Friday, 03 April 2020

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Floral access

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

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Neighbours bid against council for old trout farm

TWO sets of neighbours in Benson want to buy a former trout fishery and paddock which the parish council is also bidding for. The land ...

 

£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 ...

 

Verge tidying

A VERGE along St Helen’s Avenue in Benson is being cleared by Wallingford School’s community tasks team. The students make weekly ...

 

Field ramp

A RAMP for pedestrians to access a Benson beauty spot could cost between £10,000 and £12,000. The ramp for Bertie West Field, off ...

 

Charity to disappear

A PUBLIC meeting is to be held to wind up a Benson charity. The Benson Community Association is to disband after 46 years. It proposes ...

 

Star gardener

A HORTICULTURALIST and TV gardener will be the guest speaker at Benson Garden Club’s meeting on Thursday (doors open 7pm). Frances ...

 

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