Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Bigger pub

A PUB in Benson could be extended. The Three Horseshoes in Oxford Road has applied for planning permission to remove the pergola at ...

 

Work starts on new classrooms at village primary school

WORK has begun to expand Benson Primary School, writes David White. The Oxford Road school is to build a block of three classrooms on ...

 

On location

KARL Bird will give a talk called “Misadventures in movie locations” at a meeting of the Bensington Society at the parish hall on ...

 

Attacker sentenced

A MAN from Benson has been given a restraining order after he admitted assaulting a woman. Jesse James Billingham put his hands around ...

 

Trees survey

BENSON Parish Council is to spend up to £1,600 plus VAT on a tree assessment survey in order to create a maintenance plan. Sylva ...

 

Parking plea

THE Benson Volunteer Helpline drivers want more parking spaces at hospitals in Oxford. The service, which was set up in 1991, helps ...

 

Land earmarked for parking unlikely to take scout hut

A NEW scout hut is unlikely to be built on land next to Benson Brook. This was one of several options being considered by the parish ...

 

Councils to raise tax

RESIDENTS of Watlington and Benson are to pay more for services provided by their parish councils. Watlington Parish Council has ...

 

Repairs call

PAVEMENTS in Benson between High Street and the war memorial are in a poor condition, says a former parish councillor. Ian Leppard, ...

 

Pub plug-in

ELECTRIC car charging points could be installed at the Crown Inn in Benson. The Hook Norton Brewery, which has taken over the High ...

 

New lease

A MAN who had his tenancy on land owned by Benson Parish Council terminated has been given a new six-year lease. The previous lease on ...

 

Headline

A BILL enabling renewable electricity to be sold to customers near where it is generated is being supported by BBenson Parish Council. ...

 

Limit reduced

THE speed limit on a section of the A4074 near Benson is to be cut from 50mph to 30mph temporarily. This will come into effect on ...

 

Benson set for Easter

THE festive season may be over but, fear not, another big national holiday is on the horizon. At least that seems to be the message ...

 

RAF pilot sentenced for drunken attack on partner

RAF pilot sentenced for drunken attack on partner

A ROYAL Air Force pilot who strangled his partner until she was unconscious has been given a community order. Timothy Barry, a flight ...

 

20mph zone may be introduced in village

20mph zone may be introduced in village

A 20mph speed zone may be introduced in Benson. The parish council is to discuss the idea with Oxfordshire County Council, the ...

 

Carol concert

A COMMUNITY carol concert will be held at St Helen’s Church in Benson on Christmas Eve. The Roke and Benson Brass Band will entertain ...

 

Scrub tidied

SCRUBLAND at Bertie West Field in Benson has been tidied up. The parish council paid to have prunus domestica, a hybrid of blackthorn ...

 

No more calls

A TELEPHONE box in Benson is set to be removed. BT has begun a 90-day public consultation on decommissioning the kiosk in Church Road. ...

 

Parish hall extension plan reduced in size

PLANS to extend Benson parish hall have been revised. The £700,000 scheme was granted planning permission in 2017 but was put on hold ...

 

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