESIDENTS in Benson have criticised a proposal by the parish council to create an access for vehicles to a village beauty spot. They ...

 

Call for total cost of hall extension

A RESIDENT has demanded to know how much has been spent on a project to extend Benson’s parish hall. Figures in the council’s finance ...

 

Bridge lesson

WALLINGFORD Bridge Club is to hold a session for beginners at Benson and Roke village hall on the weekend of May 11 and 12 from 10am ...

 

Cycling club

A CYCLING club could be started in Benson. Villager Les Gardner wants to set up a Sunday morning group ride to begin with. If you are ...

 

Teenager receives community award for charity work

Teenager receives community award for charity work

A TEENAGE girl has won a community award for her charity work. Emma Woods, 14, of Passey Crescent, Benson, was presented with the Bob ...

 

Expensive verge fix

BENSON Parish Council is to explore cheaper ways to repair a verge in the village. It received a quote for £10,219 from Oxfordshire ...

 

Milk goes to waste

BENSON Primary School is having to throw away cartons of milk every week because the children aren’t drinking it. Milk is offered to ...

 

Recycling plea

A WOMAN from Benson has asked for asssurances on the future of Oakley Wood recycling centre. Former parish councillor Elizabeth ...

 

Lease ended

A LEASE on a piece of land owned by Benson Parish Council has been terminated so that theoutstanding debts can be cleared. Council ...

 

Developer pledges £6m for infrastructure improvements

A DEVELOPER building more than 400 homes in Benson is to pay around £6 million towards infrastructure improvements. Cala Homes is ...

 

Meet the Candidates: Natasha Harrington

Meet the Candidates: Natasha Harrington

Natasha Harrington (Con) I AM 24 years old and was brought up on RAF Benson for 10 years when my father was a serving officer there. I ...

 

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